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Discover the Timeless Elegance of Shutters

By Jamie Nunley

Of all the window treatments we offer at Windows by Design, by far the most popular are plantation shutters. Offering more than just a timeless look, shutters offer energy efficiency, functionality, and versatility. They are an investment in your home that you’ll enjoy for many years to come.

Once installed, shutters are nearly maintenance-free. However, it’s very important that shutters are properly designed and installed to ensure that they provide the superior UV protection, light control, and privacy you wish to achieve.

To discover which type of shutter will work best in your home, determine the window type and its location. To satisfy the many window styles and requirements, shutters are available in three materials:

  • Composite shutters – Perfect for high humidity areas such as bathrooms and garages, composite shutters are low maintenance and easy to clean, featuring a sleek, smooth finish. Options such as divider rails, multipanel configurations, and various louver sizes lend to unending creativity and design possibilities. Note that these shutters are usually limited to standard rectangle, straight-angle windows and are available in shades of white only.
  • Premium hardwood shutters – Excellent choice when custom colors or staining is desired. These high-quality woods feature beautiful graining and enhanced texture with unlimited design options. Hardwood shutters are also lightweight and easy to clean.
  • Hybrid shutters – By combining modern day materials with real wood, hybrid shutters offer increased strength and durability, making these shutters the perfect solution for large panel sizes and specialty shape windows. Available in shades of white only.

Shutter Design Tips from Windows by Design

Patio or entry doors – Single panel or by-pass track system options provide you with plenty of design choices to help you achieve the perfect look.

Smaller windows – Single panel configurations with 3½” louvers will maximize views and provide a more modern look. Also available are 2½” louvers to provide a more traditional look.

Large or tall windows – Select 3½ or 4½” louvers to maximize views and provide proper balance. Hidden-tilt options can be used to achieve an ultra-sleek look.

Need help finding the ideal shutter or window treatment solution? Call Jamie Nunley at Windows by Design today at 865-386-6574.

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