At some points of time, our houses require changes or renovations. And these jobs need to be done smartly so that they work to change the look as well extend the life of the house, apart from extending its security too.
One such smart, sensible and budget friendly renovation tip that also counts as a security measure is the installation of security screens to the windows as well as doors, if needed. Shutters and screens are the latest rage as far as renovating windows is concerned.
Plantation shutters are popular as well as versatile options for window treatments. These shutters which derive their name from the large windows with shutter style wide louvers, which were introduced by the Spanish on plantation homes. Thus, the name originated from those times, referring to the large windows with louvered shutters. There are a number of options available which can be specified as per the need with variations in the style and size of the louvers. Also, the material used for these shutters also varies ranging from powder coated aluminium frames to fauxwood shutters to basswood options. These are all sturdy options which provide security too, thus eliminating the need for additional security bars.
Also, screens against insects can also be attached onto these shutters to prevent insects from invading the house, especially in the evenings. The advantage of these types of screens and aluminium screen is that they can be made available in desired configuration with adjustable louvers and above all are affordable too. They have a decent lifespan too. They should be made and fitted within desired area and configured by skilled and experienced contractors from companies which have relevant expertise and adhere to safety and standardisations. However, it is advisable to opt for shutters built specifically for the specified windows rather than going for stock panels fitted down to the given size. If you find the pricing for both types are similar, you should know that the former one is a durable option providing security too.
Thus while renovating a space a number of factors must be taken into consideration apart from style. Durability, safety, customisation and last but not the least affordability must be considered since renovation aims to extend the life of the house further. All of this applies while looking for window treatments. And shutters and screens are the perfect justification to all the above requirements.