Blackout shutters combine a blind with a shutter. The blind creates a total blackout by sitting behind the shutter in a channel within the frame.
Shutters alone don’t offer a complete blackout. Light will find a way through gaps between louvers and between a shutter and its frame. By combining a blind with a shutter a blackout shutter is created.
Shutters are more effective than blinds for managing light penetration, as there is no gap between your wall and the shutter. Conventional shutters will be appropriate for most customers’ needs, however blackout shutters remove all light.
Why Blackout Shutters?
Curtain – blackout lining will reduce the light permeating through a curtain. Light will however find its way between the curtain and the wall at the sides.
Blackout Blinds – when lined with a metallic membrane a blackout blind will block all light through the body of the blind. Light will still find its way between the curtain and the wall at the sides.
Shutters with louvres – light can find its way both between the louvres and around the edges of the panels. It’s likely that enough light can be excluded for all but the lightest sleeper.
Shutters with Solid Panels – light can find its way around the edges of the panels but almost all light will be excluded.
Shutters Combined With Blackout Blinds – are the perfect solution as the blind stops all light through the ‘body’ of the shutter. Light can’t find its way around the edges of the blind, as they sit within a channel within the shutter’s frame.
Blackout shutters give you complete control over light levels
Perfect for nurseries or anyone who requires the darkest conditions; including home cinemas and media rooms.
If you already have shutters, a made-to-measure blind can if there is space be retro-fitted behind your shutter.
Blackout shutters are available in a huge range of styles, colours and price points