Now 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.
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.
Plantation shutters do more than add to the visual appeal of a room in your home. Installing plantation shutters provide privacy when you need it, allow you to control the amount of sunlight let into a room, and can even add to the insulation of a room. When you install plantation shutters into the windows of your home, you are adding the aesthetics inside and outside of the home as well as installing a feature that will last for years to come. Unlike other types of window treatments, wooden and synthetic plantation shutters are built and guaranteed to last. It’s important though, when shopping for plantation shutters, to only purchase them from a manufacturer who cares about quality.
Danmer Custom Shutters can custom design, manufacture, and install both hardwood and synthetic plantation shutters in your home. Schedule a free in home design consultation today to get started.
No other window coverings can truly match the elegant touch that plantation shutters can bring to a home. That being said, it is important to realize that this type of shutter will become a focal point in your room, so one made of cheap materials, or if it doesn’t fit right, will certainly become an undesirable distraction.
These shutters can change the aesthetic of any room they occupy, while also increasing privacy and allowing for maximum light control.
Make a Statement with Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutters will act as a centerpiece to your room, so it is important to choose the ones that will best complement your space. Strong colors can make a bold statement, but, if the room already has a loud color palette, these can sometimes be a little overbearing.
White, off-white and other neutral colors are popular options, and, although you might think of these colors as boring, you will see that they certainly are not.
You may have your heart set on a certain color because you really love the way they look, but will they complement your space? Sometimes consumers shop to satisfy their desire, rather than shop to complement the room. Our design consultants here at Danmer can help you make your decision by giving an objective professional opinion.
Whether you need one plantation shutter made for a big living room window or if you are considering adding them to all the windows in your home, you may be interested to know that they can be financed with your home. Although we do offer financing, some new home buyers prefer to add them to their home purchase price because they barely affect the payment amount.
How is it that a Plantation Shutter Can be Financed?
Unlike many other types of window treatments, a plantation shutter that is custom made typically stays with the home. Therefore, it adds value and would be considered in the selling price, should the homeowner put the house on the market to sell in the future.
This type of shutter is ideal for pretty much any window because it is stylish and provides maximum light and temperature control, which dictates to comfort and energy savings.
If you are looking for window coverings that will become a pleasant focal point and not a distraction, plantation shutters will be perfect for you. If you are looking for a way of giving your home more privacy or decreasing your energy bill, again, these are the perfect type of shutters for you. Quite honestly, it is nearly impossible to think of a space that these shutters wouldn’t complement.
Plantation Shutters Make a Strong Statement
Plantation shutters have the ability to completely transform the dynamics of a room without looking like you are trying to hard. If you are someone who gets bored easy, choose a wood or neutral color that will go with an array of different colors. This way, you can paint your walls as often as you like.
These types of shutters have a rich history and really tie the look for a room together. The wider shutter is far more sophisticated than a skinny variety you find prefabricated in certain sizes and sold in stores.
Having plantation shutters added to your home is an exciting decision! If you are like many others, you have thought about it for a while, but never found the time or the extra funds in the budget to have them made. Now that you are finally ready to have plantation shutters custom made for your windows, you are probably feeling overwhelmed with questions you want answers to, and decisions that need to be made. Our experts here at Danmer are happy to help.
Questions You May Want Answers to When Having Plantation Shutters Custom Made
When you speak with a design specialist to have your plantation shutters custom made, you may want to ask about the following elements:
• Wood Type – What type of wood is being used? Can you see examples? Can it be stained to match your décor? You always want to stay away from pine, as it is prone to bleeding.
• Tension – How is the tension adjusted? You want to make sure you won’t be dealing with drooping louvers at a later time.
• Hinges – What type is used and why?
• Edges – Are they rabbited or straight? Everyone has their own preference. Rabbited prevents light gaps when the panels are closed.
• Side Rails – How thick are the side panels? Are they strong enough to support the weight of the shutter?
Thermalite Kitchen Shutter
When choosing shutters for your home, there is more to consider than the way a certain style looks. Plantation Shutters are a popular choice for their charming good looks as well as the flexibility that they offer. Choosing our custom made shutters will allow you to put them in your interior and create the atmosphere with an ideal blend of air flow, light control and privacy that you want in any room. Shut out the rest of the world or let Mother Nature breeze her way indoors depending on your whim.
Plantation Shutters Improve Energy Efficiency for Today’s Green Homes
Getting the most efficiency for your energy of choice doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice style and convenience. Plantation shutters allow you to reduce your energy use by keeping out light during hot weather or by preventing heat transfer during colder temperatures. Not only can they save you money on energy, they can also keep you more comfortable in your home during any kind of weather. Contact us to find out how we can help you save on your energy bill while enjoying a more comfortable home.
It is possible to breathe new life into your home without breaking your budget. Add a functional feature such as new window treatments to make your home look contemporary and bright. White plantation shutters are the perfect choice to add a wow factor to your home without having to do a complete redesign. Plantation shutters look great with a wide variety of home decors. Shutters are available in a number of wood stains and painted finishes.
Shutters add more than visual appeal to your home. They also help to insulate your home better, which can significantly lower your heating and cooling costs. With plantation shutters, you can opt for complete privacy by closing them or open them for light and air flow. Shutters can be custom made to fit in all the windows and doors in your home, no matter their shape or size.
Cutting down on your home’s heating and cooling costs can save your family money throughout the year and is environmentally friendly. When shopping for the right window treatment to cut down your bill, choose plantation shutters. Wooden and synthetic shutters help to insulate a home to keep heat from escaping or to keep the sun from heating up a room. For the most insulation though, synthetic plantation shutters are the best choice. Synthetic shutters insulate up to three times better than traditional wooden shutters.
Other Benefits of Installing Plantation Shutters in Your Home
After spending money to furnish your home with art, rugs, and furniture, the last thing you want to do is to see that money go to waste. Extreme sun exposure, like from west facing windows, can fade art, rugs, and furniture leaving your room looking aged.