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Save Daylight and Money!

November 6, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-11-06 at 10.22.50 AMNow that your clocks are all turned back for daylight savings time, are you ready for the colder weather and the shorter days that fall weather inevitably brings? There’s actually less light and heat retention in your home when the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer.

Did you know that with the right window coverings you can actually make the most of what little light there is available?  Plantation shutters, for example, offer maximum versatility, allowing significant control over the amount of light – and heat – that enters or leaves your home.  Danmer’s Thermalite and UltraLuxe Shutters have a patented Insulating System built right into them that help keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

The bottom line is that the right window treatments can actually pay for themselves by lowering your utility bills by up to 35%, turning daylight savings time into energy savings time!  Click here to learn more about how Danmer can help you make the most of your savings.   

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Shutters through the Ages

September 8, 2015

Bathroom shuttersDid you know that window shutters are more than 500 years old? When shutters first appeared, they often took the place of window glass, which was rare and very expensive at the time, and exclusively covered the bottom half of the open window area. These early incarnations could be folded inside to allow light and air to enter, or barricaded from within as a safety measure when closed.

As window glass became more common in the 1700s, builders were prompted to “double hang” windows, similar to the Federation style windows we utilize today. With these modern advancements, shutters were redesigned to cover the entire height of the windows, but the shutters were still installed within the home due to the thick stones and masonry that buildings of that period were constructed from.

Over a century later, timber and other materials were used to produce thinner walls, allowing inhabitants to fully reach out from their windows. This ushered in a trend of shutters installed on the home’s exterior, and were used for vanity every bit as much as they were for protection against the elements. As time passed, the shutters’ evolution included shutter blades, which were angled slats that acted as a filter against rain and incoming sunlight.

The image of the shutter continued to become a popular staple in the 1960s, as many homes exhibited them as a feature of their home’s facade. These shutters, however, were not intended for functionality, but were instead included as a design choice for aesthetic appeal.

Shutters continued to make their way around the world and evolved throughout the 1980s.   After becoming inspired by the shutters used in the breezeways of American cotton plantations, an Australian husband and wife began experimenting with different materials and methods to create their own version of the plantation shutter.

About a decade later, as experiments were conducted across the globe, an affordable variant of shutters were fashioned from PVC and helped grow the demand for stylish window treatments. This new version opened the door for technological advancements, both in manufacturing and installation.

Today, shutters can be purchased in many varieties and materials, and are able to be hinged inside or out. Though they began as something of a luxury item and can still carry a moderate price tag, there are many affordable options available to suit the needs of homeowners everywhere. The modern day shutter carries the basic function of its ancestor, while incorporating a timeless elegance that its predecessors have always intended. At this rate, the window shutter will never go out of style.

Custom Shutters, Shutters, Thermalite, Window Shutters

Help Rebuild America’s Economy

August 11, 2015

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.

 

Custom Shutters, Shutters, Thermalite, Window Shutters

Are Your Window Coverings Safe for Your Child?

July 29, 2015

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.

Bay windows, Custom Shutters, Home Shutters, Plantation Shutters, Shutters, Thermalite, UltraLuxe, Window Shutters, Window Treatments, Wood Shutters

How to Choose the Best Custom Window Shutters for Your Home

July 15, 2015

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

Blinds, Custom Shutters, Window Shutters, Window Treatments

Kids & Cords: A Deadly Combination

September 4, 2014

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says that cords from window coverings are one of the top 5 safety hazards in your home. There have been over 500 child strangulation from blinds and shade cords over the past few decades.

Over 5 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, rollup blinds, Roman shades and roller shades. Strangulation and injury can occur anywhere in the house where children can wrap these cords around their necks or become entangled in the loops. This can happen quickly and silently.

To prevent child strangulation, the CPSC recommends the use of cordless window coverings in homes where children are present.

Safety Matters Checklist:

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  • Examine all shades & blinds in your home for exposed or dangling cords.
  • Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product.
  • Use Kid Safe Certified cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit.
  • Position cribs, beds, playpens and other furniture against walls that have no windows and no window cords.
  • Permanently anchor all loops on every window covering cord anywhere in your home to the door or to the wall.
  • Ask your Danmer Designer how to replace older window treatments with cordless ones. Danmer carries a full line of cordless blinds, shades and custom shutters that are safe for everyone in the family.

