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Kid Safe Window Coverings

October 10, 2017

Kids Safe Window Treatments


October is National Window Covering Safety Month!!

Did you know that window coverings can be a beautiful but hidden danger that many parents may overlook. Children are susceptible to injuries and even deaths by cords from some window coverings. Kid safe window coverings come in a variety of beautiful fashions that pose no risk to your family. The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging consumers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords which can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children.

Window Cord Safety – What to Look For…
Children and window covering cords don’t mix. When cords are accessible to small children, these seemingly harmless products may become strangulation hazards. This is especially important with older window coverings that may not meet the latest national standard for window cord safety.

If you have corded window coverings and can’t replace them with today’s safer products, check for the follow hazards:

  • Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall.
  • Make sure that tasseled pull cords are as short as possible.
  • Continuous-loop cords on draperies and vertical blinds should be permanently anchored to the floor or wall.
  • Keep all window cords well out of the reach of children. Eliminate any dangling cords.
  • Check that cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit the movement of inner lift cords.

What does it mean when window covering boxes say “child safe” on them?

  • This means the product complies with the WCMA/ANSI (Window Coverings Manufacturers Association) standard.

If a product complies with the WCMA/ANSI safety standard does that mean its safe?

  • Not entirely! This safety standard is developed and written by the manufactures. Long operational or pull cords, accessible inner cords and faulty tension devices all comply with the most current 2014 WCMA/ANSI safety standard.

How can I tell if a window covering is safe for children?

  • If the window covering has no accessible cords, front and back, it is safe.

If at all possible, use only cordless window coverings in homes where infants and young children are present.

From shutters to retractable lift cords to wand controls and even motorized operating systems, Danmer offers a wide array of child proof, 100% non-toxic materials and finishes with our shutters and other window covering options.  This ensures safety with no harmful toxic effects, cords or other hazzards. To learn more, download our Child Safety Brochure or contact us for an In Home Design Consultation and learn more about our child safety blind and shade options. For the month of October, Danmer is offering FREE Upgrades making your blinds and shades Kid-Safe and Cordless.

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Use Shutters Custom Made to Control Light in Your Bedroom

August 22, 2017
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It never fails, the one morning all week that you get to actually sleep in an extra hour, the sun is perky and peeking through your window. If you have cheap blinds or curtains, there is no way to block all the rays out so you either have a glare directly in your face or bouncing off your mirror. Even if you have no glare, your room is probably too bright to sleep and the room temperature is likely too warm to be comfortable. Sleeping in wouldn’t be a problem if you had custom window treatments such as custom shutters.

Having Shutters Custom Made is Good for Your Health

Our custom shutters fit right in with many interior design themes and come in a range of custom colors and stains to match your home décor goals. They are easy to open, easy to clean, durable, and look great from the outside as well.

Wider louvers provide the best view outside while giving you optimal light control and privacy in your home. When closed, the shutters provide complete privacy and block out sunlight and heat offering temperature control.

To learn more about Danmer Custom Window Coverings and how they can help you get a better nights rest, give us a call at 888-326-6378 or click here to schedule your Free In Home Design Consultation.

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How to Choose the Best Custom Window Shutters for Your Home

July 25, 2017
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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 and enjoy our Buy One, Get One 50% off. Good luck!

Blinds, Custom Shutters, Home Decor, Shutters, Window Treatments

4 Tips for July During National Picnic Month

June 27, 2017

4th-of-july-2005-4-1547429Did you know that July is National Picnic Month, and just in case you’re throwing your own star spangled 4th of July shindig, here are 5 tips that will make sure your celebration is one for the ages!

  • Fashionalbly festive foods.  Add a decorative twist, like red and blue berries to cakes or presenting watermelon wedges on a stick to reinforce the colorful red-white-blue theme of the 4th.
  • Red, white, and beautiful drinks.  Click here for inspired 4th of July beverages – both cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks – that’ll keep your guests cool and all set for the day’s entertainment.
  • Declaration of entertainment.  What’s the best way to pass time between eating and fireworks?  Party games, of course!  There are tons of kid-friendly 4th of July activities available — from scavenger hunts to epic water balloon battles — to keep the family entertained until the main event.
  • Location, Location, Location.  Whether you’re watching this year’s free displays from your backyard, or you’re enjoying the brilliant spectacles in a park or other public environment, two things are certain: safety is important, and a good view is crucial!  Always research both aspects before choosing a spot for your picnic.

