St. George's Frequently Asked Questions About Shutters
For more than 33 years, we’ve been asked every question about shutters imaginable from our customers in St. George. And we’ve gathered the top ten of them here. Maybe in these questions and answers you’ll find answers to questions of your own. If not, please don’t be reluctant to contact Sunburst Shutters St. George directly. We’re here to assist you and happy to do so.
For the budget-conscious, blinds are a temporary window treatment to cover your windows. They tend to deteriorate over time with the strings giving way and the loops that hold the slats in place falling apart. And they might be troublesome to clean.
Shades offer a variety of colors and unique patterns, transforming your window into artwork. By effortlessly pulling up the fabric of the shade, your whole window is exposed and you can see out onto your St. George neighborhood.
Draperies also are available in a wide spectrum of color, fabric, and patterns. They are a traditional alternative for a window treatment. Placing thick panels between the drapes and the window gives you light and temperature block-out capabilities. And unlike other window treatments, there’s no rush to clean draperies for five years.
If you are searching for a window treatment that lasts more than 10 years, saves you money on your energy bills, and looks lovely on your windows, shutters are the choice for your home. Not only are shutters durable, but they’re also beautiful and energy efficient. Actually, Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than a comparable wood shutter. That’s energy savings you will miss out on with any other window treatment.
Plantation shutters are unparalleled when it comes to control over privacy and light. And with their large louvers, Polywood plantation shutters give your house a clean contemporary feel whether they’re closed or open.
An inappropriately installed window treatment can be difficult to open and can get damaged easily. We have a skilled installation crew that comes to your home and installs your window treatment with great accuracy, ensuring that each one functions flawlessly – and doesn’t get damaged when opened and closed.
But before we get to installing your shutters, we bring shutter samples to your home so we can custom craft your window treatment together. Learn more about our free in-home consultation.
Your plantation shutter slats – or louvers – can be moved easily by pushing them up or down. Most commonly, a tilt rod mounted on the front of the shutters gives you control over the louvers. If you would like to move the louvers with your hand, we recommend buying shutters with hidden tilt-rods or rear-mounted tilt rods. This gives your shutters a clean, contemporary appearance.
Our Polywood shutters last more than 50 years – more than any other shutter in the US. That’s why these plantation shutters are a permanent fixture that increases your home’s resale value. Learn more about the durability of our shutters.
Plantation shutters are a piece of cake to clean because they have large louvers and their tilt bars are either hidden or mounted on the rear. Merely tilt them open and dust them like furniture – or wipe smudges with a moist cloth.
Plantation shutters are custom crafted to fit your windows exactly. They become a permanent fixture of your home, boosting its resale value. These shutters cannot be moved from one house to another.
Plantation shutters are an investment that allows temperature control, energy efficiency, and privacy. They are custom fashioned and installed on your windows to become permanent fixtures. Not only are they charming and energy saving, but plantation shutters also boost the value of your house. We’ve seen it first hand in St. George!
A half shutter allows you privacy on the bottom and leaves the top open for light and view. It’s called a café style shutter. But is it the ideal look for a plantation shutter?
Easy! Call us at 435-485-9332 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation, and we’ll guide you from there. We come out to your home to measure the windows you want to shutter and bring samples of all of our shutter products and their available options. Once you’ve selected a shutter that matches your style, we can provide you with the most accurate shutter price for your project. Schedule your in-home consultation today!
Yes! There’s seldom a reason to take out or alter your current window trim when you buy new plantation shutters. Natural Ovation wood shutters and premier Polywood shutters are available in an array of frame styles to fit easily into your current window trim. If your windows don’t have trim, we also have frame styles available to install right onto the wall around your window to secure your beautiful new shutters to your window opening.Your installer will measure each of your individual windows during your free in-home consultation to make sure that your new shutters will fit seamlessly with your window trim.
Sunburst Shutters St. George is proud to offer a collection of shutters made right here in the U.S. Our popular Polywood plantation shutters are 100% American-made, from the manufacturing of our exclusive Polywood material to the construction of the shutters themselves. Not only does that result in savings passed on to you from cutting unnecessary shipping and handling costs, it also gives you the benefit of knowing you’re choosing an all-American shutter for your St. George house.And it’s not just Polywood that’s from America. Our stunning Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed using lumber harvested from places across the country, from homespun Southern barn doors to sturdy Texas ranch fences and more.
The main divide between paints and stains for shutters is the way the material of the shutter interacts with the color. Paint lays atop the shutter, just coating the surface. Stains on the other hand penetrate the shutter, bonding to the natural wood or faux wood material.
Each method comes with its unique benefits. There are typically a larger number of color choices for painted shutters. With stained shutters, the color doesn’t interfere with the natural wood grain, so you can see the natural grooves and bumps of the material without it being masked by a layer of paint.
During your in-home window design consultation, our team will bring samples of all our color options right to your door so you can easily match and complement colors with your existing interior design.
The complete plantation shutter process, beginning with your in-home consultation through putting your shutters in, usually takes approximately four to six weeks. The process takes this long because our goal is to build shutters that are perfectly customized to every facet of your windows. To do that, we need to take exact measurements, utilize sophisticated software to design your shutters, assemble your brand-new shutters manually, and ship them to you prior to installation. Shutters made from real wood tend to take longer than faux wood due to the added steps of staining and finishing the wood.
It does take a little time, but it’s an investment that’s definitely worth it.
If you’re an experienced handyperson, you’re probably familiar with what goes into installing shutters. However, installing shutters yourself can be a little complex for most St. George residents. We recommend leaving the installation to professionals that are certified and insured, that way you won’t risk damage to your shutters, windows, or injuring yourself.
As far as shutter options, the most common shutter configuration we sell is a 3 ½” louver, non-textured finish, with an interior-mount Z-frame. If none of that makes any sense, that’s ok. We’ll be happy to show you what all that means in person. Set up your complimentary home consultation and we’ll show you what will work best in your house.
Smooth finish shutters have a more chic look, whereas shutters with a textured finish look more natural and historic. However the benefits to both types of plantation shutter finish are a little deeper, and ultimately come down to your own taste.
Perks of a smooth finish for shutters – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a solid, chic, sophisticated look. A smooth finish may be perfect for you if your home has few other wood textured surfaces or furniture. A smooth finish is easier to see when it needs dusting, in comparison with a textured finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of shutters with a textured finish – Shutters with a textured finish give you a more natural look to your windows. That’s awesome if you want to bring the beauty of nature inside, especially if you want to match the look of your hardwood furniture. A wood grain on your shutter louvers may also make dust more difficult to see, which means you can wait a little longer between regular cleanings. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in St. George.
For the most part, the larger the window, the more shutter panels you’ll want on it. The optimal design is to use one panel for windows up to 26 inches wide, two panels for windows up to 50 inches wide, and four for windows up to 98 inches wide.
Single wide panels are not as user-friendly as multiple panels. Oftentime, wider panels won’t fit flush against the wall because of their size. Multiple smaller panels resolve that.
For any windows that you’ll open or shut regularly, you’ll be better suited with multi-panel shutters, since they’re easier to open and have additional support from the shutter frame when you do open and close them.
With Sunburst Shutters St. George, any and all measurements for shutters will be done by one of our installers for free as part of your in-home consultation. Even if your window is in a difficult to reach place in your home or has a distinct shape, our shutter experts can get you an accurate measurement so that your shutters will line up just right with the windows.
During your complimentary shutter consultation, your Sunburst Shutters expert can help you pick from our extensive variety of St. George plantation shutters, such as choices for finish, stain colors, and custom framing options.
So set up your free consultation now by calling 435-485-9332 today.