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Cleaning & Maintaining Your Window Treatments: Our Top Tips

You decided that new window treatments were on your to-do list this year. You called a reputable window treatment company, scheduled your measurements and placed your order for a custom product. The friendly, knowledgeable installer arrived and just like that, you're now the proud owner of shiny, brand new window treatments! So, now what?! Your window treatments are a big part of your home and there is certain maintenance that goes along with keeping them in tip-top shape for years to come. Depending on what type of product you choose for your home, cleaning and maintenance practices will vary.

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Local Window Treatment Companies vs. Big Box Stores: Which Should You Choose?

Nowadays, it's simple to get all your home improvement needs handled in one location. Big box stores, like Home Depot and Lowe's carry virtually any product, appliance and tool available and are conveniently located throughout your city. Although it may sound easy to get your window treatment needs handled by the big guys, you may wonder just what type of experience their pros have and what the quality will be of the final product. When it comes to your window treatments, quality, experience and value matter, and you typically won't be able to find that at a big chain store. As more and more Southwest Florida homeowners are seeking to redesign their homes, they're seeing just how big a role window treatments play in a home's design.

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Top Unusual Occurrences During Hurricane Season 2020...So Far

If all that's happened in 2020 was going to be any indication of how hurricane season was going to go, it's no surprise that this season has gotten off to a very strange start. During hurricane season, which runs from June 1st through November 30th, anything can happen, and each season is typically different from the last. That's why it's difficult to accurately predict the season too far in advance and many updates are given throughout the season to keep those affected informed. This year has shown us some unusual happenings when it comes to storms, landfall and weather patterns, which have gotten many meteorologists talking...2020 is quite the year indeed!

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Protecting Your Lanai During Hurricane Season

The time has come. Hurricane Season 2020 has now arrived, and that means hurricane preparation should be a top priority from now until the end of November when the season officially ends (although we always recommend to stay prepared all year long!). You may have been keeping up with our hurricane preparedness blogs, which feature some helpful tips and information about how to properly prepare for inclement weather. There are a lot of things to keep in mind during this time of the year, but one thing may be at the top of your list...your hurricane protection. You may know by now that we believe not all hurricane protection is created equally, and some forms just provide better protection than others. One of the main areas that tends to suffer during severe weather is the lanai, and many homeowners are desperately seeking a product that can protect this area of the home.

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What is the Best Type of Plantation Shutter for My Home?

You may be sold on the idea of plantation shutters for your home. The elegance, functionality and sheer brilliance they add to a room is unmatched, but what type will work for you? There are a variety of options when it comes to plantation shutters, and not all options will work in all areas of the home. When it comes to outfitting your home with a product that will not only add beauty to the space, but increase the value of your home as well, it's important to make the right choice, based on the location of your windows.

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Hurricane Preparedness Tips: Make Your Hurricane Plan

Hurricane Season 2020 is right on our heels, and as more and more predictions and reports are released, we may be in for quite an active season. This means that you need to start getting ready for any disaster that heads our way, and we mean now. No more waiting until the official start of the season, which is June 1st. No more waiting until a storm is approaching. When it comes to hurricane preparedness, the earlier the better. We've already discussed getting your hurricane protection early, so let's move on to another important piece of the puzzle...your hurricane plan.

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The Worst Hurricane Protection Options for Your Home

Hurricane Season 2020 is quickly approaching, which means it's definitely time to start thinking about getting your home outfitted with proper hurricane protection. June 1st marks the beginning of the season, which is just mere weeks away...meaning that you have just mere weeks to get a plan together on how you're going to protect your home. At Naples Shutter, we always recommend getting started early when it comes to preparing for hurricane season, because the last thing you want, when a storm is on the way, is to not be protected properly. Although there are a lot of options out there when it comes to hurricane protection, not all products are effective...or safe. If you want to maintain the safety of your family and the integrity of your home, there are some options to avoid at all costs.

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Pros & Cons of Bahama Shutters

When it comes to your Southwest Florida home, you may be looking for ways to boost curb appeal and increase the value of your property. Although you've done your fair share of upgrades inside the house, what about the exterior of the home? If you're looking for ways to amp up the look of your property, you may want to consider exterior shutters. A popular choice for many Southwest Florida homeowners are Bahama shutters, due to their unique look, beachy feel and customization options. So, will Bahama shutters work for your home?

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An Early Prediction of Hurricane Season 2020

This year may have gotten off to a strange start. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that it has brought with it, you may have more things on your mind right now than usual. But, as we all try to navigate through this difficult time, Hurricane Season 2020 is lurking in the background. And true to this year's theme of being a little more stressful than most, Hurricane Season 2020 predictions are no different. Experts are predicting above average storm activity this year, which means it's time to start getting prepared. With all the things that are going on right now, the last thing you may want to even think about is a hurricane, but that's not going to stop Hurricane Season from arriving soon. That's why it's best to be protected and be prepared.

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Should I Choose Plantation Shutters or Blinds for My Windows?

When you're on the hunt for the best window treatments for your home, you may be pulled in several different directions. Two of the main window treatments that are popular with most Southwest Florida homeowners are plantation shutters and blinds. So, which one is right for your home? Whether you want the crisp appeal of custom plantation shutters or the perfect shade that speaks to you, there's a window treatment product out there for everyone. If you're trying to decide between the two, let us help! Should you choose plantation shutters or blinds for your windows?

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