Shutters - do they help keep heat in

(7 Posts)
MightyMeerkat Mon 23-May-16 22:30:49

Just that really. I am buying a house with single glazed sash windows and was thinking about installing shutters to reduce heat loss. Does it work? Or would I be wasting my money? Would blinds and curtains be a better bet? Thanks

HirplesWithHaggis Mon 23-May-16 22:35:16

I don't know how they compare, but yes, shutters make a massive difference to keeping the heat in. They also significantly reduce noise from outside, and are brilliant blackouts too.

(Used to live in a 100y+ old tenement flat with single glazed sash windows and original shutters all around.)

Ilovewillow Mon 23-May-16 22:38:01

Yes most definitely, they are fab, we have them in our downstairs on the bay windows!

Costacoffeeplease Mon 23-May-16 22:40:24

We have them to keep the heat out smile (not uk)

MightyMeerkat Tue 24-May-16 13:55:10

That's great thanks. The house I am buying has a huge bay window and I feel the cold more than most so am starting to worry that I won't be able to keep it warm in the winter. It sounds like shutters would be a good investment with maybe curtains too for the really cold days.

dontcallmelen Wed 25-May-16 20:37:43

Hi Op we have big old sash Windows & having shutters made a huge difference, also have curtains for when it's really cold.

idontlikealdi Wed 25-May-16 20:43:37

We have double glazing and shutters in our bay window. The glazing isn't great and we get drafts through them but the shutters keep it out brilliantly.

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