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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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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Synthetic Shutters Have the Look and Feel of Wood Shutters

In any home, wood shutters add a sophisticated look that many other window treatments just can’t compete with. Many homeowners love the look of wood shutters but are concerned with the environmental impact of buying wood shutters. The good news is that high quality synthetic shutters have the look and feel of wood, without the environmental impact.

Thermalite Shutters Are Superior to Wood Shutters

Thermalite Shutters from Danmer Custom Shutters are the best synthetic shutters available on the market. These synthetic shutters have 2 times the insulating power of wood shutters, but no natural materials are destroyed in the construction of Thermalite Shutters. Thermalite Shutters are also non-toxic, water resistant, and flame retardant making them the perfect solution for window treatments in kitchens and bathrooms. When you have Thermalite Shutters installed in your home, you may even qualify for a federal tax credit.

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High Quality Hardwood Shutters

When you are in the market for hardwood shutters, you want to be sure to buy shutters made of the highest quality wood. Cheaper shutters made of inferior wood have the tendency to bleed through their finish or discolor their stain due to high resin content. Higher quality hardwood shutters tend to not only look better than their cheaper counterparts, but they also last longer, giving them higher value in the long run.

Buy your hardwood shutters from Danmer Custom Shutters. All of Danmer’s harwood shutters are made of the most durable, furniture grade basswood. The wood is tight grained, with a low resin content so that they are guaranteed not to bleed. All of Danmer’s hardwood shutters are given a Diamond undercoat to seal out all moisture.

All hardwood shutters from Danmer come with a lifetime warranty against bleeding as well as on all moving parts.

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The Look of Hardwood Shutters Without the Trees

If you are like many others, you are choosing alternatives to wood, especially if you don’t know if the company selling it is responsible in where they receive it. Animal habitat is being taken away at an alarming rate from forests that the Earth really cannot afford to lose. Some companies make a point to know where the wood comes from, others do not.

Here at Danmer, we understand the growing concern over wood furnishings, but we also understand that nearly everyone loves the look of shutters made from wood. This is why we have created our Thermalite shutters.

They Look Like Hardwood Shutters

It is nearly impossible to tell the difference between hardwood shutters and Thermalite varieties, but rest-assured, no trees are used in their production. In fact, we choose to use recycled materials, making them a very environmentally friendly option. Your guests will never be able to tell they aren’t real wood, yet they are fire-retardant, water-resistant and nontoxic.

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Measuring for a Wooden Shutter

If you have decided to add a charming, inviting and beneficial focal point to your room with a wooden shutter, you are likely wondering how you should go about measuring for it. There are probably quite a few questions going through your mind too, such as:

  • Do I measure on the outside of the window frame?
  • Do I need measurements of the window pane itself?
  • Should the blinds fall right at the window sill?
  • How do I accommodate handles for crank windows?

Wooden Shutter Measurements Should be Taken by a Professional

If you are ordering a wooden shutter, then fit should be a primary concern. These window treatments will provide you with maximum privacy and light control, as long as they fit properly. If you have a handle for a crank window, a cutout in the blinds will need to be made. This is also true if you are buying for French doors.

To ensure that your shutters fit perfectly, the windows really need to be professionally measured. Of course, the last thing you probably want to do is pay a professional to come measure, right? Well, when you shop at Danmer, you don’t have to. We offer a free consultation so you can have peace-of-mind knowing that your shutters will fit perfectly!

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Wooden Shutters Make a Home Cozy

Have you ever walked into an elegant room and just never felt welcomed? Sure, the host was nice and the space was exquisite, but it just felt “cold.” Now imagine how that same room would have felt if there were wooden shutters on the window. Chances are good that it would offer a very different vibe. Even the most utilitarian room can appear cozy with the right window treatments.

Why Choose Our Wooden Shutters?

When you shop here at Danmer, you have the satisfaction of knowing that our wooden shutters are made to stand the test of time. Not only are they timeless, they are crafted to remain looking and operating their best for a very long time.

Our shutters are a little different than others because of our Duraglide Louver System. This unique system never needs to be tightened or adjusted, which is a huge bonus. In fact, moving parts are guaranteed for life.

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Are Wooden Shutters Right for Your Home?

If you appreciate warm and inviting elements, such as a light pole in the front yard, a swing on the porch and a dancing flame in the fireplace then there is a very good chance that wooden shutters are the best option for you. For some, there is really nothing more natural and beautiful than real wood. If this sounds like you, then you will want to explore the high-quality and absolutely stunning selection we have here at Danmer.

Wooden Shutters are Charming

Have you ever notice how some houses immediately give you the feeling of “home?” Even if you are visiting a house for the first time, you can’t help but feel comfortable. This is the type of vibe that wooden shutters bring to a space.

Do you have a room that just feels as though it is missing something? Maybe it is decorated beautifully, but you just can’t help figure out what it is lacking to tie the space together. Well, there is a good chance that making a room feel more comfortable could be as easy as adding the right wood shutters to your windows. Call for a free consultation with one of your design specialists today.

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What Makes Our Hardwood Shutters so Desirable?

While you may be able to buy hardwood shutters from a multitude of places, the products we have here at Danmer stand out above the rest for a number of reasons. In addition to only using high quality wood, we hand sand to a smooth finish and add a diamond undercoat, which seals in the moisture.

Our patented Duraglide tension is guaranteed to never need adjusting or tightening and our fastening system is guaranteed to never loosen. Finally, we give them rabbeted stiles to ensure the best possible fit when closed and to offer maximum light control and privacy.

Our Hardwood Shutters are Built to Last

Here at Danmer, we are dedicated to creating hardwood shutters that you won’t need to replace or invest more money in. This is why we offer an unbelievable warranty. All moving parts are guaranteed for life and a 10-year warranty is given on workmanship and the painted finish. This increases the value of your home considerably because you can even transfer the warranty to the new home owners, should you sell in the future.

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Looking for a Wooden Shutter? Check Out Our Woven Wood Shades

Many people get it set in their head that they need a wooden shutter for a window to really pull the room together, but are not prepared for the options they have to choose from. You may think you want a plantation shutter, but you may want to take a good look at our woven wood shades, and you may very well change your mind.

Wooden Shutter vs. Woven Wood Shutter

As you are likely already well aware, a traditional wooden shutter has individual pieces all fitted horizontally on some type of system that is open and closed to welcome or eliminate the light. These of course, are beautiful options that complement nearly any room.

If you are looking for something a little different though, our woven wood shades may be perfect. They are created from a combination of grass, bamboo and jute materials in an array of styles. We also offer a huge selection of shade colors, such as Bamboo Reeds Wheat, Calypso Spring, Monsoon Sand and Sunflower Gold, so there is sure to be a shade to complement your space beautifully.

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