Screen Shot 2015-09-23 at 4.09.19 PMOne of the best ways to survive California’s hottest days are to seek shelter indoors, where an effective A.C. unit can become our best friend. Often times, the most convenient place is in our very own home, and though we can find comfort in our icy manufactured breeze, we may actually “lose our cool” when it comes to paying the price for such convenience — the dreaded electric bill.

Unfortunately, this is a common problem that doesn’t leave us with many options.   Though we’d like to turn the dial down on the sun, it simply isn’t possible, while hanging out in cooled public places can be even more costly than the home A.C.. After all, frequently attending movies, malls, and dining out can have outrageous additional costs of their own. So what’s the most efficient way to stay cool without breaking the bank? The best way may be easier than you think.

Look no further than your own window treatments. Proper window coverings can make a big difference in the battle against your utility bills, and by keeping your home properly insulated, you’ll use less energy and save money at the same time — it’s a win-win!

The most efficient window coverings by far are Plantation Shutters. The right shutters properly installed, will put a significant dent in your ever-hungry energy bill. Danmer manufactures a patented shutter known as Thermalite. The Thermalite Shutter Insulation System will provide up to 3x the insulating properties of typical wood shutters, and can reduce the amount of heat transfer and airflow into your home.

Thermalite Shutters can also save kilowatt hours, which additionally helps save on your heating and cooling bills, and can lower energy bills by up to 35% — Thermalite shutters will actually pay for themselves in reduced home energy bills.

Regardless of your methods for beating the heat, be sure to stay hydrated and take sunscreen if you’ll be out in the sun for long periods of time. Stay cool!

For more information about the Danmer Thermalite Insulating System, call 888-326-6378.

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Going Green with Thermalite Shutters

Maintaining a beautiful home that also is friendly to the environment requires a great deal of one’s attention. Whether “home” means your house, or our very own planet Earth, this statement is undoubtedly true, And Danmer takes both challenges very seriously. That’s why going green with genuine Thermalite Shutters are the perfect solution to improving the look and efficiency of your home, as well as pitching in to save the environment at the same time.

How can installing new shutters benefit you and save the world? We’re glad you asked:

  • The Thermalite Shutter Insulating System reduces energy consumption in your home by keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer during the winter
  • You can reduce your home energy bills by up to 35% with Thermalite’s efficient energy reduction properties
  • Thermalite provides up to 3 times the insulation of your average wood shutters, but still has the look and feel of real wood shutters
  • With your family’s safety and health in mind, Thermalite is crafted from a non-toxic, flame-retardant material with low VOCs
  • Thermalite shutters actually increases the resale value of your home because of Danmer’s transferable warranty can be passed on to the next homeowner.

Ready to go green with Danmer? Call us at 888-326-6378 for your free in-home consultation today!

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Help Rebuild America’s Economy

image001The United States is facing economic disaster on a scale few nations have ever experienced. We no longer produce what we need to sustain ourselves, we import much more than we export, and we are selling off our assets and taking on massive debts to sustain a standard of living we can no longer afford.

Danmer Custom Shutters are made and assembled right here in the USA. We know that investing in your home is an investment in rebuilding America. Help rebuild our economy with Danmer’s American made shutters.

So, you think all shutters are the same? Here are a few reasons WE believe out shutters standout amongst the rest!

1.) Danmer’s Thermalite Shutters will never peel, crack or warp. These American made shutters will last you 10-15 years or longer. We are proud of our products long-term durability.

2.) Danmer’s Thermalite Shutters are water resistant, which is ideal for bathroom and kitchen areas.

3.) Danmer’s Thermalite Shutters  are fire retardant for safety.  Most people rarely give a fleeting thought to the issue until faced with a serious threat to life and/or property. Don’t let that be you!  

4.) Danmer’s Thermalite Shutters are environmentally safe and are made out of 100% non-toxic materials and finishes. They also insulate up to 3 times more than wood!

5.) Our warranty is so unique, it’s transferable to the next homeowner!

So, what’s stopping you? When it comes to rebuilding your home, think of Danmer Custom Shutters and help rebuild Americas economy. Take advantage of our FREE in-home design consultation, FREE delivery, and FREE installation by factory-trained installers. We won’t let you down.


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Are Your Window Coverings Safe for Your Child?

Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 2.09.54 PMSummer is finally here and you have some time on your hands to clean out the house and get a fresh, organized start to the season. There’s nothing like that first hot summer day where you get to open all of the windows and let fresh air into the house while you clean. While chores like vacuuming and organizing clutter are on most people’s minds, child safety checks may not be.

Danmer Custom Shutters has created a simple safety checklist for you to use:

  1. Examine all shades & blinds in your home for exposed or dangling cords.
  2. Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product.
  3. Use Kid Safe Certified cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit.
  4. Position cribs, beds, playpens and other furniture against walls that have no windows and no window cords.
  5. Permanently anchor all loops on every window covering cord anywhere in your home to the floor or to the wall.
  6. Ask your Danmer Designer how to replace older window treatments with cordless ones.

