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Tips To Easily Clean Your Shutters, Blinds and Shades

November 14, 2016
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Since we’re all getting ready for the holidays, it’s tough to find the time to finish home projects we may have started throughout the year.

Here’s a quick way to brighten up your home for the holidays: clean those dusty blinds, shades or shutters. Your guests will notice that something is fresh and new in your home, and all you’ve done is a simple refresh.  That way next year you won’t have to devote several Saturdays to cleaning the house.

CLEAN YOUR SHUTTERS WITH EASE: Window shutters can be either decorative or functional, and often times are both. Whether they are Danmer Thermalite, Heritage Wood, Ultraluxe or Plantation Shutters, they’ve added beauty and character to any home. However, over time, your shutters will collect dust, and their beauty can easily be overlooked. Routine cleaning is not only recommended, it is absolutely necessary. The good news is that shutters, are relatively easy to maintain, and cleaning is a breeze. Use a soft cotton cloth and mild soap and water to wipe the louvers, and then dry immediately with a clean dry cloth. Do not use any harsh chemicals or ammonia based cleaners. Throughout the year, you can use a feather duster to keep them dust free in all seasons.

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR SHADES: It’s important not to begin by spot cleaning your shades. Start by dusting the shades, instead of starting with the stains. Whether your shades are Honeycomb shades, Roman shades, Sheers and Shading, or Solar or Roller Shades begin your cleaning process by using your vacuum’s suction hose with the soft brush attachment. Work your way from side to side all the way down the shade, and see the dust disappear.

 HOW TO CLEAN YOUR BLINDS: Regular cleaning will keep your Wooden Blinds, Skyline Panels, Solid & Stained Wood Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds and Vertical Blinds looking and working like new.

Your grandmother probably used this trick for cleaning blinds:

  • Fill a small bowl with white vinegar and find a pair of clean cotton gloves or socks
  • Put your hand inside one of the gloves or socks and dip the tip of the sock, or your fingers into the bowl
  • Run your hand or fingers along each slat to remove the dust and grime. You may need to rinse the sock or glove a few times
  • Switch back and forth between the two socks or gloves, soaking one sock or glove while you use the other

Important: Although this method is safe for most materials, do not oversaturate the blinds, especially if they are wooden. Water warps wood, so squeeze as much out as possible and dry immediately. Avoid letting the vinegar come into contact with your eyes or skin.

Contact Danmer for all your Window Covering needs at 800-684-3434 or e-mail us at ScheduleMyAppt@danmer.com

Happy Holidays!

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What you didn’t know about Danmer Heritage Wood Shutters and Faux Wood Blinds

November 10, 2016
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Whether you are thinking of mixing Heritage Hardwood Shutters with Faux Wood Blinds being you are looking to save some money. Great idea, because it is very common to put plantation shutters in the front side of a home and Faux Wood Blinds on the back side. They look very similar from the outside of the home.

At Danmer Custom Window Coverings, we use the highest grade USA made Basswood and Premier Hardwood to manufacture our Heritage Custom Wood Shutters. Each one is made right here in the USA to match your décor and your budget.

These Hunter Douglas Faux Wood Blinds are the most popular of all their wood window blinds. Hunter Douglas Wood blinds are the modern alternative to shutters. The Hunter Douglas Faux Wood Blinds collection is the perfect choice for homeowners who appreciate solid look and warmth of real hardwood.

A few reasons why Heritage Wood Shutters are the ultimate window dressing:

  • Heritage plantation wood shutters are made from durable, furniture grade basswood
  • Tight grained, low resin basswood will not bleed
  • Duraglide Louver Tension System: nylon bushing with stainless steel pin
  • Epoxy coated staples: guaranteed not to fall out
  • Rabbeted stiles
  • Diamond coat finish seals out moisture
  • Hand sanding creates a silky-smooth finish
  • Furniture grade dowels every inch where stiles and rails meet
  • Elegant and traditional feel
  • Come with a transferable warranty

A few reasons why Hunter Douglas Faux Wood Blinds is the ultimate alternative to window dressing:

  • A sturdy, strong, and cost-effective interior window treatment
  • Easy-to-clean blinds and engineered to withstand moisture
  • Faux wood blinds coordinate beautifully with your décor in matching color and wood grains, stains and whites
  • Protection from harmful UV rays
  • Covered against fading, yellowing, warping and bowing
  • Cost effective

With over 40 years of experience Danmer has been manufacturing elegance you can afford with shutters and window coverings. Contact us at (800) 684-3434 for a FREE in-home consultation, and to explore the many options and most stylish window coverings for your home.

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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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Plantation Shutters Shut Out the Elements

April 7, 2013

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.

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The Benefits of Installing Plantation Shutters

January 7, 2013

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.

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Reasons to Add Plantation Shutters to Your Home

September 24, 2012

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.

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Buying a New Home? Finance the Cost of Your Plantation Shutters

July 30, 2012
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Investing in Plantation Shutters for Your New Home

Maybe you’re thinking of installing one plantation shutter panel made for a big living room window in your existing home. Or perhaps you’re considering adding Shutters to all the windows in your brand new home. Either way, you may be interested to know that the right Shutters are an investment, not an expense, as they will actually pay for themselves in home energy savings and in eventual resale value. In fact, some new home buyers prefer to add Shutters to their home purchase price because they barely affect the payment amount.

Why are Plantation Shutter considered an investment?

Because unlike many other types of window treatments, a plantation shutter panel that is custom made by Danmer typically stays with the home for as long as it stands. 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.

Thermalite Shutters from Danmer also can save up to 35% on your home energy bills while providing maximum light control and energy savings.

Visit us at www.Danmer.com to find out more about an investment in Shutters.

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Why Plantation Shutters are Right for You

July 17, 2012

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.

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Questions to Ask When Having Plantation Shutters Custom Made

June 11, 2012

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?

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Plantation Shutters are a Popular Choice for Home Interiors

May 21, 2012
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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.

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