So as of last week, the Earth shifted into winter solstice mode. This causes the Earth’s northern hemisphere (where we in the U.S. live) to receive less sunlight each day until next spring. This is because the sun rises from south of due east, and sets south of due west, giving us only a 38 degree arc of sunlight –– significantly less than the luminous 86 degree arc we enjoy in the summer. It only sounds complicated, but we all feel this effect every day whether we acknowledge it or not.
As the sun (and temperature) drops, the winter chill can set in rather quickly, especially in areas with colder climates. One possible remedy for this is to let daylight into your home through south-facing windows to absorb heat in the morning and afternoon, but there is one drawback: exposing windows completely leaves your home vulnerable to too much heat, lack of privacy, and potentially bad window glare as well.
The good news is that there’s no reason for windows to be fully exposed. Danmer’s Plantation Shutters provide an optimal view and are designed to give you maximum control over incoming sunlight and heat. In fact, the right Plantation Shutter can lower your home energy bills by up to 35% while maintaining privacy, and adding style and elegance to any room in your home. Give us a call at (800) 684-3434 to schedule your free in-home consultation, or visit us online at www.danmer.com.
When you think of window treatments for your home, you probably imagine Shutters, Blinds, or even Roller Shades adorning your windows. Actually, there are 100’s of other options, but one contemporary look is cellular – or honeycomb – shades. You may not know that in addition to being stylish, they have significant insulating properties.
Cellular shades are named for their honeycomb-shaped cells made of varying fabrics. They use layers of these fabric to trap cold air from the outside and insulate the windows they’re covering. This will save energy while lowering your home energy bills.
The cells come in various sizes and shapes and can be aligned vertically or horizontally for maximum efficiency and aesthetics. In addition, Danmer offers childproof cordless options on our Cellular Honeycomb Shades for the protection of your family and your pets.
Finally, here’s an additional bonus: Cellular Shades are a very affordable window covering option. Visit www.danmer.com for more info!
In honor of Veterans Day 2015, we at Danmer would like to thank the proud men and women who have represented the United States in all branches of our armed forces. Without their dedication and the sacrifices they have made for the common good, the United States would not be the proud nation that it is today.
Did you know that the national holiday we celebrate this week was originally created to mark the end of World War I on November 11th, 1918? Specifically it marks the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.
However much has changed in the observance of this sacred holiday over the years. This day was originally declared “Armistice Day,” with the holiday set aside to honor those who lost their lives in “the great war,” as WW1 was called. We were asked to remember November 11th as a day to enjoy the peace our nation had found and had hoped would follow. Nearly 40 years later (in 1947), the holiday was renamed “Veterans Day,” and would be repurposed to honor American soldiers who’ve served in any of America’s conflicts.
Danmer is a proud supporter of American values and is making efforts to help rebuild America’s economy. Danmer Shutters are made and assembled right here in the USA, so we know that investing in your home is an investment in rebuilding America. Visit us at http://www.danmer.com to learn more.
Sometimes it can be difficult to just throw things away…especially if they were expensive to begin with. What’s the best solution to replace the old without feeling like you’ve missed out on its full potential? The answer is simple: Good old fashioned repurposing.
Imagine you’re remodeling your home and you’re replacing those old windows with newer, sturdier ones. Perhaps you’re having Danmer’s genuine American made Plantation Shutters designed and installed in your new windows. So what can you do with the original window materials that you’re replacing? Here are a few ideas:
Frames: Many window frames can be repainted and re-purposed as picture frames, or to frame artwork, certificates, or even mirrors!
Headboards: Even large/old windows can add an artistic flavor when displayed behind your bed… think old world decor!
Framed info boards: A good frame, sans glass, can contain a small bulletin board or dry erase board, while adding an essence of style and flair in your home office!
Art displays: Glass panes themselves can easily become works of art when coated with a little paint or other arts & crafts materials of your choice.
Room divider: The more windows you have to work with, the more you can do! The frames of multiple windows can be combined to make an interesting, edgy room divider. It’s sure to be a conversation starter!
