Vinyl Shutters: A Stylish Alternative to Real Wood
Vinyl Shutters provide a stylish, budget friendly alternative to hardwood.
“On their own, windows are really just holes in the walls,” says Leslie Plummer Clagett, This Old House. And choosing the perfect window treatments to cover that hole can be a daunting task. With so many options, many homeowners shy away from even beginning the process. As they say, starting is often the hardest part of any project.
“Window treatments often turn into a design challenge or major investment, but let’s face it: If you neglect your windows in favor of a different design focus, you’ll be left with a bare view,” says Caren Baginski, HGTV. But that’s why we’re here. So, this week we are going to shine the spotlight on one of our favorite window treatments – Vinyl Shutters.
“More versatile than shades and curtains, shutters allow you to filter light at exactly the level you want while offering privacy, insulation, and air circulation,” says interior design blogger Janet Hall. Vinyl Shutters provide a stylish, budget friendly alternative to hardwood.
10 Reasons Why We Love Vinyl Shutters
“As an interior design choice, you can’t go wrong by selecting wood [or vinyl] shutters” say interior designer Celeste Stewart. “They fit in with just about any décor and offer a clean, cohesive look throughout the home.”
These window treatments first gained popularity in the late 18th, early 19th century in the American South, particularly on large plantation homes, but quickly garnered attention from homeowners across the country. Today, interior shutters can be found almost anywhere, from southern estates to urban apartments.
1. Low Maintenance
Over time, even the best window treatments accumulate dirt, dust, and grime. Our Vinyl Shutters are easy to clean and maintain, which makes them a popular choice for nurseries, kids rooms, playrooms and high-traffic areas. Crayons and ink will not penetrate the surfaces of Vinyl Shutters. Ours are also UV Protected so they won’t yellow, fade, chip, warp, or peel.
2. Energy Efficient
The U.S. Department of Energy claims that windows account for 25-40% of our annual heating and cooling costs. The right window treatments make a difference. Our hollow design provides additional insulation. Pockets of air are contained within the louvers and frame parts, which reduces solar heat gain in the summer and provide excellent insulation in the winter.
3. Child Safe
All Shutters are cordless by design and our have been designated as “Best for Kinds” products, certified through a third-party certification. Shutters, especially Vinyl Shutters given their durability, are a great choice for homes with young children and pets.
4. Privacy and Light Control
“Light is critical for our health and well-being,” says Dr. Victoria Revell, a chronobiologist at the University of Surrey. “Ensuring that we receive adequate light levels at the appropriate time of day benefits our alertness, mood, productivity, sleep patterns, and many aspects of our physiology.” However, there are times when the need for light control and privacy are paramount. So, functionality is important. “Shutters are a lovely solution,” says architectural photographer David Churchill. “They admit light but can be closed tightly.”
The non-porous surface found in our Vinyl Shutters is the perfect choice for bathrooms, kitchens, and high-humidity areas. They will not rust, crack, mildew, warp and meet GREENGUARD® standards for microbial resistance.
6. Fire Retardant
Next Day Blinds’ Vinyl Shutters are self-extinguishing and fire retardant. They meet the NFPA701 National Fire Code Standards.
7. Ultrasatin Finish
Our unique satin finish eliminates the sheen often associated with vinyl, providing the superior appearance of painted wood instead. And, like we mentioned in #1, it’s very low maintenance and never needs to be painted or refinished.
8. Light Weight
The hollow nature of the vinyl that makes up the shutters, make it much lighter weight than it’s hardwood counterpart. The lighter weight makes for easier day-to-day use and less stress on hinges and components.
9. Budget Friendly
While still offering the same polished aesthetic as Hardwood Shutters, Vinyl Shutters are a budget friendly alternative.
10. Quality for Life™
To ensure our customers’ complete satisfaction, every product we manufacture is covered by a Lifetime Product Warranty.