Reasons Hanging a Wreath on Your Window Shades is NOT a Good Idea

brown shuttersThe holidays are coming which means yummy food, family and friends, and of course, holiday decorating. When it’s time to dig that box of decorations out of the attic and create a winter wonderland in your home; think twice about what you hang on your window treatments. Some people make the mistake of thinking they can hang their decorations anywhere because they are temporary, but adding a heavy decoration, like a wreath, to your window treatments could cause long term trouble.

Reason to Not Hang a Wreath on Your Window Treatments

The science behind shades and shutters is relatively precise. Danmer’s custom shutters, for example, are made with high quality frames, stiles and the patented Duraglide Louver Tension System that support the louvers and are backed by a comprehensive warranty. However, while the shutters are designed to support their own weight, it is not made to support the weight of a holiday wreath or any other object. If you attach a wreath to one of the louvers or to a window shade, it will throw off the weight distribution. This can cause the frames, stiles or tension system to not function properly and it may even cause lasting damage. Danmer’s custom shutters and shades are specially designed to last for years to come under normal conditions, but hanging a wreath from them compromises this guarantee.

How to Properly Hang a Wreath

Just because you shouldn’t hang a wreath on your window treatments doesn’t mean your holiday decorations are ruined. There are lots of great ways to safely hang a wreath inside or outside your home.

Door Hanger: You can purchase (or make) a door hanger for your wreath. The door hanger fits over the top of the door and hangs down with a wreath hook. This is a simple way to add a wreath to any door.

Ribbons/Cloth: Another fun way to hang a wreath is from a ribbon or strip of cloth. Attach the material to the back of the wreath and then attach the top to a hook or nail. Tie a bow at the top to hide the nail. This method is especially festive when used for outside wreaths when you hang one in each window with a thick red ribbon. Depending on the type of windows you have, you may be able to run it over the top window sash into the house.
You can also find special hooks, magnet and attachments online to hang your holiday wreath depending on where you want to hang it and what type of material is there. You can’t go wrong as long as you steer clear of your window treatments.

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The Complete Guide to Cleaning Window Shutters

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Have you let your beautiful, handcrafted custom shutters get dirty and dusty? Custom

shutters add personality and style to any room, but dust and cobwebs can really dampen the effect. Just like everything else in your home, shutters need to be cleaned regularly. Whether you’ve chosen premium hardwood shutters or synthetic insulated shutters; just follow these simple steps to keep your shutters looking new for years to come.

Wood Shutters

Materials:

  • Microfiber cloth or dusting cloth
  • Water

Instructions:

Cleaning custom shutters is one of the easiest chores in your home. All you need is a damp cloth. As needed all you need to do is wet a clean cloth and simply wipe down you shutters and then dry with a clean cloth. It is that simple. No need for any cleaner or polish.

** No need to use solvents or abrasive solutions on any shutters. These substances may actually cause warping and scratching.

Take the time to clean your Danmer custom shutters regularly and they’ll continue to be a beautiful addition to your home’s décor.

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Shutters can Qualify You for an Energy Credit!

You May Quality for a $500 Federal Tax CreditAre you hoping to get some perks from your new shutters? If you’re considering interior shutters. for your home, you may be wondering if this investment will qualify for an energy tax credit. It is important to know that not all shutters qualify – but some do. Make sure you check before you buy.

Federal Energy Tax Credit

Tax credits are often a great incentive for making upgrades to your home. In an effort to encourage homeowners to invest in energy efficient products, Congress enacted the Federal Consumer Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency. The Taxpayer Relief Act extended these tax credits into 2013 (and are also retroactive for 2012). Depending on the shutters you select, you may be eligible for a tax credit of 10% of the cost of the shutter system, up to a maximum credit of $500. Not only will you save money on heating and cooling costs for your home, you’ll get a little extra cash back at tax time too!

Danmer Custom Thermalite™ Shutters

Not all shutters meet the strict requirements for the federal energy tax credit, but Danmer is proud to offer the Thermalite™ Shutter Insulating System which does qualify under the guidelines set forth by the IRS and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Thermalite™ synthetic shutters look and feel just like wood, but thanks to their innovative design and materials they are water resistant, fire retardant, and they insulate significantly better than wood. This shutter system will increase the energy efficiency in your home by reducing heat loss or gain through the windows. Thermalite™ shutters will keep your house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer thanks to the extra insulation.

Also, Thermalite™ shutters are made from polymer foam, which is a solid, non-toxic, synthetic material. Because Danmer uses this 100% synthetic, man-made recycled material, no natural resources are destroyed in the manufacturing process. These shutters are “green” as well as energy efficient.

You’ll also love the look and practicality of this shutter system. It looks and feels like wood, has a painted finish so it won’t yellow like the other synthetics on the market, and is guaranteed not to crack, warp, peel or yellow. There’s also warranty on workmanship, labor, and parts.

You’ll feel good about investing in Thermalite™ shutters. Not only will you save money on heating and cooling costs, you’ll also enjoy a smaller carbon footprint and a bigger tax return.

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Have Shutters Custom Made for Better Insulation

Did you know one of the benefits of installing shutters in your windows and doors is improved insulation for your home? Both hardwood and faux wood shutters allow you to save money on your home’s heating and cooling costs. While hardwood shutters do improve insulation, high quality faux wood shutters can provide up to 3 times more insulating power.

