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Our Wood Shutters come in a painted or stained finish using 100% basswood that's made with traditional craftsmanship. Each Window Design Group shutter is hand sanded and then painted using our proprietary Kiln Dried finish technology to get a high quality and durable finish.

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Overview

There's a certain exotic charm to our wood shutters. A remembrance of sunny days spent sipping ice tea while the ceiling fan cools you. Wood shutters have glamour in spades, and they're as comfortable in a contemporary home as they are in a traditional setting. And best of all, they provide excellent insulation and light control. Ask your Design Consultant how custom shutters can be crafted to fit any windows, including curved styles. Now that's curve appeal!

Description

The Window Design Group Wood Shutters bring classic good looks and natural beauty to every décor. Hand made from solid basswood, a furniture-grade hardwood that outlasts most wood shutters, The Window Design Group Wood Shutters are built for durability and are available in a variety of colors.

Benefits of The Window Design Group Wood Shutters:

  • Wood Shutters with mortise and tenon joints for superior durability.
  • All parts are solid wood, kiln-dried and water-sealed for moisture control.
  • Made from furniture grade basswood lumber – for durability and the ultimate appearance.
  • Exclusive louver tension control pins hold louvers in place at any position.
  • Available in a range of louver sizes to fit your needs-1 7/8, 2.5", 3.5" and 4.5".
  • Comes standard in several paint colors and over 50 wood stains.
  • Can also be custom painted or stained to match your woodwork.

Why Shutters Work In Your Home.

The Window Design Group Wood Shutters blend with every design style from traditional to contemporary. They instantly transform the style of your home and complement any décor.

Shutters Add Visual Interest and Value.

Thinking of refinancing or selling? Add value to your home. Appraisers may increase your estimated home value when you add Custom Wood Shutters to your home.

Motorize your Custom Shutters.

The Window Design Group are one of the only companies to offer full tilt motorization for all your shutter needs. Sky windows? No problem. Hard to reach bathroom areas? No problem.

Shutters Built to Last.

The Window Design Group Shutters can withstand dramatic temperatures over 140 degrees, humidity, light and normal use over long periods of time. Our Shutters have a 25 Year guarantee against defects. The material, finish and manufacturing methods ensure they will look as perfect in 10 years as they do on the day you purchased them.

Shutters Last A Lifetime.

The Window Design Group Shutters are worry free. They are easy to clean—just dust them like furniture with a damp cloth. They'll look beautiful in your home day after day.

Shutters Are Energy Efficient.

Built with energy conservation in mind, The Window Design Group Shutters are proven to be up to 800% more energy efficient than aluminum mini-blinds. They feature our optional Astragal flap on each stile (vertical sections) to help block out more temperature and light than any other shutter, and a finish that is coated for ultimate protection against the elements.

Warranty

Lifetime Warranty on Installation and Manufacturing and 20 years on all finishes.

Installation

Proper shutter installation is almost as important as the shutter itself—an improperly installed shutter can bind and be tough to open. The Window Design Group only use the most professional installation crews who will come to your home and install your shutters precisely, making sure that every shutter operates the way it's designed to.

Before the installers arrive, remove all old window treatments and move any furniture blocking the windows away from the wall. This can also be done by your installation crew by making this arrangement with your decorator at time of order. This makes it easy for your installation team to get right to work on your shutters.

Your installer will attach the frame to the wall inside the window opening for an inside mount, or on the wall around the window opening for an outside mount. Once the frame is secured in place, your installer will hinge each shutter panel into the frame. The panels feature a built in " Exclusive hidden magnet system " that keeps them closed tight to the frame, but able to be opened with a slight pull.

If you have any questions about your shutter operation, don't hesitate to ask your installer, or you can always call us.

Why Basswood?

Despite the wide selection of shutter window treatment materials in the market today, choosing the perfect one for your home or office does not need to be difficult. With basswood’s traditional, warm, and natural appearance, it becomes extremely easy to decorate around, causing basswood to be the obvious choice for shutters or blinds. Other benefits of wood include these:

  • Extremely versatile
  • Minimal constraints on sizes - panel widths or heights
  • Complements any style and represents timeless beauty and elegance
  • Outlives most types of window treatments
  • Unaffected by extreme temperatures
  • Best at insulating because of its valuable thermal qualities
  • Does not warp and bend like plastic
  • Easier to maintain and in the event of a repair, wood is always available & very serviceable
  • Once assembled will maintain its look for years to come
  • Lighter then composite materials
  • Absorbs paint and stains much better then poplar woods

Consumer's Guide to Shutter Materials

In today's shutter world there has been an explosion of best shutter construction methods, points of origin and materials that did not exist 10 years ago. These methods and material all have their advantages and disadvantages. Here is some information for you to make sense of the shutter world and its terminology.

