Summer, it brings blossoming gardens and longer days, the sunshine has a knack of making everything look lovely. As much as we love and excite ourselves it, let’s not forget the rise in pollen count over the Summer season; many of us suffer with hay-fever allergies, the constant sneezing, puffy, stinging eyes, and all the other frustrating allergy symptoms- sound familiar? What if we told you, shutters are a great choice for helping to reduce allergies harboured in your household…
Compared to other treatments
As pollen and dust comes through the window, they collect into a tumbleweed of allergies for the unsuspecting allergen sufferer. Fabric curtains and drapes absorb dust and pollen, which makes them one of the worst choices of home window treatments for anyone suffering with hay fever or dust allergies.
Easy to clean
Firstly, they’re easy to clean. Windows naturally attract a lot of dust, therefore the window dressing will inherently attract said dust. Keeping your dressing clean is key for removing the pollen and dust build-up. Curtains require a lot of effort to clean, blinds are fiddly, but shutters, all they need is a wipe down with a slightly damp cloth; they’re much easier to maintain and keep clean.
It’s not just pollen allergies, pet hair can contribute to all year-round allergies. Just like pollen and dust, pet hair collects on fabric, but because our shutters are made from wood, nothing sticks to them and they’re amazingly easy to wipe down.
Let the air flow
One of the largest benefits that window shutters offer, is that they allow you to keep your windows open, letting the fresh air flow through your home without compromising on privacy. You can air a room out with a wide open window and your plantation shutters will prevent people from seeing in.
There are plenty of other incredible benefits that shutters offer. If you have any questions or would like advice on shutters for your home, we’re here to help. Contact our team today!