Frequently Asked Questions
Looking for answers to some of the most common questions about our products or services? Our FAQ page is here to help! We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers to provide you with all the information you need. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to reach out to our team and we’ll be happy to assist you further.
Shutters can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, vinyl, composite, and aluminum.
Wooden shutters are often made from high-quality hardwoods such as basswood or poplar, while vinyl shutters are made from a durable, lightweight polymer material.
Composite shutters are typically made from a combination of materials, such as MDF (medium-density fiberboard) or PVC (polyvinyl chloride), and offer the look of real wood with increased durability and moisture resistance.
Aluminum shutters are lightweight, strong, and rust-resistant, making them a popular choice for outdoor and high-humidity environments.
The material used to make shutters can impact their durability, aesthetics, and cost, so it’s important to choose the right material based on your needs and preferences.
Shutters can help reduce the amount of light entering a room, but the degree of light reduction will depend on several factors, such as the type of shutter, the size and shape of the window, and the position of the sun.
Some shutter styles, such as plantation shutters, have adjustable louvers that can be tilted to control the amount of light entering a room. When the louvers are closed, they can significantly reduce the amount of light entering a room, creating a darker environment that may be ideal for sleeping, watching movies, or working on a computer.
If your windows are uneven, it may be more challenging to install standard-sized shutters that fit perfectly. However, there are several solutions available to ensure a proper fit for your shutters, something that we are experts in!
One option is to have custom-made shutters that are designed to fit your specific window dimensions. We can measure your windows and create shutters that are tailored to the exact size and shape of each window. This can be especially helpful if you have unique or irregularly shaped windows.
Another option is to use adjustable shutters, such as plantation shutters, that have louvers that can be tilted to accommodate uneven windows. The louvers can be adjusted to different angles to account for any gaps between the shutter and the window frame.
If your windows are slightly uneven, it may also be possible to use shims or other materials to level the shutter and create a better fit. As professionals we can help determine the best approach for your specific situation.
Yes, shutters can be a great option for bathrooms. In fact, shutters are becoming increasingly popular in bathrooms because they offer privacy, light control, and moisture resistance.
Many shutter materials, such as vinyl and composite, are highly resistant to moisture, which makes them ideal for use in humid environments like bathrooms. They are less likely to warp, crack, or peel due to exposure to moisture, making them a more durable and long-lasting option.
Shutters also provide a great degree of privacy, which is especially important in bathrooms. With adjustable louvers, you can maintain your privacy while still allowing natural light to enter the room. And when the louvers are closed, they provide complete privacy from the outside.
Overall, shutters can be an excellent choice for bathrooms, providing both practical and aesthetic benefits. However, it’s important to choose the right material and finish based on the specific requirements of your bathroom. We can help you select the best option for your needs.
Cleaning shutters is a relatively easy task and can be done with some simple tools and materials. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean your shutters:
Dust the shutters: Use a dry, clean cloth or a feather duster to remove any dust or debris from the shutters. Start from the top of the shutter and work your way down.
Clean the shutters with a damp cloth: Dampen a soft, clean cloth with water and wring it out well. Wipe the shutters down, starting from the top and working your way down. If your shutters are particularly dirty or have stubborn stains, you can add a small amount of mild dish soap to the water.
Dry the shutters: Use a dry, clean cloth to wipe down the shutters and remove any excess moisture.
Use a vacuum cleaner: If you have trouble reaching all the nooks and crannies of your shutters with a cloth, you can also use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to remove any dust or debris.
It’s important to avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials when cleaning your shutters, as this can damage the finish or surface of the shutters. If you have any questions or concerns about cleaning your shutters, don’t hesitate to contact us for advice and guidance.
Yes, shutters can help reduce noise to some extent. When shutters are fully closed, they provide a barrier that helps block out external noise, such as traffic or neighbor’s conversations. The thickness and quality of the material used in the shutters can also affect how well they block out sound.
However, it’s important to note that shutters are not designed to provide complete soundproofing, and the level of noise reduction can vary depending on factors such as the type of window, the size of the room, and the amount of external noise.
Shutters are available in a variety of colors and finishes to suit different styles and preferences. Here are some of the most common colors and finishes available for shutters:
White: White is a classic and timeless color that works well in many different interiors.
Natural wood tones: Natural wood tones, such as oak, cherry, and walnut, can add warmth and texture to a room.
