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The Naples Shutter Difference

There are many custom plantation shutter manufacturers in the industry these days. Some companies make their own custom plantation shutters in their factory, while other companies order from a plantation shutter dealer. Some companies offer a warranty, while others may not, and while some may have shorter lead times than other companies, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting a better product. We’re here today to showcase why choosing a company that goes the extra mile is important. At Naples Shutter, we take extra steps in order to ensure that the best quality products are leaving our facility.

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Ultimate Guide to Window Treatments: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

When shopping for window treatments, not only are there a multitude of options to choose from, but there are also different styles, price points and product functions as well. Choosing the right window treatments for your home is more than just what looks pretty. After all, it’s a choice you’re going to have to live with for years, so choosing the wrong fit for your home may have some consequences, and not every window treatment is going to work for you. Let’s take a close look at some of the most popular options when it comes to window treatments and talk about the benefits and limitations of each.

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Product Spotlight: Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades

If you’re looking to get excellent UV protection while maintaining your beautiful view, there are a number of window treatments to consider. One of our favorites is the Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shade. Versatile and stylish, these designer screen shades offer light control, privacy and protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Designer screen shades offer sophisticated shade and come in a variety of different styles, colors and operation options. Let’s take a look at why Designer Screen Shades by Hunter Douglas might just be your perfect fit.

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Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Window Treatments

It’s that time of the year…the days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and you can feel it in the air that summer is right around the corner. As Spring graces us with its presence, many of us start feeling the need to dust ourselves off and get our homes sparkling again. As you think about your Spring cleaning checklist, don’t forget about this often overlooked item: your window treatments. We get used to seeing them every day, so it’s no wonder why we sometimes forget about them, as they seem to blend in with our home, but it’s important to make sure you’re doing them a favor by making sure they’re clean.

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What To Expect During Your Plantation Shutter Installation

Deciding to upgrade your current window treatments to custom plantation shutters is an exciting process. After you find the look that you want and take a tour of the facility that’s going to be manufacturing these new additions, the anticipation awaits.

So while you’re waiting for these beautiful, custom-made shutters to arrive to your home, what can you do to prepare for the installation? Here are a few tips from the experts.

Day Prior To Installation

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Help! My Plantation Shutters are Broken! Can they be Fixed?

Plantation shutters are an investment.  As the apex predator of window treatments, shutters add incredible value to your home and usually stick around for decades.  So, when a plantation shutter gets broken or damaged (don’t panic, it happens), what do you do?  Ignore it?  No.  Throw it out?  Of course not.  Duct tape?  Please, no, we are begging you. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Bahama Shutters

Drive around any neighborhood in Southwest Florida and you will notice that Bahama Shutters are surging in popularity.  These clever beauties have become popular not only because of their style, but also because of their sturdiness in areas with a high risk for strong winds or hurricane weather. Southwest Florida has seen an uprise in homeowners who opt for Bahama Shutters on some or all of their home's exterior windows.  Here's a helpful guide to better understand them.

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Building a Home? Pay Attention to Window Treatments

The other day I was talking to Bill Earls, a top real estate professional in Naples, and he said I should be extremely busy at Naples Shutter with all the new building going on.  I told Bill that we are busier but, with all the new building going on, builders are limiting the options for new clients and installing 2” faux wood blinds on the windows instead of plantation shutters.  Bill said if people would step back and upgrade to plantation shutters over blinds they would benefit from the beauty of the shutters every day and recoup the upgrade cost when they sell their home in the future.

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Top 5 Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors

“I just don’t know what to do with my sliding glass doors!”  Many clients visit our showroom at Naples Shutter with a clear idea of what they want on their windows – shutters, blinds, shades, draperies, etc. – but the comment we hear over and over again is, “What do I do with my sliding glass doors?”  That’s why we created this handy list of the most popular and functional ways to treat sliding glass doors.  While some people choose to leave them uncovered, most clients prefer to add some kind of window treatment to these large openings so they gain privacy, light control, and heat management.  Take a look…

1:  Sliding Plantation Shutters

Okay, okay, yes we are a plantation shutter factory so we may seem biased, but plantation shutters do make a wonderful addition to sliding glass doors in many cases.  Plantation shutters are not just limited to windows.  They are the perfect complement to doors of all kinds, including sliding glass doors.  If you have shutters on your windows, create a continuous look by extending them to your doors as well.  They offer tremendous architectural appeal, light control, heat control, and a clear view outside. 

  • Carry the look of shutters throughout your home

  • Control sunlight by opening/closing louvers or sliding shutter panels open/closed

  • Reduce heat from the sun’s glare

  • Panels slide open horizontally to give you easy access to the outdoors

  • Architectural appeal—visible both outside and inside

  • Shutters can be completely open, completely closed, or partially open/closed for custom light and privacy management

  • Add a bottom track for extra stability

  • Available in unlimited paint or stain colors to match your home’s trim color

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