Shutters can be a great investment. First they add a classic, attractive look to any home. Interior shutters also block out light and noise, provide privacy and can reduce heating and cooling costs considerably.
But not all home shutters are the same. If you’re planning to install new shutters in your home, be careful to avoid these common mistakes people make when choosing shutters.
Common Mistakes Made with Choosing Shutters
Choosing cheap, low-quality shutters. As with anything, you get what you pay for. Selecting shutters that are made with inferior materials or workmanship just to save a few dollars is likely to cost you more money and create more headaches in the future. Custom-made shutters with high-quality material such as Basswood or PHD (Premier Hardwood) come with 100’s of framing options, finishes and color matching.
Buying from non-reputable companies. It’s easy to jump at the low priced offer you saw online, but do your homework first. It is important to go with a trustworthy shutter company that has already proven itself in the marketplace. Look for reviews online and talk to past customers to find out if the shutter company you are considering is known for quality materials, skilled workmanship, and timely delivery. Danmer, for example, has been around for over 35 years with hundreds of satisfied customers who can speak to their professionalism and quality.
Not considering all options. Maybe the neighbor’s new blinds look great, but that does not necessarily mean that they’re the right choice for you. There are many things to consider such as whether or not you want to be able to block out the sunlight and how easy they are to clean. Curtains, shades, blinds and shutters all have pros and cons that should be weighed before an investment is made.
Not having the shutters installed properly. Sure a general handyman can do a lot of different things, but don’t think that just anyone can install shutters properly. In fact, improper installation is one of the main causes of shutter problems. Make sure to have your shutters installed right, the first time, to prevent future headaches.
New shutters can be a great addition to your home and an important investment. You can trust Danmer Custom Shutters to design, build, and install high-quality shutters that you will enjoy in your home for many, many years.