5 Ways to Incorporate Thermalite Shutters into your Kitchen

Thermalite Shutters are the perfect choice for kitchens. They are durable and water resistant so they will resist the daily barrage of moisture, dirt, grease and temperature change. Thermalite Shutters are also easy to clean, allowing you to save the scrubbing and elbow grease for your pots and pans. Most importantly, Thermalite Shutters are fire retardant and will slow the spread of an all too common kitchen fire. Here are some stylish ways to incorporate Thermalite Shutters into your kitchen.

best-thermalite-shutters-11. Thermalite Shutters look great throughout the kitchen. The classic, traditional look will match your kitchen décor and provide a bit of privacy when you want it.

 

 

 

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2. Shutters are perfect over the sink, especially if the view looks out over areas where your kids may play. Keep them shut when you want to keep the light out, but open them all the way for a full, unobstructed view.

 

 

 

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3. Try adding shutters to your kitchen bay windows for a stunning look. Select a traditional white, or choose from an array of colors to create a bright focal point in the room.

 

 

 

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4. If you have French doors or sliding glass doors in your kitchen, shutters are an excellent option for light and temperature control, privacy and flexibility. The doors in the kitchen likely see a lot of action, but that’s no problem for expertly installed Thermalite shutters that easily fold or slide out of the way.

 

 

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5. Large kitchens with lots of windows practically beg for custom-made Thermalite Shutters. Open them up to let the light shine in, or close them for added privacy or to save money on energy costs. Thermalite shutters can be customized to fit large or uniquely-shaped windows so you can have the same, beautiful look throughout your kitchen and your home.

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Why Thermalite Shutters are the Best Synthetic Window Coverings

french-doors6When it’s time to buy new window coverings, you have lots of options. There are hundreds of colors, styles and materials to choose from, but which one is the best value. Synthetic window coverings have a distinct advantage over hardwood, aluminum and fabric alternatives.

Advantage of Synthetic Window Coverings

Synthetic window coverings, as opposed to those made out of hardwood, aluminum or fabric have many clear advantages.

Better Insulation – Synthetic materials insulate far better than wood and other materials which can help reduce energy costs over time.

Longer Lasting – Wood will warp, aluminum will rust, and fabric will become worn over time, but long lasting synthetic materials will keep looking great for years to come.

Eco-Friendly – You may not think about window coverings as being eco-friendly, but synthetic window coverings do not use any of our precious natural resources. They also won’t need to be replaced as often, and when they do, they are completely recyclable.

Why Choose Thermalite?

Synthetic shutters are good, but Thermalite Shutters from Danmer are even better. These are not your typical synthetic shutters. One of the biggest differences is that the entire shutter is made from a solid, non-toxic polymer material. The competition typically offers cheaper, hollow louvers that do not insulate as well as Thermalite Shutters and they don’t last as long.

Thermalite Shutters are also American-made and have been for overdesigned and built for 35 years. They are manufactured here in the USA, not overseas. Thanks to this high-quality manufacturing process, Danmer also offers a comprehensive warranty including a lifetime warranty on all moving parts. Thermalite Shutters are also guaranteed to never warp, crack or peel.

For longer lasting, high-quality window coverings choose Thermalite Shutters from Danmer.

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Tips for Cleaning Thermalite Shutters After The Holidays

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It’s time to roll up your sleeves and clean your window coverings for the New Year. Luckily, homeowners with Thermalite Shutters will have no trouble getting their window coverings spic and span. Follow these simple tips for cleaning Thermalite Shutters.

Use a Feather Duster

If the dirt and dust isn’t too bad you may be able to just clean the Thermalite Shutters with a fuzzy feather or static duster. Just close the shutters and run the duster up and down over the front. Then reverse the shutters and do the same on the other side. For more detailed cleaning you can swish the duster between each louver. An aerosol duster (can of compressed air) also works well for a little added oomph. While you’re cleaning, some of the dust will end up on the floor – which is why you clean that last.

Stay Away from Toxic Chemicals

If your Thermalite Shutters are in need of a deeper clean, all you need is a rag and some warm water. There’s no need for toxic chemicals. They aren’t good for you or your family, and they definitely aren’t good for your Thermalite Shutters. In fact, chemicals, abrasives and ammonia-based cleaners can damage the high-quality painted surface. Save your money and protect the health of your family by simply using a damp rag to clean your shutters.

