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  • What Sets Signature Shutters Apart? What Sets Signature Shutters Apart?

    What Sets Signature Shutters Apart?

What Sets Signature Shutters Apart?

We often sing the praises of plantation shutters in general. Nearly every plantation shutter on the market will add beauty, privacy and natural light control to whatever window it covers. When you’re ready to pick out plantation shutters for your home, it’s important to know what makes Signature Shutters the best shutters out there. We believe that our careful craftsmanship, our willingness to customize and our exceptional service, among other core values, make our window treatments greater than the standard plantation shutter product. Custom Craftsmanship Some companies just aren’t flexible with their designs. Typically, this is because their plantation shutters are mass produced and re-cut to fit different window sizes. We custom-build our shutters and we always keep our customers involved in the design process. With our plantation shutters, you’re able to pick your shutters’ shape, louver width, color, material… anything is possible thanks to our custom craftsmanship! Whatever the window shape, whatever the style, we’ll make it happen. We can construct plantation shutters for arches, round windows, angled windows and more. We’ve never told a customer that a certain shape can’t be covered with plantation shutters and we’re fairly sure we never will. For wood shutters and hybrid shutters, we even sand and finish components by hand to better bring out the natural beauty of the raw materials. Stylish Versatility Interiors experts favor plantation shutters for kitchens and casual family rooms. They use them to create a beachy, laidback looks and add a “Southern charm” to large bay windows. With so many amazing design options available at Signature Shutters, we like to think that any room can be improved with the right shutters. Bring privacy to the [...]
  • Choosing a Signature Window Treatment Choosing a Signature Window Treatment

    Choosing a Signature Window Treatment

Choosing a Signature Window Treatment

If you’ve got uncovered windows, there are truly limitless treatment options available to you. Knowing which treatments to choose can feel like an impossible feat. Blinds, shades, shutters and tints… who’s to say which treatment will best suit your home and your family’s needs? When it comes to treatment shopping, you should have three main concerns: light, privacy and aesthetic. Here are just a few of the wide array of window coverings we have available at Signature Shutters along with our tips for choosing what’s best for you. Shades and Shutters What’s great about both window shades and plantation shutters is that they’re adjustable. When these types of coverings are closed, they provide plenty of privacy and lighting control yet they can still be opened to let in the sunshine. While they may not offer the same level of privacy as blackout curtains, they’re perfect for family rooms, living rooms and dining areas. The thickness of the shade’s fabric will determine the amount of light that comes through it. For example, beautiful semi-sheer window treatments correspond well with spaces that only need some subtle privacy and lots of light. Really, every room needs some natural light and our specially built shades can filter in the light while still adding privacy to first floor bedrooms, guest rooms, offices and bathrooms. The amount of light that creeps in when the shutters or shades or closed is related to where they’re mounted. Mounting window treatments outside the window box blocks more light. Tinted Windows Window tint reduces glare without blocking the view. For rooms that don’t need privacy or darkness, a simple tint goes a long [...]
  • On-Trend Window Treatments for 2015 On-Trend Window Treatments for 2015

    On-Trend Window Treatments for 2015

On-Trend Window Treatments for 2015

Quality and craftsmanship are always on-trend. That’s why we make sure all of our window treatments are well-made. For trendier window treatments this year, shop Signature Shutters! Consider these styles…

Plantation Shutters

At Signature Shutters, our favorite window treatment would have to be the plantation shutter and they’re sure to big in 2015. Plantation shutters are versatile, more affordable than dissertation critic writing custom drapes and they are the only window treatment that can raise the value of your home. They adjust to let in light when you need it and close tightly to block it out when you don’t. They’ve been a popular choice for window treatments for many years and still their popularity continues to grow. They’re now available in more styles, shapes and colors than ever before which helps them maintain their trendy title in the design world. When shopping for interior shutters, it’s best to buy custom shutters truly built for you rather than stock panels. At Signature Shutters, we measure windows precisely and build shutters that are the perfect width, height and weight for their new home.

Hybrid Shutters

Traditionally, plantation shutters are made up of 100% wood, from the frames to the louvers to the rails. For many, buying all wood shutters, however, can be a hefty investment. Yes, they do increase the overall value of the home but these days, faux wood options can work just as well for these purposes. We believe that hybrid shutters combine the best of what both real wood and faux wood have to offer. They feature the durability and affordability of synthetic shutter materials and the classic, natural look of real wood materials. This [...]
  • This Christmas, We’re Giving the Gift of Craftsmanship This Christmas, We’re Giving the Gift of Craftsmanship