Over five million window coverings have been recalled in recent years because of injury and death to babies and young children. Recalled products include vertical and horizontal blinds, roll-up blinds, Roman shades and roller shades.

Strangulations and injury can occur anywhere in the house where children can wrap these chords around their necks or become entangled in the loops. This can happen quickly and silently.

Please use our easy safety checklist to help protect the ones we love.

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How to Choose the Best Custom Window Shutters for Your Home

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How to Choose the Best Custom Window Shutters
So you’re committed to improve your home and you’ve decided to purchase new window shutters. Where do you begin? Danmer Custom Shutters strongly suggests you use these 8 important questions to help guide you through your shutter shopping experience.

Are the shutters custom made for me?
Make sure your shutters are hand-crafted to your exact speficications, including color, finish and size to ensure your shutters fit your window flawlessly and match your décor. Danmer’s genuine custom shutters are made from the ground up to fit your size and shape of window, and made to match your décor…no exceptions!

How to Choose Between Wood and Poly or Faux-Wood Shutters?
There will always be homeowners who insist on wood shutters. But one alternative you should ask for is Thermalite™ Shutters. Unlike wood shutters, Thermalite will NEVER peel, crack, warp, burn, or discolor. They don’t lose tension so they work perfectly for many years. And the water-based finish insures safety with no harmful toxic effects.

How Fast Can I Get My Shutters?
Danmer is the shutter manufacturer, right here in California. This gives us the ability to install your custom shutters faster than anyone else in the industry. Many companies only assemble parts manufactured overseas, which can take weeks to arrive. Danmer shutters can be installed in as little as 3 days from your measuring appointment+.

Are You Fully Licensed and Insured?
The Contractors State License Board regulates California contractors, while investigating over 20,000 complaints each year. Ask any shutter company about their installers: Will the person who installs your shutters be licensed, bonded, insured, factory trained and certified? Do they have a minimum 10 year track record installing shutters? Danmer’s license is #574304 and we’ve NEVER had a complaint filed gainst our installers with the CSLB.

What’s The Right Shutters For My Home Environment?
The Thermalite™ Shutter Insulating System was created to reduce energy consumption in your home, insulating your windows up to 3x better than wood shutters, keeping your house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Thermalite is made of a non-toxic material that’s flame retardant, water resistant,and produces very low VOCs.

Why Is Made in USA Important?
Danmer Custom Window Shutters are manufactured and assembled right here in the USA. We believe that investing in your home is an investment in rebuilding America. Other companies will also claim that their products are made in the USA, but in reality many are only assembled in the USA from foreign manufactured parts. Danmer shutters are produced here in the USA using safe and reliable materials.

Why Is 24/7 Customer Service Important?
Make sure to ask if the shutter company provides customer service 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to address any questions that may arise. Also ask your shutter company if they provide their customers with online order status, so you can see your from start to finish.

Why Is The Warranty Important?
Here’s what to look for in the fine print: insist on a custom window shutter warranty that’s actually transferable to the NEXT homeowner. A transferable warranty is desirable because it will likely increase the resale value of your home. Trust a company that will give you a copy of the warranty; that’s the Danmer Difference. Custom Window Shutters have gone through a remarkable transformation in the last few decades, with product and service options that you ought to know about before you make a shutter decision. You shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to get your shutter company to tell you about the full range of options available. You deserve straight answers in a timely manner so that you can make the best shutter choice for you and your family.

Please visit or if you would like to speak to a specialist, please call us at 888-326-6378. Good luck!

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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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Best Way to Keep Thermalite Shutters Clean

San Francisco ShutterThermalite Shutters are a beautiful addition to any home. Not only do they keep energy costs low and come with an excellent, comprehensive warranty; they are also very easy to keep clean. This is great news for homeowners who have made the choice to invest in Thermalite Shutters for their home. Here are some tips on the best ways to keep your shutters clean.

Don’t Use Toxic Chemicals

Do not use toxic chemicals to clean your Thermalite Shutters. They just aren’t necessary. Chemicals, abrasives and ammonia-based cleaners can damage the high-quality painted surface. They aren’t good for you or your family either. Instead, try some of these less evasive, more natural approaches that will get the job done in no time at all.

Good Ol’ Feather Duster

For regular cleaning, all you need to remove dirt and dust from your Thermalite Shutters is a fuzzy feather or static duster. Simply 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 a little extra cleaning, just swish the duster between each louver. Try an aerosol duster (can of compressed air) as well to make it even easier. Just note: some dust may fall on the floor, so clean your shutters before cleaning the floor.

Vacuum Cleaner

You can also use the attachments that come with your vacuum cleaner to quickly and easily clean your Thermalite Shutters. This is a great overall way to quickly remove dust from your shutters, including the smaller crevices and higher, hard-to-reach areas. You won’t even have to worry about dirt falling on the floor.

Damp Cloth

If all else fails, you’ll have to pull out the big guns. And by that, we simply mean warm water and a soft cloth. What could be easier? Just get a soft cloth, dampen with warm water and gently wipe each louver. Because of the high-quality painted surface, dirt, dust, and anything else that may have landed on your shutters will simply wipe away.