Stained finishes: Stained finishes can be used to highlight the natural beauty of the wood and create a more rustic or traditional look.
Painted finishes: Shutters can be painted in a range of colors to match or complement the color scheme of a room.
High-gloss finishes: High-gloss finishes can create a sleek and modern look, while matte or satin finishes can create a more subdued and understated effect.
Yes, shutters can help improve insulation in a room to some extent. When shutters are closed, they provide an additional layer of insulation between the window and the interior of the room. This can help reduce heat loss during the colder months and keep the room cooler during the warmer months.
The level of insulation provided by shutters can vary depending on factors such as the type of window, the size of the room, and the quality of the shutters themselves. For maximum insulation benefits, it’s important to choose high-quality shutters that are designed to provide effective insulation.
Yes, shutters can be made to be child-safe.
There are a few key safety features to look for when choosing shutters for a child-friendly environment. These can include:
Hidden tilt rods – this eliminates the need for cords or strings that can pose a choking hazard for young children.
Cordless operation – shutters can be designed with a simple push or pull mechanism to adjust the louvers without the need for cords or strings.
Motorized operation – some shutter companies offer motorized shutters that can be controlled with a remote or wall switch, eliminating the need for cords or strings.
Breakaway tassels – for shutters that do have cords or strings, breakaway tassels can be used to prevent strangulation in the event that a child becomes entangled.
Yes, shutters do require some maintenance to keep them in good condition and extend their lifespan. The frequency and extent of maintenance will depend on the material and finish of the shutters, as well as the environmental conditions in which they are installed.
Here are some general tips for maintaining shutters:
Regular dusting – use a soft cloth or feather duster to remove dust and debris from the louvers and frame.
Spot cleaning – if there are any stains or spots on the shutters, use a damp cloth and mild soap or cleaning solution to gently clean the affected area.
Avoid moisture – shutters made of wood or MDF (medium-density fiberboard) should not be exposed to excessive moisture, as this can cause warping or other damage.
Check for damage – periodically inspect the shutters for any signs of damage or wear, such as cracks, chips, or discoloration.
Professional cleaning – for shutters that require more extensive cleaning or maintenance, consider hiring a professional cleaning service.
By following these maintenance tips and addressing any issues promptly, you can help ensure that your shutters remain in good condition and continue to provide beauty, functionality, and value to your home.
The lifespan of shutters depends on several factors, including the quality of the materials, the installation process, and the level of maintenance. However, shutters are generally considered to be a long-lasting and durable window covering option.
Here are some estimates of the expected lifespan for different types of shutters:
Vinyl or PVC shutters – can last up to 20 years or more with proper care and maintenance.
Wood shutters – can last 25 years or more with proper care and maintenance. However, they are more susceptible to damage from moisture and may require more upkeep.
Aluminum shutters – can last 30 years or more with proper care and maintenance. They are highly resistant to moisture and other environmental factors.
It’s important to note that these estimates are based on the assumption that the shutters are maintained throughout their lifespan.
The cost of shutters can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the type of shutter, the size of the window, the material used, and the complexity of the installation.
For example, vinyl or composite shutters tend to be less expensive than wood shutters.
Custom-made shutters can also be more expensive than off-the-shelf options, but they provide a perfect fit and can be tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
To get an accurate estimate of the cost of shutters for your home, it’s best to schedule a home visit or we can provide you a quick online estimate before arranging a visit. We can assess your specific requirements and provide you with a detailed quote based on your needs and budget.
We strive to provide competitive pricing for our high-quality shutters and excellent customer service.
We understand that price is an important factor in your decision-making process, and we work hard to keep our prices fair and competitive without sacrificing the quality of our products or the level of service we provide.
We offer a range of shutter options at different price points, so you can choose the option that best fits your needs and budget. Additionally, we are always happy to work with you to find a solution that meets your specific requirements.
Ultimately, we believe that our prices are fair and competitive, and we are confident that our shutters provide excellent value for our customers. If you have any questions about our pricing or services, please do not hesitate to contact us.
At our company, we provide a comprehensive service that includes everything from the initial consultation to the final installation. Our estimates include the cost of the shutters as well as the installation, so you can have a clear understanding of the total cost upfront.
We believe that professional installation is an essential part of the shutter buying process, and we take great care to ensure that our installation team is experienced and well-trained. They will work with you to ensure that the shutters are installed correctly and to your satisfaction.