You Can Save Money When You Have Shutters Custom Made

If you are interested in installing shutters to help lower your home’s heating and cooling costs have your shutters custom made. When you have shutters custom made, they are built to fit snugly in windows without leaving any gaps. This prevents drafts and improves insulation. If you have oddly shaped or sized windows, custom shutters may be your only option as you won’t be able to find the right size or shape pre-made.

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Where Can I Find High Quality Shutters in San Diego?

When you are looking for the highest quality shutters in San Diego, turn to Danmer Custom Shutters. For over 30 years Danmer has been custom designing, building, and installing plantation shutters in San Diego homes.

  • Wooden shutters – Made from furniture grade hardwood and finished with Danmer’s Diamond Coat Finish to extend the life of your shutters.
  • Thermalite shutters – The look and feel of wooden shutters, with 3 times the insulating power. These synthetic shutters are also non-toxic, water-resistant, and fire retardant, making them perfect for the kitchen or bath.
  • Masterpiece shutters – Custom designed shutters can be engraved with a unique design or you can choose from a selection of stock vector art.

Danmer Custom Shutters offers San Diego homeowners superior customer service, high quality shutters, and quick turnaround time. Schedule a free in-home design consultation find the best shutters in San Diego for your home today.

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The Right Window Treatment for Your Bay Window: Shutters

The bay windows in your new home may have been what sold you on a particular house. The advantages of having bay windows in a room is making the room appear larger, affording several views to the outside, allowing more daylight into a room, and even acting as a counter or seat. While you enjoy the additional light and views to the outside, there may be occasions where you will require window treatments for light control and privacy. The particular configuration of bay windows often requires homeowners to look into having window treatments custom made. Bay window shutters are the perfect window treatment as they allow you to block out sunlight when you desire. You can have bay window shutters custom designed from both high quality hardwood and eco-friendly synthetic material to match the design scheme of your home.

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Window Shutter Design – Engraved Wooden Shutters

One of the greatest aspects of installing plantation shutters in your home is adding a design feature that adds to the décor of a room but also looks great from the outside of a home. There are several options in window shutter design that you can choose from for a highly customized look. One option in window shutter design that subtly adds to and enhances your room décor is engraved shutters. You can engrave any wood you choose and add finishing touches to complete the look. Engrave a window shutter design from stock vector art or create your own custom design.

Schedule a free in home design consultation with a Danmer Custom Shutters representative to get started on creating the window shutter design that suits your personality and decorating choices. Visit Danmer Custom Shutters to learn more about custom engraving wooden shutters.

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Have Shutters Custom Made For Your Kitchen

In most homes, the kitchen is the most well used room. It’s where everyone gathers to prepare a meal, discuss the day’s events, and more. When it comes to decorating your kitchen, your concern is mostly for the functional pieces like the appliances. An important aspect of putting together a kitchen is choosing the right window coverings. Many kitchens have windows above sinks where steam and water will end up splashing onto the window treatments. One popular option for this type of window is to have shutters custom made in Thermalite synthetic material. Thermalite shutters are water-resistant and easy to clean with an anti-static quality that repels dust. Is your kitchen window over a stove top? Having Thermalite shutters custom made is great for this window location as well because Thermalite shutters are fire retardant.

Have Thermalite Shutters Custom Made and Installed in as Little as 3 Days

Danmer Custom Shutters developed Thermalite Shutters in the mid-1980s and has been installing them in kitchens, bathrooms, and other rooms with a lifetime guarantee against warping, cracking, yellowing, and peeling.

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Window Treatments for a Bay Window: Shutters

Bay windows, most often associated with Victorian architecture, are often a beautiful focal point of many homes. Bay windows offer views of the outside different from ordinary window, make a room appear larger, and allow for more light to enter a room. Many homeowners who have bay windows struggle to find window treatments that show off the beauty of a bay window, rather than simply covering it up.

Custom Made Bay Window Shutters

Bay window shutters are the perfect solution for window treatments that allow you to enjoy the benefits and beauty of a bay window, but still have the option of privacy, controlling the light, and providing additional insulation. Custom made bay window shutters are the best option as they are built to fit your windows snugly.

Danmer Custom Shutters can custom build wood and synthetic shutters for bay windows, regular windows, and oddly shaped windows. Learn more about custom bay window shutters from Danmer Custom Shutters.

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Investing in Custom Interior Shutters

The right window treatments can instantly transform a room and tie together your interior decorating scheme. Custom interior shutters are a window treatment that can work with many décors and in many different types of homes. Why should you have interior shutters custom made rather than just pick them up from a home improvement store? When you are looking to truly transform your room, whether with a complete redecorate or by adding one simple feature, custom interior shutters are your best bet. In most cases, it’s a waste of money to buy premade interior shutters as they tend to be slightly too big or slightly too small for your windows. Installing custom interior shutters is an investment in your home as they last longer than lesser quality, premade shutters.

Custom Interior Shutters from Danmer

End your search for custom interior shutters at Danmer Custom Shutters. Danmer has over 30 years designing, manufacturing, and installing custom shutters in California.

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