    This Christmas, We’re Giving the Gift of Craftsmanship

This Christmas, We’re Giving the Gift of Craftsmanship

Narrow-louvered, traditional “New England” shutters block the light and the view. Plantation shutters allow you to adjust the amount of natural light in a room with precise accuracy. Our plantation-style window treatments are versatile, durable and shockingly affordable. Plus, they increase your home’s resale value, adding style and privacy wherever they’re installed. Plantation shutters are popular among interior designers for kitchens and casual family rooms but with so many high quality finishes available at Signature Shutters we like to think they look good anywhere, from kids’ rooms to formal dining rooms. Signature Shutters are unlike conventional plantation shutters and it’s our craftsmanship that sets us apart. If you’re considering updating your home before or after Christmas this year, consider a stunning set of custom shutters! Plantation Shutter Customization Some companies don’t have many options in terms of window treatment design. That’s just not the Signature Shutter way. We want you to be a part of the design process. Not only can you pick the color and material of the products you purchase… With our plantation shutters, you’ll pick your shutters’ shape, width, functionality and style, too! Whatever the window shape, whatever the aesthetic, we can design the right window treatment for you. For most wide windows, two rectangular panels that open from the center or bi-fold to one side suffice for custom light and temperature control. The way your shutters work will ultimately depend on your needs, wants and windows. The most popular louver width we build is the traditional 2.5 inch width. If you have a huge room with soaring ceilings and bigger windows, the extra wide 3.5- or 4-inch louver may be a [...]
  • Purchasing Plantation Shutters before the Holidays Purchasing Plantation Shutters before the Holidays

    Purchasing Plantation Shutters before the Holidays

Purchasing Plantation Shutters before the Holidays

If you’re looking for a unique way to enhance your home before the annual holiday hubbub begins, look no further than Signature Shutters. Plantation shutters are so much more than simple home accessories. They instantly give your windows a major facelift and, since they’re permanent fixtures, give your home’s resale value a little lift, too. Your holiday house guests are sure to notice the new window treatments and appreciate the lighting and privacy options they offer. We’re positive that your family and friends will be impressed with your shutter’s sleek, classic appearance and you’ll be happy you got your window treatment conundrum taken care of before the chaos of the Christmas season! The loved ones gathered at your holiday dinner parties and get-togethers will surely enjoy the climate control benefits of new plantation shutters. With plantation shutters, it’s easy to please everyone. With a mere flick of the wrist, your visitors can change the amount of light and warmth from the sun allowed in a room. If you use this feature wisely over time, your shutters can even lead to monthly energy savings which will help counteract those costly Christmas utility bills. Expert shutter users save on annual energy costs by letting light into a room when it’s cold outside and shutting it out when it’s hot. Some homeowners’ energy savings can total hundreds per year. If you’re even vaguely considering changing homes sometime in 2015, getting new window treatments that add value to your home such as plantation shutters before the end of the year and before the end-of-year holidays is a great idea. Plantation shutters boost your home’s market value. It’s hard to say exactly how much of a boost your [...]
  • Child Safety Shutters Child Safety Shutters

    Child Safety Shutters

Child Safety Shutters

We call it “baby-proofing” but it’s important to keep your home safe for toddlers and small children too. Making our signature window treatments safer for homes with infants, young children and pets is a top priority at Signature Shutters. Children are innately curious about the world around them.  Even basic household items like window treatments can turn into potential hazards for them. If you’ve got a little one on the way or a new baby just starting to crawl and explore, drawers and cabinets shouldn’t be the only part of the home you’ve baby-proofed.  Windows and window treatments need special attention as well. Heavy blinds have a tendency to fall quickly when messed with, especially if they’ve been hastily installed. Shutters can pinch small hands. Plantation shutters and blinds may be finished in toxic primers, paints and stains. In addition to these manufacturing risks, it’s easy for kids to get tangled in the pull strings on blinds and shades. Small parts on the strings may pose an additional choking hazard. Making window fashions that are safe for homes with infants, young children and pets is one of our ongoing projects at Signature Shutters.  That’s how we developed a wide range of products to help reduce the risk of accidents. Our shutters and other products are made from VOC-free primers and use 100% made in the U.S.A. wood and paint. From cordless alternatives to motorized operation systems, we offer many innovative lifting systems designed with safety, convenience and beauty in mind. Choose from an abundant array of colors and materials that compliment your nursery today and your teen’s room tomorrow. Our children’s safety is of [...]
  • What to Look for in Plantation Shutters What to Look for in Plantation Shutters

    What to Look for in Plantation Shutters

What to Look for in Plantation Shutters

At Signature Shutters, our favorite window treatment would have to be the plantation shutter. They are versatile, less expensive than custom drapes and they increase your home’s resale value. They are the only window treatment that can raise your home value, in fact, because they’re both permanent and highly desirable. Traditional shutters are not the same as plantation shutters. They have narrower louvers and are most commonly found around New England. Traditional shutters are rarely installed today because, unlike the plantation kind, they limit the light quite a bit and block the view. The Spanish first introduced shutters to the Americas. Large plantation homes in the South often used wide louvered shutters, giving plantation shutters their name. Today, plantation shutters are a popular choice around the country for kitchens especially. When shopping for interior shutters, it's important to know if you are buying custom shutters truly built for your windows or if the company will take stock panels and cut them down to fit. Often, the price is similar. A custom shutter company will measure your window exactly and build your shutters to fit while a cut-and-drill company may only provide shutters for rectangular windows. In addition to the overall shape of the shutters themselves, three custom features to think about when shutter shopping are louver width, divider rails and foldability.