If you have any questions about our estimates or the services we provide, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help and to provide you with a detailed breakdown of our costs and services.
I cannot provide specific prices as they can vary greatly depending on several factors such as the size of the window, the type of material used, the design and style of the shutters, and the company providing the product and service.
However, as a general guide, the price of shutters for a standard-sized window can range from a few hundred to several hundred pounds. This is just an estimate, and the actual price can be higher or lower depending on the factors mentioned above.
To get a more accurate idea of the cost for your specific needs, please get in contact. You can also submit a online estimate request, or book a home survey. We will be able to provide you with a detailed estimate that takes into account your specific window size, material, and design requirements.
It’s important to remember that while price is an important factor, it’s not the only consideration when purchasing shutters. The quality of the product and the level of customer service provided by the company are also important factors to consider when making your decision.
The length of time it takes to fit shutters can vary depending on several factors such as the number of windows to be fitted, the size and complexity of the windows and the type of shutters being installed.
In general, the installation process for shutters can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day or more, depending on the factors mentioned above. For example, installing shutters on a standard-sized window can typically take a few hours, while installing shutters on a bay window or a large window may take longer.
We will be able to provide you with a general idea of how long the installation process will take based on your specific requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the installation process or timeline please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Yes, shutters can be custom-fitted to bay windows. In fact, shutters are a popular choice for bay windows as they provide a sleek and elegant look while offering great functionality.
There are a few different options for fitting shutters to bay windows, depending on the specific design and layout of your windows. One common approach is to install individual shutter panels on each section of the bay window, with each panel hinged at the vertical meeting point of the adjacent window sections. This allows for easy opening and closing of each panel, as well as maximum flexibility in terms of light control and privacy.
Another option is to install a continuous shutter system that spans the entire bay window, with each panel attached to a track or rail system that allows for easy operation and adjustment.
Measuring for shutters is a relatively simple process, however not to panic as we will do the measuring accurately for you! If you are interested in measuring yourself also, here are the basic steps to follow:
Decide where you want your shutters to be installed, either inside or outside the window recess. This will affect how you take your measurements.
Inside mount: Measure the inside width of the window opening at the top, middle, and bottom, and record the smallest measurement. Next, measure the inside height of the window opening on the left, right, and center, and again record the smallest measurement.
Outside mount: Measure the exact width of the area you want to cover with the shutters, and add an extra inch on each side for clearance. Next, measure the exact height of the area you want to cover, and again add an extra inch on top and bottom for clearance.
Take note of any obstructions, such as handles or locks, that may affect the fit of the shutters.
Repeat the measurements for each window you want to cover with shutters.
The lead time for ordering and fitting shutters can vary depending on the manufacturer and the complexity of your order. Generally, it can take anywhere from 4-12 weeks from the time you place your order until your shutters are fitted.
The process typically involves an initial consultation to discuss your requirements and take measurements, followed by a period of manufacturing and then installation. Some manufacturers may offer expedited services for an additional fee if you need your shutters sooner.
It’s important to keep in mind that lead times may be longer during peak periods, such as during the holiday season, so it’s always a good idea to plan ahead and order your shutters well in advance of when you need them.
About Us and Our Service
At our company, we take great pride in the quality of our products and services, and we stand behind them with a guarantee of satisfaction. Our guarantee includes the fitting service, which means that if you are not completely satisfied with the installation of your shutters, we will do everything we can to make it right.
Our installation team is highly skilled and experienced, and we use only the best materials and tools to ensure that the shutters are fitted correctly and securely. We are confident in our ability to provide you with a high-quality product and service, and we are committed to ensuring that you are completely satisfied with the end result.
If you have any questions or concerns about our guarantee or our fitting service, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to answer your questions and to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your shutter purchase.
At our company, we have a team of skilled and experienced professionals who are experts in the field of shutters. We have many years of experience in the industry and have worked with a wide range of clients.
Our team includes designers who can help you choose the perfect style and design for your shutters, as well as skilled craftsmen who can create custom-made shutters to your exact specifications. Our installation team is also highly trained and experienced, and we use only the best materials and tools to ensure that your shutters are fitted securely and correctly.
We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and satisfaction, and we are always striving to improve our skills and knowledge in the field of shutters. We stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and techniques and are always looking for new ways to improve our products and services.
If you have any questions or concerns about our experience and skills, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to provide you with more information and to help you make an informed decision about your shutter purchase.
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