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Shutters Frequently Asked Questions | Carpet Call

What’s better, blinds or shutters?

Each type of window treatment offers its own set of advantages; the choice all depends on how you want to improve your space. For instance, you can choose a style like blackout roller blinds, which will block more light than louvred shutters would. As for aesthetics, you might prefer billowing Roman blinds for a soft, lightweight look or wooden shutters for a more architectural appearance. At Carpet Call, we offer custom solutions for both blinds and shutters. Give us a call at 1300 502 427 and we can talk you through the possibilities.

Why should I consider installing shutters in Australia?

Shutters are a popular choice among Australian homeowners for several good reasons. Universal benefits like privacy, light control and architectural elegance make them a desirable choice. In addition, shutters are a highly practical and durable choice for the Australian climate. At Carpet Call, we can help you create a custom solution that helps improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort level. Book a free in-home consultation to learn more.

What is the difference between shutters and plantation shutters?

There are several different types of shutters available, and plantation shutters are one of the most popular options. They typically feature louvres that can be controlled with visible tilt rods and are most often painted a bright, airy white. However, plantation shutters can be made in any colour and finish, and they can be installed inside or outside.


A few other interior and exterior shutter styles include: 

  • Cafe shutters, which will cover the bottom half of the window.
  • Shaker style shutters, which feature a flat or raised panel.
  • Board and batten shutters, which are made with vertical slats and horizontal supports.
  • Bahama shutters, which are hinged at the top of the window frame.

Do shutters keep the heat in?

Installing high-quality shutters is a great way to prevent heat loss during the cold weather. Given their solid, heavy material, shutters can block out more draughts than woven fabric window treatments. During the warmer seasons however, shutters can improve ventilation indoors by helping hot air escape without letting too much light in.

How much do shutters cost?

Custom shutters can be a long-lasting and cost-effective home improvement option. Our exceptional shutter range and competitive prices are why you should call Carpet Call for a free measure and quote. Pricing varies based on material, style and size. Because each window or door frame may be a different shape and size, working with a specialty store like Carpet Call is the best way to get an accurate cost estimate for your project. Our experts can measure your windows and provide a personalised quote for shutters during a free in-home service.

What should I know about shutters?

Whether you are wanting to replace what you currently have or are looking to completely revamp your room, here are all the answers to your questions about shutters and blinds. If for whatever reason your question has not been answered here, please feel free to get in contact with one of our friendly professionals or visit us in store to talk about it. We have firsthand experience in the industry and are ready to share our knowledge on shutters and blinds! Let us help you when it comes time to making that decision about what will suit your requirements and interior dreams. With years of experience in bringing visions to reality, trust Carpet Call when it comes to your next venture.

What are the types of blinds and shutters I can buy?


Advantages of Basswood Shutters Basswood Shutters look beautiful and are made from wood, attractive and finely textured, extremely sturdy and resistant to warping. Basswood is very durable compared to other woods and is not a porous wood and adhesives can be easily used to achieve a strong tight join. Complete control over the amount of light and air that comes into a room can be achieved by using Basswood Shutters and can reduce the amount of fading with furniture or flooring.

Advantages of PVC Shutters PVC Shutters are moisture resistant, fire retardant, termite proof, excellent insulation properties, same colour all the way through, less likely to dint and easy to clean and cheaper than basswood.

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