5 Things to Know Before Purchasing Poly Shutters
Thinking of giving your home an upgrade but don’t want any major construction work done? Maybe you’re looking for alternative window treatments to blinds and curtains? Then you might want to consider adding shutters to your windows. Let’s dive into their benefits and what you need to know before purchasing shutters for your home.
Benefits of Shutters
Shutters are a functional addition to any space. They can make your home look elegant while letting you control the ventilation and amount of light that enters your space. Moreover, they are a great way to add privacy to your home. Professionally installed shutters not only enhance the look of your home, but they can also increase its value. While their relatively high upfront costs may make them an expensive option, they’re still more affordable compared to full renovations.
Shutters come in many styles and are made of different materials that make it easy to match them with most décor. One of the more popular shutter types aside from wood are poly shutters. They’re more cost-effective compared to wood, letting you save up to 30%.
Poly shutters are also moisture-resistant, making them ideal for moisture-prone areas in your home such as the kitchen or bathroom. They’re less prone to warping or expanding, letting them keep their form longer. Poly shutters can also help make home more energy efficient as they’re able to block sunlight and harmful UV rays.
Our poly shutters are made of high-quality solid core poly materials and offer an R value of approximately 6.0. R value refers to a material’s thermal resistance to conductive heat flow. The higher the R-rating, the better its insulating capacity. Our poly shutters are also painted with UV treatment to prevent them from yellowing and cracking, making them last longer.
To make them more durable, they’re produced with stainless steel staples and powder-coated hinges. We also use tension screws to ensure that our poly shutters work as good as new for a long time.
What to Consider Before Purchasing Poly Shutters
t can be challenging to find the right window treatment given the number of options to choose from. Before purchasing poly shutters for your home, there are five things you need to consider:
1. Shutter size
The size of your poly shutters will depend on the size of the area you want to cover. If you have sliding doors or tall windows, then you’d also want to consider the height of your shutters.
2. Louver size
The louver refers the slats in the shutter that open and close. These come in several sizes that range from 2 inches to 5 inches. The louver size you select for your poly shutters will largely depend on personal preference, but you’ll also have to consider the size of your windows.
Think about how your shutter slats will tilt. When it comes to tilt, you have two options: center tilt and hidden tilt. Center tilts are placed in the middle of the shutters and are considered by many as attractive, but the middle bar that holds the center tilt in place might obstruct your view. Hidden tilts are typically mounted on the side and, as their name implies, are hidden from view. They complement modern or contemporary styles and are ideal for homes with pets or children, given that they’re not that easy to grab or pull.
4. Ease of cleaning and maintenance
In general, shutters are easy to clean and maintain. The rule of thumb is that the larger the louvers, the easier they are to clean. Our poly shutters make maintenance a breeze as they only require dusting. To clean them, you only need to use mild soap and water.
Regardless of the shutter type or style you go for, make sure that you maintain it regularly and wash them at least once a month to keep them looking and functioning as good as new.
5. Installation area
Will you be placing your poly shutters in an area that’s constantly exposed to moisture or sunlight? You’ll also have to think about whether you’re placing your shutters outdoors or indoors.
Another important thing to know when considering adding poly shutters to your home is that shutter installation work is not a DIY project. Yes, it might be tempting to give it a go and try to save on costs, but if you want to have the best results, then it’s imperative that you seek the help of professionals.
Having your shutters professionally installed gives you a warranty, saves you time and gives you peace of mind. It also helps more if you set a budget and stick to it.
Ready to give your home a makeover? Contact us and find out how our window treatments can transform your home.