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Wooden datkenings fall into the broader category of so-called "darkening systems" and have the objective of partially or totally protecting indoor environments from light coming from outside. This term umbrella contains a number of systems and complements that differ in aesthetics and functionality, although their primary objective remains the same: to help mitigate the action of sunlight and, therefore, improve the internal microclimate. It should also be noted that the wooden darkenings, as well as all other systems of this type, allow those who live spaces to benefit from a higher degree of privacy and increase the security of the home or office. The category " wooden darkenings " includes louver shutters, tailgates and interior shutters. Each of them was created to cover the glass surfaces (typically windows), to allow a correct and controlled supply of natural light inside the house or office, to keep outside the house the heat due to solar radiation, increase privacy and improve security.


We can define the wooden darkenings as architectural and stylistic complements designed to create a darkening system of the interior. Typically, these are solutions consisting of fixed or adjustable reeds in the case of louver shutters, horizontal or vertical slats in the case of doors that are applied on the external facade of the house, so you can work for better thermal insulation (and, in part, also acoustic) indoor spaces thanks to the darkening of the window compartment. Or in the case of internal shutters, these are panels that are inserted into the glass compartment inside the window, inside the house. in this case the protection is only of light and privacy because the heat has now entered the house through the glass compartment that is in direct contact with the outside. The wooden darkenings are therefore elements that can achieve the perfect synthesis between high-level aesthetics - understood as the quality of the materials, accessories, workmanship and finishes - and optimal functionality - helping to improve the visual impact of the property and favoring a higher degree of comfort within the environments. The good quality wooden darkenings are, in some cases, designed and made to measure in order to respect in detail the architectural characteristics of the building and ensure optimal functional performance, but also to respond to particular aesthetic or door opening needs.


Under what conditions could the installation of wooden darkenings doors be particularly suitable? In the opening of the article we highlighted the functions of these architectural elements and design, and it is precisely in relation to each of them that should be oriented their purchase. These wooden darkening systems can be the right solution for:
    • Buildings with abundant sun exposure, which need better regulation of the supply of natural light in the premises.
    • Properties that want to meet higher privacy requirements.
  • Indoor spaces oriented to a higher living comfort, and therefore to greater energy efficiency (eco-sustainability) reducing the heat that comes from solar radiation.
  • Rooms or spaces where it is necessary to partially or totally obscure the entry of sunlight to avoid glare phenomena (for example in offices).
  • Buildings where it is appropriate to install systems that increase the degree of security.
  • Buildings in modern or classic style of which you want to improve the overall aesthetic, when observed on the facade (of which the darkening systems become an integral part).
It goes without saying that a building whose internal temperature can be controlled or maintained optimally will also be a building with a better energy performance: in this sense, the shading guaranteed by the darkening systems not only ensures protection and privacy, but also greater livability of indoor spaces and therefore less heat loss. The latter factor necessarily translates into a more environmentally friendly building. In addition, it should be noted that darkening systems made of wood are not only useful in summer, but also in winter because they help to limit the dispersion of heat to the outside. During the warmer months of the year, they will help keep indoor spaces cooler and shaded.


CAIFRAME offers different types of darkening systems. The wooden louver shutters that can be fixed slat or adjustable slat. Various shutter designs, from the most classic standard to the Middle Ages and Baroque to the most contemporary Planar style. The wooden tailgates are designed with great care to integrate harmoniously with the aesthetics of the building, ensuring maximum visual appeal without sacrificing the best functionality. The company designs and produces wonderful aesthetic creations characterized by color combinations of great visual impact, clean and elegant design and many different versions, both to wall and frame: horizontal slats, vertical slats, Venetian (ie with vertical and/or horizontal incisions) or Pocket. It is also possible to customize the hardware with RAL colors or rust finishes. The wooden interior shutters are elements that enhance the aesthetics of homes with their timeless elegance, able to integrate smoothly with the surrounding surfaces. CAIFRAME solutions are flexible and practical systems designed to complement windows, to ensure both the highest degree of privacy and excellent thermal and acoustic insulation: can be applied directly to the window leaf so that they can be easily manoeuvred. As for the style, the CAIFRAME wooden shutters are available in the standard version or with ashlar panel. Get in touch with the company to receive dedicated advice on the darkening systems that best suit your environments.