MDF (Medium Density Fiber)

MDF (Medium Density Fiber) shutters are also called "hybrid" and "composite" along with some other trade names. All these window coverings are made from MDF as the base material. MDF is basically sawdust mixed with glue and other chemicals and formed in the shape required. The coatings range from a vinyl wrap to a painted finish. Advantages are cost to manufacture and cost to the consumer. They look very much like more expensive wood shutters, but they are not. Disadvantages are their inherent inability to stand up to water, they have the habit of swelling and the finish peeling when exposed to too much moisture. They are unstable and can warp much easier. The material is brittle and can easily break under impact. The material will eventually sag under stress over a long period of time. They cannot be successfully stained. This material in may cases carries the poison known as FORMALDEHYDE This material from ASIA is rapidly becoming a major part of the window covering market due to its cost and appearance.

MDF (Medium Density Fiber)

PVC or (Poly Vinyl Chloride)

PVC or (Poly Vinyl Chloride), is an extruded hollow vinyl. The material is extruded PVC which is either a hollow extrusion or one which also has some reinforcing webbing on the interior. This has been around about 12 years. It can be identified by its appearance; it is not finished and the edges of the blades have caps to seal them. The connectors to the tilt rods are plastic "t" connectors which tend to break. Its advantages are its low cost. Disadvantages are the "plastic" appearance, a tendency to yellow when exposed the strong sunlight, some brittleness after exposure to UV, and a limited choice of colors. After aging, the material can be hard to clean. They cannot be stained. Please note that the fumes when it burns are very toxic and the material will out gas (release chemicals) for the life of the product.

PVC or (Poly Vinyl Chloride)

Foamed Synthetics.

Sold under various trade marks such as Thermalite, Poly Therm R, Duracore™ etc. Its advantages include its more reasonable purchase price than wood shutters, depending upon the seller. They are water resistant, fire resistant, non toxic and provide excellent insulation. Some designs ( Poly Therm R and Duracore™) come with a reinforcing aluminum center and thus have a much more rigid construction, which prevents sagging and bowing.. They are available in shapes and many colors. This material is most like wood in appearance. This is probably the best choice for a synthetic shutter. Disadvantages, they are heavier than wood and not as stiff so the design can be limited as to its capabilities, unless they have are aluminum-reinforced. They cannot be stained. Most companies will not build these taller than 80 to 96 inches.

Foamed Synthetics

Engineered Wood.

Sold by several companies under different trade names such as (PHD) (Finger jointed etc.) Finger jointed wood can be of one specie or several species glued together. Advantages, this material is very stiff for its weight making it ideal for tall or wide shutters. It can be used wherever solid lumber was used previously. The cost should be less since it is made from lower quality grades of material. It can be made with many shapes and colors. Disadvantages, it cannot be stained since the joint lines will show. If not very carefully manufactured the joint lines can in time show through the painted finishes. When dissimilar materials are used to manufacture it there is a possibility of uneven expansion and contraction that can lead to joint failure.

Engineered Wood

Basswood.

This is the most common of shutter materials. It has taken over as the material of choice from pine and poplar. Advantages include lightness, stability (the resistance to warping) and flexibility of design. They can be painted or stained, smooth or sandblasted in almost any design required. The high quality finish of this wood species makes it the #1 choice in custom shutters today.

Basswood

Laminated Shutters.

These window coverings are manufactured using thin slats of lumber that are glued together to form the shapes required. Known by several name brands "New Style" and "Phoenix Wood" are a few. The best shutters when properly made should be very stable and can look as good as solid wood shutters. The finishes can be wrapped, painted, or stained. The material can be used wherever solid wood shutters are acceptable. Due to the inexpensive materials used the prices can be lower. The disadvantages include the inability to stand up to high moisture and subsequent possible delamination of the material. This material is not recommended in high moisture environments or for the consumer looking for a long term investment in there home.

Laminated Shutters

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