Regardless of how you handle unused windows and frames, make sure the new ones are energy efficient, aesthetically pleasing, and made by American craftsman for exceptional quality! Visit Danmer’s website to learn more: http://danmer.com/
To find the right plantation shutters for your windows and doors, it is important to find a reliable company. Finding a company that can design, manufacture, and install the highest quality home shutters as well as provide you with superior customer service can greatly improve your shutter buying experience. It’s also important to find a shutter company who backs the quality of their products with warranties.
The Right Company for Your Home Shutters
Danmer Custom Shutters has over 30 years designing, manufacturing, and installing custom built home shutters. All of Danmer’s home shutters are backed by the most comprehensive warranties available in the industry. Choosing Danmer as your shutter manufacturer and installer guarantees your shutters will be precision built for your windows and doors with the quickest turnaround time available in California and Nevada.
Did you know one of the benefits of installing shutters in your windows and doors is improved insulation for your home? Both hardwood and faux wood shutters allow you to save money on your home’s heating and cooling costs. While hardwood shutters do improve insulation, high quality faux wood shutters can provide up to 3 times more insulating power.
You Can Save Money When You Have Shutters Custom Made
If you are interested in installing shutters to help lower your home’s heating and cooling costs have your shutters custom made. When you have shutters custom made, they are built to fit snugly in windows without leaving any gaps. This prevents drafts and improves insulation. If you have oddly shaped or sized windows, custom shutters may be your only option as you won’t be able to find the right size or shape pre-made.
When shopping for a window treatment that is both practical and affordable, many homeowners feel they are limited to a small selection. Window shades are an elegant, yet reasonably priced window treatment that are available in a wide selection of styles and color choices. Window shades can be made with several natural materials including bamboo, grass, and jute. You can select from a number of styles including standard Roman shades, waterfall Roman shades, arch top shades, ring drapery panels and more to suit your personal style as well as your home décor.
Window Shades with Automatic Controls
Do prefer to add ease to control your window shades? Have a fully integrated system installed with your shades to control them in groups or individual. Choose from the use of a remote control, watch switches, 24 hour timer, sun sensor and others.
Decorating a home involves making many decisions, especially when it comes to budgeting. One of the many choices you will be faced with is how much you want to spend on window treatments. When it comes time to choosing the right window treatments for your home, you want to invest in something not only beautiful, but long lasting. In order to purchase window treatments with longevity, choose window treatments that have been made from the highest quality materials and craftsmanship.
Wooden Blinds from Danmer Are Long Lasting
Horizontal wooden blinds from Danmer Custom Shutters are a simple window treatment that adds beauty and style to any room in your home. All the wooden blinds from Danmer are made from 100% basswood and built on a roll-formed, heavy-duty steel headrail. This construction makes wooden blinds from Danmer a safe choice as they’re built stronger. Danmer sells blinds in a variety of colors to expertly match the décor of your home.
Did you know that plantation shutters can improve the insulation of your home? Shutters are different than blinds or curtains, as they are built to fit snugly in your windows. This snug fit helps keep out the cold during the fall and winter months and keeps your room cooler during the warmest months of the year.
The Advantages of Synthetic Plantation Shutters
While traditional wooden plantation shutters help to insulate the rooms of your home, newer shutters made of synthetic material can insulate up to three times more than wood. Because synthetic plantation shutters insulate so well, you may even qualify for a federal tax credit as you will be able to significantly reduce your energy consumption. Synthetic shutters are also eco-friendly as they can be made from 100% recycled manmade materials. Synthetic shutters are built so well, they are even guaranteed to last your lifetime and beyond.
When you are looking for the highest quality shutters in San Diego, turn to Danmer Custom Shutters. For over 30 years Danmer has been custom designing, building, and installing plantation shutters in San Diego homes.
- Wooden shutters – Made from furniture grade hardwood and finished with Danmer’s Diamond Coat Finish to extend the life of your shutters.
- Thermalite shutters – The look and feel of wooden shutters, with 3 times the insulating power. These synthetic shutters are also non-toxic, water-resistant, and fire retardant, making them perfect for the kitchen or bath.
- Masterpiece shutters – Custom designed shutters can be engraved with a unique design or you can choose from a selection of stock vector art.
Danmer Custom Shutters offers San Diego homeowners superior customer service, high quality shutters, and quick turnaround time. Schedule a free in-home design consultation find the best shutters in San Diego for your home today.