So you're interested in custom interior shutters. You probably have a lot of questions, right? There's much to know before deciding on what kind of shutters you want and who you want to buy them from. Well, we're here to help. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions that we get from clients, interested in what Naples Shutter has to offer:
1. What are the shutters made out of?
Most commonly, custom interior shutters are made out of either wood or poly. There are advantages and limitations to both; however, wood is typically the more popular option. Wood shutters can be custom painted to match your already existing woodwork, and have a maximum width of 37 inches per panel. There are also options for different shapes, such as ovals or trapezoids, when choosing wood for your shutters.
Poly shutters are made from a composite material and come in either white or off-white. The maximum width per panel for poly is 27 inches. The reason for the narrower width requirement is that poly is heavier than wood and would be prone to sagging at wider widths.
2. What options can I choose from?
Midrails are offered for both types, with poly requiring a midrail once it reaches 78 inches in height, and wood needing a midrail at 100 inches. A midrail lets you tilt the louvers at the top of the shutter open and closed separately from the bottom. It's a great option for people who want privacy but still want to let light in.
Louver size is also an important choice, with sizes including 2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2" and now 5 1/2". Many of our customers choose larger louvers to give their home a more open feel, giving them a better view and allowing more light into the space. It is, however, a personal choice so there's no wrong choice.
Hidden tilt is when we build the tilt rod on the back of the shutter and tucked along one side. The tilt rod is the vertical "stick" that lets you open and close the louvers. Traditional shutters have the tilt rod on the front center of the panel. There is an upcharge for hidden tilt, and it gives your shutters a cleaner, more modern feel, but again it's a personal choice.
3. Where are the shutters made?
Your custom interior shutters are made locally here in Naples. We operate a 20,000 sq. ft. factory and have been manufacturing plantation shutters for over 30 years. Top-quality lumber and state-of-the-art equipment are used to create premium shutters. Naples Shutter is a family owned business, where quality is our top priority.
4. Do you have a showroom?
Yes! Seeing all of your options firsthand is definitely important. Something may look totally different in a picture than it does in your home. That's why we encourage interested clients to take a tour of our showroom and our factory. For those who can't make it, we also offer a turnkey service, where our talented sales staff can come to you directly and provide you with a no obligation proposal.
5. How long does it take?
Always a popular question, our normal turnaround time for poly shutters is about 4 weeks and wood is about 4-5 weeks. During the holiday season, turnaround times may vary.
6. What warranties are available?
We're proud of our work here at Naples Shutter, but we also understand that things happen. Your custom interior shutters have a lifetime warranty for repairs that need to be made to any manufacturing defects, such as warping or separating. There is no charge for those repairs for the first year. After the first year of installation, there is a service call fee of $75 plus material costs.
We hope this helps to answer some of your questions. Custom interior shutters are a big addition to your home. It's important to choose wisely and go with a company that you can trust. At Naples Shutter, we stand by our products and our service. We're pleased to have serviced more than 30,000 customers throughout our time here in Naples. We invite you to take a look at what we can offer to your home.