Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Quick Tips on Choosing Timber Shutters Online

Want to change your window treatment to something more elegant and timeless? Installing timber shutters is an excellent idea. With timber shutters, you can control the light, redirect the breeze entering your home and even control your privacy. The best way to purchase timber shutters is to go online. All the options provided are usually the same as visiting a showroom and because you are measuring and installing, buying on-line is the most economical option.  When choosing timber shutters online, here are some tips to keep in mind:

Check the materials – What kind of wood was used for the shutter? Where did the wood come from? You don’t want to add to the growing problem of deforestation. The best online sellers source their wood from responsible and renewable plantations.

Know more about the seller – Doing a background check on the timber shutter seller can save you a lot of stress in the future. For instance, you can get a better idea of what kind of shutters and service you will receive when you deal with a company that has been around for a number of years. Check on how long the shutter seller has been operating. 

Determine services and products offered – One of the best things about timber shutters is that they can be used on any kind of window, no matter how oddly-shaped. The best online sellers are able to manufacture timber shutters based on your exact specifications. See to it that the seller can offer the right hardware in colour, style and functionality to meet your specific requirement.

See customer support provided – Since you will be ordering online, you will be responsible for measuring your own windows. Online sellers should help out their customers by providing information and support on how to do this correctly. Some even provide informative videos for you to follow. Check if optional installation services are offered, too.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Timber Shutters for your Home Windows

Timber shutters are an ideal addition to any style of house. They screen your interiors from sun, provide privacy and of course, wooden shutters look great, too. Installing them also improves the value of your home. The principal types of wooden shutters available are:

  • Phoenixwood –This environment-friendly solution comes from fast-growing trees known as Kiritree. Phoenixwood wooden shutters offer a contemporary feel, and is available in a wide variety of stain and paint finishes.

  • Customwood – If you want crisp and clean colours, this is the economical shutter for you. Manufactured with engineered wood with a coating of a hard wearing polymer, customwood is cost-effective and is resistant to scratches.

  • FSC teak – This type of timber shutter is resistant to damage and harder than most softwood options. FSC teak wooden shutters are created from plantation-grown sources.

  • Waterproof ABS – This shutter is perfect for wet areas or rooms where regular steam or weather exposure  would occur. They come in a range of colour and styles.

Contact a professional timber shutter installer to know your options. Woodworkers have tradesman installers who can advise you on the best options for your location and decor.

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Versatility of Aluminium Plantation Shutters

Modern Timber plantation shutters are intended for internal use. They are a replacement for blinds or curtains but are not robust enough to handle full external weather conditions. While it is not unusual to see householders attempting to use them externally, they rarely survive more than a couple of years. The ideal product for external use is powder coated aluminium shutters which have the strength and durability to handle full weathering.

An increasingly popular external window treatment option, aluminium plantation shutters can enhance a home with the timeless visual appeal of shutters built around the functional benefits of aluminium.

Aluminium shutters are low maintenance and can withstand even the harshest weather spells without peeling, warping, or fading.

They are highly resistant to damage from natural elements or human intervention. Aluminium shutters are a deterrent against trespassing and burglary while providing the traditional benefits of privacy and light control. These great qualities of aluminium shutters coupled with the huge range of colours, blade size and operating functions available make them a natural choice for outdoor applications.