For those who like to control incoming light by tilting vanes versus raising or lowering a window treatment, shutters are a great solution. Plus, they offer numerous benefits to homeowners. At Window Treats serving Marlboro, we offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, including a large selection of indoor shutters that are sure to please. If you’re in the market for new window treatments and are considering shutters, be sure to speak with one of our consultants to get an up-close look. [Read more…]
When choosing which window shutters are best for your New Jersey home, you should consider several factors, such as the room in which they will be installed, the width of your windows, and the existing design of the room. These factors will affect what kind of material you should use for your window shutters.
Each kind of material has its own advantages and disadvantages – given how varied your choices are, it’s important to discuss what material will work best for your home and budget.
Aside from being low maintenance, aluminum shutters offer long-term durability. They are very lightweight and provide great quality at a cost-effective price. Unlike wood, they don’t deteriorate over time and won’t rot, warp, or crack in the sun. Aluminum shutters are highly customizable as well, so you can have your pick of styles and designs. One downside, though, to using aluminum shutters is that they are susceptible to rust and corrosion if not taken care of properly.
Medium Density Fiber (MDF)
Medium density fiber material is a manufactured wood composite that is basically wood fibers and sawdust mixed with glue, which is then formed into the required shape. There is a wide range of coatings available for MDF shutters, from paint to vinyl wraps, and can be made to look like expensive wood shutters. MDF shutters are low-cost, stylish, and resistant to warping. However, they have a tendency to swelling when exposed to too much moisture.
If you’re looking for window shutters that can withstand the humidity of bathrooms and kitchens, then plastic shutters are your go-to. They are completely non-porous and can last a lifetime because they are so sturdy and stable. You don’t have to worry about the look of plastic shutters either, because you can completely customize their look. They can be as elegant as you want them to be.
Wood is a classic material to use for your window shutters. It has been around for centuries and continues to be a popular choice. This material not only gives your shutters a unique look and feel but it is also very versatile, durable, sustainable, and insulating. It is a great choice for any home, be it modern or traditional in design. The one downside of wood as shutter material is that it cannot handle prolonged exposure to moisture. It will become warped and damaged over time. If exposed to the weather, it can also fade and crack.
The main types of wood found in window shutters are hardwood and basswood. Hardwood includes teak, oak, and beech – slow-growing trees that are robust and strong. Meanwhile, basswood, a smooth and fine-grained material, is sourced from lime trees. It is popular among shutter manufacturers.
No matter the material, most types of window shutters will result in energy savings. This is because shutters reduce heat gain during summers and heat loss during winters. To help you choose which material to use for your window shutters, turn to Window Treats Inc. We have more than two decades of experience with creating custom window treatments that will make your home uniquely yours. Contact us today for more information.
Windows come in all shapes and sizes, which can add visual interest to a home but can also present a challenge for homeowners who want to treat them. Luckily, Hunter Douglas has solutions for all window sizes and shapes. If you’re looking to cover a specialty window, be sure to contact a Window Treats representative serving New Jersey and New York. We’ll be happy to help you find a treatment that will fit your needs. [Read more…]
For style and functionality, Luminette® Privacy Sheers are hard to beat. The line offers numerous features and benefits that are sure to transform your room and the way you see light. If you’d like to see these beauties up close and personal—even in the privacy of your own home!—be sure to contact a trained consultant at Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach today! [Read more…]
The room that everyone gravitates to is usually the kitchen—whether it’s at a party or just being home with the family. So it’s important to make that room as homey as possible and to ensure that it reflects your style and home goals. At Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, we can help you find the right treatment to meet your needs and your budget. Speak with one of our representatives for ideas for your home! [Read more…]
Shutters are an attractive, timeless window treatment. Though not inexpensive, plantation shutters in NJ and elsewhere are worth their cost; aside from being long-lasting, they also make your home very energy efficient. Plus, these shutters can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home.
Here are a few more reasons why you should get plantation shutters for your home:
Aesthetics and Versatility
Plantation shutters come in a range of sizes, styles, materials, and finishes. No matter your home’s aesthetic, there will surely be shutters to match it. Since they cannot be bought off the shelf and would have to be custom-made to fit your home, they offer a truly bespoke look that will never go out of style.
Additionally, shutters look great when seen from the street, so they add to your home’s curb appeal.
Unlike drapery and window blinds, which pose an injury risk for children, shutters do not have dangling cords that children can get tangled up in. They only have slats and a crossbar that can adjust the shutters. This makes them a safer alternative, especially for people with younger kids.
Quality shutters are built to last. You won’t have to replace them every few years because they are hardy products that can stand the test of time, especially if they’ve been properly cared for.
Easy to Clean
Shutters are low maintenance window treatments. Like other window dressings, they can accumulate dust and dirt, but you don’t have to take them down to clean them, as you would with other types of window treatments. Just use a damp cloth to wipe off the grime from time to time. Shutters are also easier to clean than blinds because they have a larger surface area.
Another benefit that shutters afford is that they are great insulators. They can keep both the heat and the cold out when they’re closed. When open, they can let sunlight in, which can naturally heat up your home in the winter. During summer, you can adjust the shutter slats so that they can deflect the sunshine, which prevents your home from getting too warm.
With shutters, you can control the view that you have, looking out, and the view that people have, looking in. The slats can be adjusted in a way that would let light in but prying eyes out, allowing you the illumination – and the privacy – that you need.
You get an extra layer of security if you have shutters installed on your windows at home, especially if you add locks to them. In addition, shutters can shield your furniture from the sun’s UV rays which can cause undue fading. Simply tilt the shutter slats up, and the light will filter in without damaging your furniture or carpet.
When you have shutters, you can open the windows to let fresh air in while maintaining your privacy and controlling the amount of light that enters. This gives you maximum ventilation. While you can do the same with blinds, they rattle and flutter in the wind, as do shades and other window treatments. Solid plantation shutters, on the other hand, make no noise.
Get Plantation Shutters for Your Home
With all of the great things that they offer, plantation shutters are a great investment that you can make for your home. If you’ve decided to get plantation shutters, get in touch with Window Treats Inc. today. For more than two decades, we have been providing custom window treatments – including shutters – to our clients. Contact us to learn more.
Looking to upgrade outdated or off-the-shelf window treatments? Need some ideas about what might work? At Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, our trained, professional staff is happy to walk you through the features and benefits of any Hunter Douglas product, including the versatile and functional Pirouette® Window Shading. Read on to learn more, and contact us if you’d like to see it up close and personal. [Read more…]
Hunter Douglas—the leader in window treatment innovation—is constantly looking to improve current products or features or introduce new ones. That’s why, at Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, we’re proud to carry the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, including the new Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shade. To see this beauty up close and in person, speak with one of our trained consultants today. [Read more…]
At Window Treats serving Colts Neck, we know that, often, the hardest thing for our customers is narrowing down their options when it comes to window fashions. That’s why we’ve put together this blog—to help people focus on their needs so that they can be more prepared to find the right window treatment to match them. Read on to learn more! [Read more…]
At Window Treats serving Holmdel, we know that, when they first start the search for window treatments, customers tend to overlook the importance of how the product will be installed. And, in fact, many people feel that it’s one area where they can cut a corner to save some cash. However, the product’s installation is almost as important as the product itself. That’s why we always counsel our customers to use our professional installation services. We can help you understand the benefits of professional installation and help you meet your budget with treatments that work for you. Read on to learn more! [Read more…]