OK, so if you’re staying at home with your family or having some friends over, you can still often see lots of festivities and fireworks right out your windows.  Danmer’s custom shutters and window coverings, proudly made in assembled in the USA, are designed to frame your windows with style and elegance so that you can get a full view of the action when desired, and shut it out when you’re finished for the night (and any other night, for that matter).  

However you decide to celebrate, Danmer wishes your family a safe and happy 4th of July!  Call us anytime at (800) 684-3434 to learn more about our custom window coverings and set up your free in-home consultation.  

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Are your projects helping building the value of your home? Or hurting it? 

June 6, 2017
Thermalite Shutters

Home improvement season is in full swing, and homeowners everywhere are taking on projects as small as replacing kitchen tiles, to as large as full basement renovations.  But what many homeowners don’t realize, is that not all home improvements help the overall resale value of a house.  In fact, some can actually hurt it.

Since some home improvement projects tend to be inspired by fleeting seasonal trends, it’s good to make sure that they can be easily and inexpensively updated down the road, if the trend, for whatever reason, doesn’t catch on.  Otherwise, it’s always a safe bet to limit big projects to carefully planned, and universally functional improvements that will always be in demand, in case you should you ever choose to sell your home.

One of the best home improvement projects worth undertaking is a window treatment upgrade.  Window Shutters, a fine example of function meeting design, can give a room an elegant, timeless look and feel, and can compliment any decor.  Danmer’s Shutters, such as those from the UltraLuxe Shutters and Thermalite shutters, include a very unique added benefit: each comes with a transferable warranty, which increases the value of your home, and can earn you more money if you ever decide to sell it.

Whatever home improvement projects you may be tackling this season, be sure to do plenty of research before starting, and consult industry professionals with any questions you may have.  If your improvements should happen to include new window treatments, Danmer is here for you ever step of the way.  Contact us at (800) 684-3434 to get started.

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Window Coverings That Reduce Home Cooling Cost

May 23, 2017
Thermalite Shutters, Plantation Shutters, Custom Window Treatments, Window Coverings

Whether you’ve been beating the heat with box fans or AC, you may feel like you’ve gotten the last laugh … until the electric bill comes — and then nobody’s laughing. It’s simple math: the hotter it gets, the more energy it takes to cool down, but by treating windows with energy efficient window coverings, such as Danmer’s Thermalite Shutters Insulating System, you can stay cool while slashing home energy bills by up to 35%. Here’s why:

  • Maximize R-Value. Thermalite Shutters are great for double pane windows, providing one of the highest R-Value shutter ratings on the market.
  • Less Heat Transfer. Using the Thermalite Shutters Insulating System in hot climates reduces the amount of heat transfer that enters into your home.
  • Restricts Air Exchange. Thermalite Shutters allow you to control the amount of airflow traveling between your window openings and the outside environment.
  • Lower Kilowatt Hours. Saving kilowatt hours means saving on your cooling bill, and Thermalite Shutters assists you in both.
  • Enhanced Energy Efficiency. Thermalite Shutters will insulate your home up three-times better than wood shutters.
  • Monthly Energy Savings. Energy efficient window coverings pay for themselves by keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Ready to keep cool while saving some cold hard cash? Call us at (800) 684-3434 for a FREE in-home consultation, featuring Danmer’s Thermalite Shutter Insulating System.

Going on now, Buy One Get One 50% Off Shutters, Blinds or Shades.

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Shutters Are Not All The Same

May 18, 2017
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Ordering custom window treatments can be a bit daunting!  With so many styles, colors, and varieties, it can be hard to determine which would be best for your home.  The best tip? ALWAYS consult with an industry professional before making such a decision, but here’s some advice to help you separate the outstanding from the inferior:

  • Many shutter companies claim their products are made in the USA, but in reality, most of them are built from foreign parts and only assembled in the USA. Ask about this!
  • Several shutter companies use materials that are not environmental friendly, and in fact are composed of substances such as glued wood chips and formaldehyde. Not good!
  • Some shutter companies use hollow vinyl end caps and weak plastic clips to secure their shutters. These items will not last long and will need repair and adjustment regularly.
  • There’s only one company that can build and install genuine Thermalite and Ultraluxe Shutters, which are patented and considered the industry’s finest Shutters.
  • Look for a Diamond Coat finish on the Shutters, using a non-toxic, water based material which is safer for your family.
  • ALWAYS insist on a transferrable warranty, one that will actually add value to your home when you resell the property.