Louver Width

Modern plantation shutters (particular custom ones) come in many different styles with many different louver sizes. The most popular louver width is about 2.5 inches but what size louver you choose is really a matter of personal preference. The 2.5-inch louver is more traditional and is a great choice for an average size rooms [...]
  • Just a Hint of Tint Just a Hint of Tint

    Just a Hint of Tint

Just a Hint of Tint

If you’re considering new windows because the ones you have let stuffy heat and blinding glare into your home, we’ve got an easier, more affordable solution to your window woes. Whether your windows have old, outdated glass or costly heat-trapping tendencies, residential window tinting can help. And yes, you’ll still be able to see through them. Window tinting is an effective, affordable alternative to window replacement that makes even decades’ old glass like new. The clear panes of years past could be costing you hundreds of extra dollars on your energy bills each month. That’s like throwing money out the window… literally. Tinted windows can save you tons of money in air-conditioning costs and the whole process costs much less than purchasing a whole new set of windows. The treatment is easy to apply so the installation is safer than window replacement as well. No transporting heavy, breakable panes of glass required. Low-e (low emissivity) tints are super energy efficient. The word “emissivity” refers to the amount of heat entering and exiting your home along with the huge temperature fluctuations that can occur as a result. Low-e window tinting stops up to 99% of UV rays from entering your home. This can drastically decrease cool air loss, thereby slashing your monthly air conditioning bills while keeping you and your family comfortable. You’ll be shocked when you see how much you can save in spring and summer. Plus, with no UV radiation, you don’t need to worry about sun-bleached floors and furniture anymore. But window tinting does more than save you from sweltering sunlight. It also reduces window glare. Tinted windows let in an ideal amount of natural light. Finally you can stop squinting at your window, wishing [...]
  • Know Your Shutter Types Know Your Shutter Types

    Know Your Shutter Types

Know Your Shutter Types

A lot of people think the term “interior plantation shutters” refers to a specific type of window treatment… and it does. These consist of wooden frames with adjustable slats (aka louvers) that can be controlled with a pull bar. What these people don’t realize, however, is how much more specific things can get. There are a variety of window treatments that all fall into the broader category of plantation shutters. For example, three types of interior plantation shutters we carry are custom wood, hybrid and PolyWood. One of them is bound to be just your type!

Custom Wood

If we had to label any one of our products as our specialty, custom wood shutters would be that product. Because they’re custom, we can make shutter in virtually any style, any size and any shape.  If you have any oddly shaped windows like arches or triangles, a custom wood shutter may be just what you need. We have developed our wooden plantation shutters to maintain their beauty over time through superior material selection, construction and assembly. Our wooden shutters feature all solid wood construction and come with louver sizes that range from 1.75 to 4.5 inches. Wooden shutters can easily be painted or stained in finishes to match your samples.

Hybrid  

It seems like hybrids are all the rage these days. You’ve probably heard of hybrid cars and hybrid dogs but have you ever heard of hybrid shutters? They mix the classic look of a traditional wood shutter with more industrially advanced materials. A hybrid shutter is a shutter that’s part wood, part modern material. In terms of the mechanism itself, a hybrid shutter and a plantation shutter are identical. [...]
  • Why Go Premium Why Go Premium

    Why Go Premium

Why Go Premium

If you already know you need window treatments but you aren’t sure what kind of window treatment you need, you should really consider premium plantation shutters. We’ll tell you why. Because premium shutters are more expensive than plastic shutters or just plain blinds, you probably have some questions about whether or not it’s worth the investment.  There are many benefits to choosing wood shutters specifically. You may already be aware that custom plantation shutters increase your home’s overall look as well as its resale value. That value boost is significantly higher with shutters made from high quality materials and made with superior craftsmanship. Our premium interior shutters for windows are unique in that we have developed our wooden shutters to maintain their beauty over time through superior material selection, construction and assembly. They last through the years, rarely losing tension. Premium shutters on the front of your home will also up your curb appeal. When looking into a home with plantation shutters from the outside, the simple slats show beautifully and far outshine regular hanging blinds or shades. The classic sophistication of the window treatments is immediately noticeable. And it goes without saying that they’d add a classic look to the interior of your home as well. It is unknown exactly how much of a monetary benefit they can be, but they are widely considered an overall benefit no matter how many windows you choose to cover. If you aren’t sure about covering every window with a shutter, kitchens, living rooms, sun rooms and master bedrooms looks particularly great with plantation shutters. Shutters are typically custom fitted to the windows of a specific house and once installed they are considered a [...]