Blinds: Practical decoration for the house
Venetian blinds are often used as a design element in both the style and renovation of an old building and in new architecture. No wonder: shutters not only decorate the facade, but also offer protection against unwanted insights, weather conditions and burglars. One advantage over roller shutter systems: shutters do not have to be integrated into the masonry. This means that no thermal bridges can occur.
Blinds: Different versions as required
Windows shutters are available in different versions depending on the requirements. Venetian blinds are often used to ventilate the living area when the load is closed and when there is light. Horizontal openings are integrated into the window shutters, which can also be adjusted on some models. In housings, on the other hand, the entire sash of the window sill is filled without opening – in rural areas this variant is often faced with elaborate decorations. Another rural-romantic appearance is planks, which are mainly used today for old buildings, stables and barns. The wing structure consists of simple boards and is usually stiffened with horizontal stripes.
Folding, positioning and sliding doors
Shutters also differ in the way they are opened. Folding shutters are most commonly used: two loading leaves are attached to the outside of the window next to the window. When opened, they are attached to the outer wall with a hook. Another variant are control panels. These are conventional folding shutters with an opening installed in the lower half. So you can ventilate or see from the window despite the thermal insulation storage. In contrast, sliders are used in new buildings. The folding function is omitted here: slides run in rails to the side of the window – along the house wall. Your advantage: In strong winds, unlike unsecured folding window scales, they cannot cause any damage. If you want to equip a large window front with shutters for which folding doors are suitable. With several fold-out elements, they can cover the entire width. When closed, the folded package is pushed next to the window surface to save space. Also available: decorative shelves; In addition to the optics, they have no other function.
Design and operation
Whether as a table top or modern aluminum, window shutters are available in different versions. Since the shops are constantly exposed to the weather, the wood must be cleaned and maintained regularly. Despite the relatively high cost, the decision is often made in favor of wood: the traditional character and the environmentally friendly extraction of the renewable raw material are crucial. In addition, wood is particularly suitable as protection against summer heat, since the natural raw material conducts little heat. The use of aluminum or plastic shutters, which are particularly suitable for new buildings, is less necessary. In addition to the low maintenance costs, the large selection of modern designs speaks in every color and shape.
Whether wood, plastic or aluminum: everyone who has shops knows the cost of hard-to-access windows. However, there is also a solution for this: Electric shop openers, some even solar panels, allow convenient opening and closing without bending out of the window. A subsequent attachment is also possible.