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St. George's Frequently Asked Questions About Shutters

For more than 34 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.

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That depends on how you desire the shutters to interact with your home’s décor. Do you want a shutter that contrasts your wall paint color and has clean lines? Polywood® plantation shutters are perfect for you. Or are you looking to match the wood in your home as closely as possible? Ovation® wood shutters are a better fit for you.
Plantation shutters are known for being energy efficient. And to get the most energy savings, our Polywood Shutter Insulation System is the only choice.

For the budget-conscious, blinds can be temporary window treatments to cover your windows. Store-bought blinds tend to deteriorate over time, with its strings giving way and the loops that hold the slats in place falling apart. And they might be troublesome to clean. Even if you're budget-conscious, Sunburst Shutters blinds have the durability and craftsmanship lacking in off-the-rack, store-bought, or online blinds.

Shades offer a variety of colors, materials, 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?

Cafe Shutters Cafe Style Shutters With Divider

What it comes down to is style choice – whether you like the look of a half shutter or that of a plantation shutter with a divider rail.
A full length shutter with a divider rail “completes” your window, giving it a well-rounded look – and giving you the option to close the bottom louvers for privacy while leaving the top louvers open for light. At night, you can close the top louvers as well for privacy and security. This also comes in handy during the day when the sun is preventing you from watching TV. And don’t worry about sacrificing any of your view. A 3.5" or 4.5" louver will almost disappear when opened flat and gives you more than enough space to look through.

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.

We absolutely do! We’d be delighted to show you our showroom so you can see our entire collection of shutters and window treatments. We’re located at 205 W. St. George Blvd. East Suite, so you’re welcome to stop in anytime during our regular business hours to talk about what you need.
We offer a start to finish in-home shopping experience. We’ll send shutter expert to your home to take precise measurements of your windows, walk you through your options, and provide a quote. The shutter consultation is totally free. That’s the easiest way to start your shutter project. If you only want a simple estimate, you can submit the measurements of your windows either by phone or through our contact form.
The answer will depend on your own taste. If you want to keep your existing trim, we can build custom shutters to complement your current trim. If you prefer our shutter frames, then you can remove the trim—but it’s not a requirement. If you’re trying to go trimless or replace your trim, we’ll help you find the right option to fit the vision you have in mind for your windows.

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.

Far and away our most popular shutter options are our classic white Polywood® plantation shutters, and Ovation® hardwood shutters.

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.

Smooth shutter finishTextured shutter finish

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.

Sunburst can assist you in picking the perfect shutter for your home, despite how thin your frame. We will utilize an outside mount installation that connects to the trim or wall outside the window pane . Your shutters will still have identical functionality and energy efficiency, and will tie in seamlessly into your design scheme.
If the louver is disconnected and hanging from the frame, you probably have a busted louver pin. To mend this you should take out the pin from both the louver and the stile with a set of needle-nose pliers or a utility knife. Once the damaged pin is taken out, stick the new pin base into the same hole in the shutter stile, then guide the louver onto the pin. To get replacement louver pins for free, just call us at 435-485-9332.
Pricing on plantation shutters depends on the chosen product line and window measurements. While we can present you an estimate over the phone, complete prices are computed after our no cost in-person consultation. Call 435-485-9332 to ask for an appointment today.
Locate and pull out the broken staple away from the louver with a pair of needle-nose pliers. Then apply some adhesive (like wood glue or epoxy) to coat the legs of a new staple. weave the staple through the loop on the louver and guide its legs into the existing staple holes on the tilt rod. For new shutter staples, call us at 435-485-9332.
Polywood shutters are some of the safest window treatments in St. George.  The cord-free, durable construction is great for pets and kids.  The non-toxic and hypoallergenic paint and materials will never chip or peel.  And because Polywood is moisture and pest resistant, you’ll never have to worry about bugs, mold, or wood rot.