Skip the chemicals and forget about the elbow grease. It’s easy to keep your durable Thermalite Shutters clean and beautiful for years by using any of these easy methods.

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Why Kid Safe Window Coverings Matter – The Facts

Window Coverings can be a beautiful but deadly addition to your home if you do not install the proper ones. Children are susceptible to injuries and even deaths by cords from some window coverings. Kid safe window coverings come in a variety of beautiful fashions that pose no risk to your family. has an extensive database of all reports injuries and deaths to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission dating back to 1972.  The information on this page is for reporters, government officials, attorneys and anyone else interested in window covering safety.  We will add to this page so please keep it bookmarked for updates.

FAQ submitted by PFWBS

How many children have been killed or injured by cords from window coverings?

  • 554

    Window Coverings can kill, protect your family but selecting cordless.

    Kids and Cords: A Deadly Combo

What does it mean when window covering boxes say “child safe” on them?

  • This means the product complies with the WCMA/ANSI standard.

If a product complies with the WCMA/ANSI safety standard does that mean its

  • NO! This safety standard is developed and written by the manufactures. Long operational or pull cords, accessible inner cords and faulty tension devices all comply with the most current 2012 WCMA/ANSI safety standard.

How safe are the safety kits passed out by the Window Coverings Safety Council?

How can I tell if a window covering is safe for children?

  • If the window covering has no accessible cords, front and back, it is safe.  Please see our safe products page for products that have been tested for safety.

For more information visit on how to replace your old corded window coverings please visit

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Thermalite Shutters Buying Guide: What to Look for in Synthetic Shutters

Thermalite shuttersIf you’re looking to improve and upgrade the window coverings in your home, synthetic shutters are an excellent option. Synthetic shutters are stylish, durable and a great value. However, not all synthetic shutters are created equal. While most of them look similar, if you do your research you’ll find that some options are a much better value than others. Find out why Thermalite Shutters are the best choice.

Materials and Construction

When buying new shutters, it is important to choose high quality materials. Vinyl shutters, for example may warp and bend in high temperatures and they are not strong enough to cover larger windows. Some companies sell synthetic shutters with hollow louvers that are not as durable or they say the louvers are “solid” but really they are filled with wood chips and toxic glue. Instead look for true solid louvers and hardware made from a synthetic material that is harder than vinyl.

Thermalite Shutters are made from a solid, polymer material that is water resistant and flame retardant. You won’t ever have to worry about warping or bending. You can trust that the patented Duraglide™ Louver Tension System and premium tilt rod hardware will not crack or break after repeated uses. This high quality material is designed to last.


Another reason to consider the materials and construction of the shutters is because of its ability to insulate the home. Solid, synthetic louvers insulate very well and can save your family lots of money on home energy costs. With better insulation you won’t have to run your heater and air conditioner as often. In fact, Thermalite Shutters insulate up to three times better than wood and can lower your energy bills by up to 35%.

Made in the U.S.A

When making home improvements, many homeowners know how important it is to choose products that are made in the U.S.A.. American-made products are typically higher quality and you’ll feel good knowing that you’re supporting American jobs. However, many companies say their products are “made in the U.S.A.” but really they are only assembled here using foreign parts. Before making a decision, find out the truth. Thermalite Shutters are always manufactured in the USA from American parts, and have been for over 35 years.

Impact on the Environment

Synthetic shutters are a green choice because no natural resources are used in the manufacturing. Danmer takes this one step further with Thermalite Shutters. Thermalite Shutters are made from a non-toxic, 100% synthetic material that is completely recyclable. In fact, all materials used in the manufacturing lifecyle are recycled. Danmer’s paints are also environmentally safe with very low VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and their solid design makes them energy efficient.

Available Warranty

Before making an investment in new shutters, ask about the available warranty. Many companies will slash the prices on their products but not make any guarantees about the quality. What good is it to save money upfront, only to have to replace the shutters a few years later due to faulty installation or low quality materials? You won’t have to worry about this when you buy from Danmer. Thermalite Shutters are covered by a comprehensive warranty that guarantees the shutters will not crack, warp or peel – ever. They also come with 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 transferable if you ever decide to sell your home.

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Introducing the Shutter Shopper App!

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Custom Shutter App for android or apple.

The Shutter Shopper app is a revolutionary app brought to you by Danmer Custom Shutters for your Apple or Android device! The Shutter Shopper app lets you visualize how custom shutters will look in your home!

Using the Shutter Shopper app is simple! In just 3 short steps, you will see just how beautiful your home can be with custom shutters!

  1. Snap a photo of your windows.
  2. Outline the Window using the app.
  3. Select your shutters from a variety of colors, louver size and tilt rod options!

Once completed you will be able to see the beautify and elegance that custom shutters can bring to your home! Then you can save and share your design with family and friends!

The app is available now in the Apple App Store and in Google Play! Download it today or call one of our design specialist and they will bring the showroom to you!

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