Selecting the Best Window Shutters for Your Castle Rock Home
Window shutters have been in use nearly as long as fabricated human dwellings.
Whether used to cover the exterior of windows or to provide privacy and
insulation from within, shutters are a versatile and handsome addition
to any home. Today, interior shutters continue to grow in popularity,
thanks to their energy-saving and aesthetic properties. If you're
looking for window shutters for your home,
Value Blinds & Shutters carries a wide variety of Hunter Douglas shutters near Castle Rock.
Choosing Window Shutters
The right shutters will complement your home's existing décor
while adding comfort, privacy, and energy savings. Considering the look
you want for your home as well as the functional options you want for
your shutters can help you make the right choice.
- Interior shutters are available in either louvered or paneled designs.
Louvered shutters can be opened or closed to provide variable levels of
light and privacy, while paneled shutters consist of one solid panel with
fixed slats that swings open or closed. Plantation shutters are a type
of louvered shutter that uses a wider than standard louvre.
- Shutters are available in wood, wood composite, or vinyl, which can provide
a faux wood look if you desire. Wood shutters can be stained or painted,
while vinyl shutters are prefabricated in various colors.
Caring for Your Shutters
Whether your shutters are brand new or many years old, you can keep them
looking their best with proper cleaning. Most shutters need only spot
cleaning from time to time, supplemented by regular dusting. If you'd
like to learn more about
shutter installation or shutter care near Castle Rock, CO, contact Value Blinds & Shutters
today by calling (303) 663-8120.
- Avoid using abrasive cleaners on your shutters, regardless of the material
from which they are made. Harsh cleaners can damage your shutters, causing
discoloration, cracks, or other cosmetic issues.
- The best supplies for cleaning faux wood or vinyl shutters include a solution
of warm water and dish soap and soft microfiber towels. Rinse away any
soap with a second cloth dipped in clean water; if your home has hard
water, use bottled or distilled water to avoid leaving water marks on
your shutters when you are finished.
- If you have real wood shutters, don't use water to clean them. Instead,
use an appropriate wood polish solution and a dry cloth for dusting and
cleaning. For stubborn stains, a soft cleaning toothbrush can be used
to scrub away dirt.
- Dust your shutters once a week using your vacuum cleaner with a soft brush
attachment. Tilt the slats up and run the hose over them to remove dust,
then tilt them down and repeat.