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The pros and cons of tier-on-tier shutters from Castle Hill Shutters

Posted on 22nd December 2021 by Castle Hill Shutters


If you’re looking for increased privacy but don’t want to compromise on light, tier-on-tier shutters are the perfect solution for your home.

Featuring two sets of panels, one on top of the other, these beautiful window dressings offer complete flexibility. You can for example keep the bottom section closed so passers-by can’t see into your home, while leaving the top half open to let in plenty of natural daylight.

Our shutters are built to last for many years, making them a long-term investment. With this in mind, it’s important that you’re 100% certain you’re choosing the right style for your home. If you’re considering tier-on-tier shutters, below are some of the pros and cons.

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Increased privacy

As we’ve already mentioned, tier-on-tier shutters are great for those rooms which require extra privacy. If your lounge or bedroom is at the front of the house for example, you can keep the lower section closed so nobody can see in. With the upper section open, plenty of natural daylight can still enter your home.

Alternatively, you can have both sections closed and adjust the slats to let in some light. Because the slats are at an angle, you can still benefit from complete privacy.

Great for insulation

Tier-on-tier shutters are fully framed and cover the full height of your window which means they’re fantastic at keeping your home nice and warm during those cold winter months.

They also keep the direct sunlight out which will help to keep your house cool during the summer.

An extra layer of security

A fantastic benefit of tier-on-tier shutters is that they make a great security device. Whether you have the slats fully closed or open at an angle, nobody will be able to see into your home. This means that potential burglars won’t be able to determine if the house is empty or not.

As well as this, shutters act as an extra barrier to try and break through. This will deter even the bravest of burglars.  

Built to last

Here at Castle Hill Shutters, we pride ourselves on our reputation. Because of this, we only ever use the highest quality materials for our shutters. They’re built to last and are only ever installed by fully trained, insured and highly experienced fitters. You can be assured that both our products and service are second to none.


They’re not suitable for all window typesexample of shutter installation

Although tier-on-tier shutters are extremely versatile, they’re not suitable for all types of windows.

They’re ideal for Victorian windows but don’t work so well with smaller openings. Although they can be installed on smaller windows if you have your heart set on them, we find they can overpower the window and block natural light coming in due to the solid material on each panel where the tiers meet.

Will do however endeavour to cater to the needs of all our customers. If you book a consultation, our experts will see what we can do as well as go through other styles of shutters which may be better suited to your property.

To book in for a free, no obligation quotation, get in touch with Castle Hill Shutters today.