With somewhat regular cleaning your Thermalite Shutters will stay clean and beautiful for years.

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7 Advantages of Installing Thermalite Shutters

thermalite-shutters-6Have you heard about Danmer’s Thermalite Shutters? If you’re in the market for new window coverings, these shutters should be high on your list. There are lots of great reasons why homeowners all over California are investing in high-quality, great-looking Thermalite Shutters.

1. Classic, Timeless Look

One of the first things that will draw you to the high-quality Thermalite Shutters is their classic look that brings a room together. Shutters bring an air of sophistication to any room and look great with just about any décor.

2. Save Money on Heating and Cooling Costs

Thermalite Shutters are made from a solid, polymer material that insulates up to more than three times greater than wood. Better insulation means that you won’t have to run your heater and air conditioner as often. In fact, Thermalite Shutters can lower your energy bills by up to 35%!

3. Eco-Friendly

You may choose Thermalite Shutters because they look great and are made well, but you’ll feel great about this choice when you consider how environmentally friendly they are. Thermalite Shutters are made from 100% synthetic, recyclable material. Also, no natural resources are destroyed during the manufacturing process.

4. Safe for Your Family

Many homeowners have a family to consider as well. Thermalite owners can rest easy knowing that their shutters are completely non-toxic and very low in VOC’s (volatile organic compounds). Thermalite features the patented louver tension system that is child-safe. Thermalite Shutters are even fire retardant, helping to protect your family in case of a fast-moving fire.

5. Comprehensive Warranty

One of the best things about all shutters sold by Danmer is that they are all covered by a comprehensive warranty. You’ll enjoy a 10-year warranty on the painted finish, a 25-year warranty on workmanship and labor, and a lifetime warranty on all moving parts, including the louver tension system. This warranty is also fully transferrable to the next homeowner, which can be a great selling point if you ever decide to sell your home.

6. Made in the USA

There has been a lot of focus lately on buying American-made products. When manufacturing is done right here at home you know you are getting high-quality work and the profits stay local. Thermalite Shutters, including all parts, are manufactured in the USA and have been for over 35 years.

7. Danmer Design Team and Customer Service

As if the Thermalite Shutters weren’t impressive enough on their own, they are offered by a talented design team who will help you select the best window treatments for your home. Danmer’s friendly, helpful customer service team is also ready to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. Schedule an in-home design consultation today!

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How to Select Bay Window Treatments for Any Room in the House

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Choosing window treatments can be a challenging and even frustrating exercise. It’s a big investment so you want to make the right decision, but you may not even know where to start. Bay windows are even trickier because you may want some privacy, but you also want to preserve the view. Here are some tips for choosing bay window treatments for any room of the house.

Consider Your Options

First you need to consider your options when it comes to not only color and style, but also type. Popular options for bay windows include shutters, blinds and shades. To choose you’ll have to consider your windows, which room they’re located in and your budget.

Shutters bring a refined look to the home and also provide lots of light control and insulation. Blinds are also an option if you want to be able to reveal the entire window at times. Danmer offers high-quality Basswood blinds or attractive faux wood blinds in a variety of colors and stains. An even more affordable option is shades. Shades roll up or can be pulled up with cords to more or less offer an unobstructed view. They also come in many different materials to choose from depending on whether you want to let in a lot or just a little light.

Think About Energy Efficiency

There are plenty of reasons to consider energy efficiency but the most important is probably cost. Over time, energy efficient window treatments will save you money on energy bills. Because they reduce the flow of air through windows and block unwanted light, window treatments help keep the indoor temperature comfortable and reduce the need for the heater and A/C.

Buy Local

With the American economy fighting its way back, you want to support local businesses. Many Americans are now making it a priority to buy products that are made in the USA, and window treatments shouldn’t be any different. Danmer manufactures all of its products right here at home and has been creating American jobs for over 35 years.

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Simple Window Treatment Tips for Large Windows

large windows - window coveringsLarge windows provide lots of light and usually a nice view. Having nice, large windows can open up a room and make you feel like you’re more a part of nature but they can also be a pain to cover. Without proper window treatments you’ll have a severe lack of privacy and the blinding sun can shine in whenever it wants; whether you’re watching TV with a glare or suffering through a hot day that your big window is making even hotter. Follow these simple tips for choosing and utilizing window treatments for large windows.

