These days, the vast selection of window fashions can seem overwhelming. That’s why, at Window Treats serving New Jersey and New York, we like to introduce customers to different window fashions to try to help narrow down their selection. In this blog post, we’ll describe one of our popular honeycomb shades lines, Applause. It’s a great value and offers numerous features and benefits. Read on to learn more! [Read more…]
In these unprecedented times, Hunter Douglas offers an unprecedented response by having not one but two promotion events going on simultaneously. If you’ve been thinking of upgrading your window fashions, you can save right now on both energy-efficient products and light-diffusing ones. At Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, we’ll be happy to help you determine what’s right for your needs. Speak with one of our representatives today! [Read more…]
With winter in full swing here in the Holmdel area, we’ve all been feeling the cold. But that doesn’t mean our homes have to. We can help ensure that our indoor air stays in and the outdoor air stays out with insulating Hunter Douglas shades, which help reduce energy costs. And what’s even better is that, now through April 6, Hunter Douglas is offering rebates savings on their most popular insulating shades. Read on, and speak with a Window Treats specialist for more details today! [Read more…]
Now that winter is fully underway, many people are feeling a bit of a sting in their pocketbooks from their energy bills. The cold winter air makes us want to keep a cozy, warm house, but did you know that as much as 50% of a home’s heating costs can literally fly out the window? At Window Treats serving New Jersey and New York, we want our customers to save wherever they can. So read on to learn some tips for protecting your windows this winter! [Read more…]
At Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, we know that our customers have different goals. Some want to uplift their décor; others want to achieve blackout in a media room or bedroom. Some are looking to improve energy efficiency at the window, and some are hoping to control light or privacy levels. We proudly carry the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, and we know there’s the perfect solution for you—perhaps including the Duette Honeycomb Shade, one of our most popular sellers. If you haven’t seen it in action, it’s time to learn a little more about this great product. Read on! [Read more…]
Hunter Douglas—the leader in the window treatments industry—is known for its innovative approach to window fashions, particularly when it comes to understanding how natural light can impact the look and feel of a room. At Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, we’re proud to carry the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, so you’re bound to find the one that will transform the light just the way you want. Read on to learn about some very popular window fashions lines! [Read more…]
At Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, we know that some people can be conflicted about covering their larger doors. They might have a great view or they just feel that a treatment would be clunky. Yet still they might want the benefits that window treatments bring. If you’re trying to decide whether to cover your patio, French, or sliding door, speak with one of our representative today—we can show you all the options and help you determine your best route. [Read more…]
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…]