It is summer in the Cape, and while the vacationers are preparing for their holiday on our sunny beaches, local residents are getting ready for another season of the South Easter. The South Easter, also known as the Cape Doctor, visits our homes each year from late spring to autumn (September to March). And even though we are grateful that it sweeps away pollution, it can also create havoc in and around our homes.
If you’ve lived in Cape Town long enough, you will know that this windy season is synonymous with sand, dust, smoke and even twigs and branches carried across great distances by the strong South Easter. It also leaves behind some evidence inside our homes – blowing in sand underneath our doors and even through the small spaces between our windows and window frames.
The combination of lovely, sunny days and stormy days means you need to be flexible with your living space – extending your inside area outside on warmer days and protecting your home against the South Easter on other days. And this is where utilising storm shutters during the harsh South Easter is a perfect solution.
Storm shutters are tough! Designed to protect windows and doors from hurricanes, you can be sure they will do the job when it comes to Cape Town’s Cape Doctor. And since they are made from aluminium, you don’t have to worry about rust, swelling or cracking.
To make sure no wind (or sand and dust) can get in, our shutters are custom fit so that they completely cover your window and door openings. They come in a variety of colour options, to ensure the match the style of your room. In fact their functional lines and clean appearance will add to your room’s décor, rather than detract.
Of course the advantages of storm shutters are not limited to blocking out wind – shutters also block out light, noise and extreme heat. And on those gorgeous summer days, storm shutters open up completely sliding or folding away for an uninterrupted view.
Have a look at our selection of window shutters to find the ideal solution for your home.