1. Choose proper window treatments for large windows. Some window treatments are better than others when it comes to covering larger windows. Vertical blinds for example work well and are an affordable option. They can be closed completely to block unwanted sun or to provide a little privacy. Vertical blinds can also be tilted open slightly to allow indirect sunlight in or pulled open all the way to provide an unhindered view.

Shutters are also a popular option for large windows. Choose custom shutters that will fit the window perfectly no matter what size or shape it is. Shutters installed on all windows in the room create a distinctive look that you’ll love for years to come.

2. Select energy efficient window treatments. You lose a lot of air through windows, especially large ones. Installing a large window in the room can make it much more difficult to regulate the temperature inside the room, unless of course you select energy efficient window treatments. Danmer’s Thermalite shutters are specially designed to insulate three times better than Danmer also offers blinds and shades that can deflect unwanted sunlight and restrict air flow which will lower your energy costs and save you money month after month.

3. Choose the color and style carefully. You may love that bright color or deep, rich stain, but when you get it on your large window it may be too much. Larger windows are usually best covered with neutral colors that flow with the rest of the room. You can match the color of the walls or choose an off-white color. Either way make sure to complement the existing décor because your large window treatments will be taking up a lot of wall space.

4. Buy American. With the recent turmoil in the U.S. economy and the awareness of our jobs being sent overseas, many Americans are making it a priority to buy American and window treatments are no different. Look for the “Made in the U.S.A” label before you make an investment in new window coverings.

5. Trust Danmer for large window treatments. One of the best tips is to let a Danmer design specialist help you select the best window treatments for your home. Danmer will not only help you make the right choice, we will also do all of the measuring and then custom make your window coverings in our U.S.-based factory. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re working with a professional company that has been in business for over 35 years and offers a comprehensive warranty on all products.

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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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How UltraLuxe Differs from Other Types of Shutters

ultraluxeIf you’re looking to add new shutters to your home, you should highly consider UltraLuxe Shutters from Danmer Custom Shutters. UltraLuxe Shutters are the best you can buy with industry leading technology and design.

High-Quality Materials and Design

The most noticeable difference between UltraLuxe custom shutters and other brands is the materials and design. These sturdy shutters are built from Premier Hardwood™ frames and stiles that are designed to last and fit your large and uniquely shaped openings without sagging or bowing over time. The louvers are none other than Danmer’s Thermalite™ louvers which are made from a non-toxic, synthetic material that is guaranteed to never peel, crack or warp. The louvers operate on the patented Duraglide Louver Tension system that ensures the louvers will never need to be adjusted or tightened. Thermalite louvers are also fashioned from a solid polymer, making them sturdier than the competition and more energy efficient. They insulate up to 3 times better than wood shutters which will save you money on energy bills.

Comprehensive Warranty

Because UltraLuxe custom shutters are made from the highest quality materials, Danmer feels confident enough to stand behind them with one of the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. Owners enjoy a 10-year warranty on the painted finish, 25-year warranty on workmanship and labor, and a lifetime guarantee on all moving parts which includes the Duraglide louver tension system. The warranty is even transferrable to the next homeowner, thus increasing the value of your home.

Made in America

Another great reason to purchase UltraLuxe custom shutters is because they are made in America. Other shutters may be imported from foreign countries. Even companies that claim their products are “made in the U.S.A.”, may just be assembled in the U.S. but the parts are all made abroad. When you purchase custom shutters from Danmer, all parts are manufactured and assembled locally in California. Not only will you enjoy a high-quality product, you also get the satisfaction of knowing that your investment supports American jobs and your hard-earned dollars are staying here.

When you know all of the facts about the UltraLuxe custom shutters, the difference is clear. While some brands may look similar at first glance or have a cheaper price tag, they are likely to require repairs or need to be replaced completely. Invest in your home by investing in UltraLuxe shutters.

