When to Invest in New Shutters

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Is it time to invest in new shutters? Maybe you have old shutters that aren’t looking and functioning as well as you’d like. Or maybe you have other window coverings and are considering an upgrade to attractive, energy efficient shutters. Either way, now may be a great time to invest in new shutters for your home.

Shutters add beauty, style and sophistication to any room. Shutters are practical too! Not only do they fit tightly in the window frame effectively blocking out unwanted light and noise, shutters also insulate windows better than other window coverings helping to reduce heating and cooling costs. Depending on the shutter company you choose, the purchase may even qualify for an energy efficient federal tax credit.

When to Invest in New Shutters

Many of us don’t consider window coverings often, so if you’re spending time thinking about whether or not they should be replaced – they probably should. Here’s what to look for.

Warped, Yellowing or Cracked Slats – When shutters become warped they let in light, noise, air and keep the shutters from functioning properly. Yellowing and cracked slats are also a sign that the shutters need to be replaced.

Broken Pieces – Is the tilt rod broken? Has a slat fallen off? Or worse, is the entire piece coming away from the hinges? If any piece of your shutters isn’t functioning properly it could cause problems and the window frame. It’s definitely time to consider new shutters.

Dull, Chipped, or Fading Paint – If you purchased shutters without a warranty on things like paint, you may be faced with dismal looking shutters. This can affect the look of the whole room. Time for a face lift.

Shutters Buying Guide

When it’s time to buy new shutters for your home, there are quite a few options. You can choose from a variety of styles, materials, colors and finishes. Danmer custom shutters are durable and easy to clean. They won’t warp, crack, split or peel – guaranteed. And because they’re custom made for your home, your shutters will be designed to fit any shaped window or door. Choose from a variety of materials to make sure you get the right shutters for your home.

Wood Shutters – Danmer offers wood shutters made from the highest grade premier hardwood available in various stains, colors, and color matching.

Thermalite™ Shutters – Thermalite™ shutters are energy efficient, insulating up to 3 times better than wood shutters. They’re also made of environmentally safe non-toxic material that’s flame retardant and water resistant. If you want a green, environmentally friendly option, consider the Thermalite™ Shutter Insulating System.

Engraved Shutters – Engraved Shutters are unique to only you.  They are custom-made to fit your décor and your specifications by engraving the image from art or a photograph into the shutter louvers.

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