A World without Shutters? I “Shutter” to Think!

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It is believed that he first shutters were interior shutters, likely constructed in ancient Greece. The
Greeks designed home shutters made of fixed marble to protect against the Mediterranean climate.
Later, louvres were added to shutters to allow for vertical movement, giving owners better control of
light and ventilation. These shutters were also used for guarding against the rain when they were in a
downward position and to provide privacy as needed when they were closed.
At the turn of the 16 th century in Tudor England, glass was too expensive for most home owners to use
on both the top and bottom portions of their windows. The solution was…you guessed it…shutters on
the top half! These shutters were made from simple wooden boards and used for decorative as well as
functional purposes.
Today, shutters are used universally and for good reason. They are an affordable and easy addition and
make a huge impact on the visual appeal of any home. Plus, shutters still add an extra layer of insulation
from the cold in winter months and the heat in the summer – piling up cost savings on energy as well!
Get your shutters at Window Expressions, the window treatment experts. To schedule your free,
convenient, in-home visit and receive 10 percent off your purchase, call Window Expressions at 410-
757-5200. You’ll peruse a wide selection of style, material and color samples at your leisure in the
privacy of your own home. A Window Expressions window treatment design specialist will also provide
exact, guaranteed measurements and pricing options throughout the process so that you can make the
best decisions for your home, as well as your budget.

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