Download a copy of Danmer’s Shutter buying checklist called “8 Questions that Most Shutter Companies Don’t Want You to Ask Them” Download it here.

Don’t forget about our BUY ONE Plantation Shutter, Get One 50% special offer going on now! Visit us online to schedule your FREE In-Home Design Consultation or call us 24/7 at (800) 684-3434 to experience the Danmer Difference.

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Make your holidays incredible with Plantation Shutters

December 12, 2016
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Get into the spirit of the holiday season by decorating you windows for all to see, both inside your home and from outside. Look for inspiration from your neighbor’s homes with Christmas trees, poinsettias, wreaths and bows seen from the front yard to the street. Keep an eye out and you’ll be amazed by the spectacle of all the lights and Christmas décor on the windows  at night during this winter season. Don’t be afraid to create some holiday magic of your own with lights, candles, ornaments, garlands and snowflakes, pine cones and a nativity scene. Here are a few diverse window décor ideas below to start decorating your windows for the holidays!

Christmas balls and wreaths: Hanging a wreath over the window gives a beautiful illusion of the wreath floating on the glass. With a magnetic wreath hanger simply hang one hanger on the inside of the glass. They are sturdy hangers backed with protective pads so your window will not be scratched.

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Christmas Window Boxes: Overflowing with white poinsettas, green pine needles, red berry clusters, and real pine cones good for indoor/outdoor use adds brillant color to your home during the day and sparkles at night while accentuating your homes plantation shutters.

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Budget Decorations: Not only is it cost effective, but you can never run out of great window display ideas using paper cut outs, pine leaves and a tree branch. Sure to brighten up any kitchen this holiday season.

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Don’t forget, the best part of Christmas window decorating is from both inside/outside the house. Dress up your house for the holidays with some simple projects and spread the holiday cheer. Plus, you can get into the spirit of the holiday season with a gift of Window Coverings to your home and your family. Call us at Danmer and we’ll help you design the perfect Shutters, Blinds or Shades to start the new year out right.

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Introducing 72 Hour Quick Ship Shutters

December 5, 2016
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Do you have a special party or gathering you’re hosting at your house for the Holidays?  It would seem next to impossible to have brand new Plantation Shutters installed in your home in time for the Holidays, right? Well, Danmer has taken care of that.  Exclusively from Danmer, our 72 Hour Quick Ship Program can deliver on such a promise.

Our genuine patented Thermalite Shutters are made right here in the USA – in our own factory – to fit the exact specifications for your home. So if you really need to beautify your home for the Holidays – or for any special occasion – we can make that happen.

With our 72 Hr. QuickShip Program, you’ll receive a shipping confirmation within 72 hours from the moment our factory trained installer completes the measurement of your windows. All you have to do is give us a call and say “I want the Quick Ship Program” and we’ll have one of our Shutter Design specialists help you choose just the right design to fir your décor and your budget. If you really need them fast, we’ll have your window measurements taken quickly and then we’ll get to work building and shipping your Shutters within 72 hours from the completed measurements.

With a FREE design quote, FREE delivery and FREE installation, you can enjoy your brand new Thermalite shutters with the entire family for the upcoming Holiday Season. Give us a call today or schedule your FREE in-home design quote.

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Repurpose Old Window Shutters

November 28, 2016
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Have you ever thought about what you might do with those older shutters  – interior or exterior shutters – that you’re finally going to replace with quality Danmer window coverings? Turns out, there are some really cool DIY (Do-It-Yourself) ideas to turn old shutter panels into something useful and even highly decorative in and around your house.

These kind of DIY projects are easy and affordable. And if you’re replacing older NON-DANMER shutters with some new ones, you might as well put the old ones to use if you can. Or you can simply look for older vintage shutters being tossed out when your neighbors are replacing window coverings. You can brush paint them, spray paint them, or treat to a cool spontaneous paint technique. They make great tables, chairs, decorative walls pieces as well as mantels and doors to cabinets.

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The top of this table is made from a re-purposed vintage shutter found at a local flea market. This is a creative, easy way to make a rectangular top.

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Re-purpose old shutter panels to make a bench made using shutters, old balusters, and spare wood for the arms.

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Here you can add a sense architectural perspective to a dining room with distressed window shutters placed on the wall.

Don’t forget to visit us at www.danmer.com or call us at (800) 684-3434 to speak to trained professionals who are excited to help you find the right window coverings for your decor and budget!

 

 

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