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Why UltraLuxe is the Right Decision for Your New Window Treatments

ultraluxeYou have a lot of options when it comes to new shutters for your home. Different materials, styles and companies are available; but this is an investment in your home and you want to choose wisely. If you go for the less expensive option, you could be faced with having to replace or repair them after just a few years. Opt for a less than reputable company and you could have problems with workmanship or customer service. You’ll have a quick and pleasant experience when you choose Danmer Custom Shutters and if you select the UltraLuxe shutters you will feel confident knowing you selected some of the highest quality shutters available. Find out why UltraLuxe shutters are the right decision for you.

UltraLuxe Shutters are Made from Premier Hardwood™ and Thermalite™ Louvers

Danmer joined the best of both worlds when creating the UltraLuxe shutters. The frames and stiles are built from Premier Hardwood and the louvers feature the high-tech Thermalite material. Thermalite louvers are made from a highly-durable, synthetic material that is guaranteed to not peel, chip, crack or warp.

UltraLuxe Shutters Feature the Patented Duraglide Louver Tension System

Inside and out UltraLuxe shutters are top-of-the-line. Danmer’s patented Duragline Louver Tension ensures the louvers will never need to be adjusted or tightened. You will always be able to open and close your shutters with ease, no matter how long you have them in your home.

UltraLuxe Shutters are Energy Efficient

Installing shutters with Thermalite louvers means that you’ll save money on heating and cooling costs for your home. Each louver is made from a non-toxic, synthetic, solid polymer that insulates up to 3 times better than wood. Better insulation means a more comfortable temperature inside your home and lower energy costs. You may even quality for a Federal Energy Tax Credit.

UltraLuxe Shutters Have an Excellent Warranty

A company can make lots of claims about their products, but it’s a lot different if the company guarantees it. Danmer guarantees the workmanship, labor parts and finish of the UltraLuxe shutter so you’ll be able to buy with confidence. Your UltraLuxe warranty is even transferrable if you sell the home.

• 10-year warranty on the painted finish
• 25-year warranty on workmanship and labor
• Lifetime guarantee on all moving parts, including the Duraglide louver tension system

UltraLuxe Shutters are Made in America

Last but certainly not least, UltraLuxe shutters are manufactured in the U.S.A. Unlike other companies who say their products are made in the U.S. but in reality they’re just assembled here; when you buy UltraLuxe shutters you’ll feel great knowing that every piece is made and assembled in the Danmer workshops in California. You get a great product and you support an American company. It’s clear that UltraLuxe shutters are the right choice for your home.

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3 Things You May Not Know About UltraLuxe Custom Shutters

ultraluxeHave you heard of Danmer’s UltraLuxe Custom Shutters? You may know that they are high quality, custom-made shutters manufactured in America, as all of Danmer’s products are, but do you know that makes them different? You may not be able to tell the difference just by looking at them, but the interworkings of these custom shutters truly make them some of the best shutters you can buy. Find out what makes them worthy of Danmer’s comprehensive warranty. Here are few things you may not know about the UltraLuxe custom shutters.

1. Combination of Premier Hardwood™ and Patented Thermalite™

The UltraLuxe custom shutters represent the perfect union of Danmer’s patented Thermalite louvers and Premier Hardwood frames and stiles. The hardwood frames and stiles provide sturdy, long-lasting support for the UltraLuxe shutters. Also, there are hundreds of frame options to choose from to fit any-sized or shaped window. The Thermalite louvers provide up to 3 times more insulation than wood which will help reduce heating and cooling costs. They’re also very durable and are guaranteed never to crack, peel or warp.

2. Patented Duraglide Louver Tension System

Danmer shutters come with the patented Duraglide Louver Tension System that ensures the louvers will never need to be adjusted or tightened. Once the shutters are installed, owners enjoy a lifetime warranty on all moving parts, including the louver tension system.

3. Non-Toxic, Water-Based Paint for Longer Lasting Finish

Danmer also uses top-of-the-line, non-toxic, water-based paint that is guaranteed not to chip, peel, yellow or crack. In fact the painted finish on the UltraLuxe shutters is backed by a10-year warranty so you know they’ll look like new for a very long time. The industry-leading warranty is even transferrable to the new owners if you ever sell your home.

From the high-tech design to the durable finish, UltraLuxe custom shutters are the top choice for homeowners across the country. Increase the value of your home and improve the look of your windows by investing in custom shutters today.

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