For more information visit on how to replace your old corded window coverings please visit http://danmer.com/buy/kidsafe.php

Bay windows, Custom Shutters, Home Shutters, Plantation Shutters, Shutters, Thermalite, UltraLuxe, Uncategorized, Window Shutters, Window Treatments, Wood Shutters

Introducing the Shutter Shopper App!

July 16, 2014
Custom Shutters

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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10 Amazing Photos of Thermalite™ Shutters

October 11, 2013
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Are you considering Thermalite Shutters? These revolutionary shutters are custom made, eco-friendly and stylish. Made from non-toxic, synthetic material, Thermalite Shutters insulate 3 times better than any shutters and can help lower your energy bills by 35%.

Of course, if you’re choosing shutters for your home, you have to take into consideration how they look and whether or not they will fit the windows in your home. Take a look at these amazing photos showing all of the ways Thermalite Shutters can look great in your home.

thermalite-shutters-1   1. Thermalite Shutters look great in any room from the living room and bedroom to the kitchen and entry way. These beautiful shutters add a touch of style and sophistication to any home.

 

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-22. Thermalite Shutters can be custom made for any window in your home, no matter the size, shape or location. And adding shutters to all windows in a room creates a unifying look as well as maximum energy efficiency.

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-33. Think you can’t cover those high, arched windows? Think again! Custom Thermalite Shutters can be made to fit any window which is especially important in the bedroom. Keep that bright morning sun from crashing in and waking you up with perfectly fitted shutters.

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-44.  Thermalite Shutters look and feel exactly like wood. They will keep your house warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer and will significantly reduce your home energy costs.

 

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-55. Thermalite Shutters can even be installed on or over doors; from your french door to sliding glass doors and patio doors.

 

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-66. Shutters for sliders are perfect for large openings and sliding glass doors. When opened they offer a completely unobstructed view and easy access. It is important to make sure there is enough floor space to open and close the shutters.

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-77. The other option for adding shutters to large openings is bi-fold shutters. These shutters can be installed on a track and simply slide open when you want to see outside. This is a great option if you don’t want the shutters opening out into the room. They also fit right into the room, flush against the wall.

 

 

 

shutters28. There is no window that can’t be covered by Danmer custom shutters. Install Thermalite Shutters on any sized window including octagons, triangles and hexagons.

 

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-99. Thermalite Shutters look great from the outside too. You’ll love the classic look it gives the home, as well as the eco-friendly benefits like lower heating and cooling bills.

 

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-1010. Discover the Danmer difference with custom Thermalite Shutters. Thermalite Shutters are made from a durable, non-toxic material that does not chip, warp or fade. The high quality louvers and hardware ensure that these shutters will be a beautiful addition in the home for years to come.

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Made to Order Window Shutter Design

March 25, 2013

To decorate your house in a completely unique way, it may require you to spend an exorbitant amount of money on custom furniture. For a unique look for your home when you’re on a budget, invest in one quality made to order piece that’s beautiful as well as functional.

Window shutters are the perfect furnishings to have custom made for your home, as they also add privacy, light control, and insulation for a room. A made to order window shutter design turns a simple window treatment into a piece of artwork. One custom window shutter design approach you may wish to take is to have your wooden shutters engraved with a pattern based on the existing décor of your room. Having your shutters engraved is a subtle way to add something unique to each room of your home.

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Improve the Insulation in Your Home with Window Shutters

February 28, 2013

Improve the Insulation In your Home with Window ShuttersDid you know that you can use window shutters to help lower your home’s heating and cooling costs? When fitted and installed properly, window shutters can help to insulate your home more efficiently. While wooden window shutters can be used for this purpose, it is even more energy efficient to opt to install synthetic window shutters. Synthetic window shutters insulate two times greater than wood, but still have the look and feel of wood that you may desire. Another advantage of synthetic window shutters compared to wooden shutters is that they are water resistant as well as fire retardant, making them perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.

Where Can You Find Top Quality Synthetic Window Shutters?

Danmer Custom Shutter’s Thermalite synthetic shutters, made of nontoxic polymer foam are ecofriendly and insulating with the look and feel of wooden window shutters. Learn more about the benefits of installing synthetic shutters by visiting www.danmer.com.

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