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The Pros vs Cons of Full Height Shutters

Your days at school might seem like a lifetime ago, but if there’s one thing we can’t forget, is our old English teacher reminding us to always have a balanced argument! Well the same point goes for plantation shutters! When you’re on the browsing shutter styles and trying to work out which would be the best choice for you, it’s important to weigh up all the pros and cons to help you find the perfect match for your home.

Full Height Shutters Pros 

Let’s start with an easy one, the benefits of full height shutters! Our full height shutters are made to measure and cover the whole of your window in a single pane. As they cover the whole of your window, privacy is not an issue for anyone living in a busy area. This also gives you a lot more control over your light levels and temperature.

Whereas tier on tier shutters are often split with a mid-rail, full height shutters don’t have this making more space for slats instead, allowing more light into the home. As full-length shutters cover the whole of your window, this provides an extra barrier against your window, obstructing those chilly winter drafts seeping in, a fantastic bonus through the colder months.

Universally full height shutters are the most popular choice of window shutter style and the most well known in the UK. They are a sturdy and simple design, which works well in any type of home no matter the period or style, lasting for many years to come. So, you can see why they are a popular choice!

Full Height Shutters Cons 

However, though full height shutters are of course a fantastic option, there are some situations where they may not be the best choice, and an alternative style of interior shutter may work better.

If your plantation shutters are both taller and wider than your standard set, there is a concern that due to the amount of material needed to cover the window the shutter could be too heavy on a weaker fixing. In this case, café style shutters may be better suited, as they only cover a portion of the window, they are far lighter and remove any concerns on potentially weaker structures.

There is a whole variety of windows out there, with a multitude of ways in how they can be opened and closed. As a single panel, full height shutters can make controlling your windows a little more difficult, whereas tier on tier shutters could work better. For example, if you have a window with a top pane that tilts inwards to open, this is easier to access with tier on tier than it is full height.

As you can see there aren’t a whole lot of cons when it comes to full height shutters, they are a great and versatile option for your home. However, if you do have any concerns there are always other shutter styles that will meet your requirements just perfectly! Contact our local Manchester team, give them a call and they will be more than happy to discuss what plantation shutters would work best for you and your windows. Call us on 0800 044 8045.