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Instantly Improve Your Curb Appeal with New Exterior Shutters

October 17, 2014

78778418New exterior shutters can make a huge difference in beautifying your home’s façade.  They were once only a functional part of homes used to protect the windows from rain and wind. Nowadays they serve a more decorative purpose. The best exterior shutters are made from wood. Wooden exterior shutters are durable, attractive, and insect resistant. They represent tradition and authenticity.  Exterior shutters can come in almost any color, shape or style. If historical accuracy is important to you then wood shutters are your only option. Call or come by Southern Shutters & Blinds for an exterior shutters consultation. Southern Shutters & Blinds exterior shutters are made from the highest quality western red cedar and can be custom painted or stained to achieve any color effect. Southern Shutters and Blinds is conveniently located in Georgetown and Manor, TX with satisfied customers throughout Austin, San Antonio, Georgetown, Round Rock, Manor and Liberty Hill.

Exterior Shutter Choices

For the best visual effect, you should try to maintain color contrast between your house and your exterior shutters. For a bolder look, black shutters on a light or neutral colored house works great. You could also take the base color of your house and use a darker shade of that color for the shutters. Exterior shutter styles include:

  • Fixed Louver (slatted) – Louvered, or slatted shutters, enhance traditional-style homes. Louvered Window Shutters offer tasteful signature styling and a timeless accent. They can bring a graceful and enduring beauty to the exterior of your home.
  • Board and Batten- Board and batten shutters look best on cottage, French country and rustic style houses. They’re rumored to be the first style of shutter invented. The vertical components are the boards and the horizontal components are the battens. This classic style is perfect for ranch style homes or homes that reflect historical significance and simplicity.
  • Raised Panel- These shutters complement most traditional home styles as well. They add to a traditional colonial look. They’re an ideal enhancement to federal manor homes, traditional colonial homes and quaint craft cottages.
  • Bahama- Bermuda or Bahama style shutters are perfect for achieving a tropical or island effect. These tropically-inspired shutters are hinged on the top. They consist of one louvered panel held out at an angle from the bottom.

Exterior Shutters in Austin, TX

Southern Shutters and Blinds has the only start-to-finish shutter manufacturing facility in central Texas. If quality exterior shutters and good customer service are important to you, call or come by Southern Shutters & Blinds for a free consultation today. Southern Shutters and Blinds proudly serve customers throughout Georgetown, Manor, Austin, San Antonio, Georgetown, Round Rock, Manor and Liberty Hill, TX.

What Do You Do Next?

September 17, 2014

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When you contact our office and set up a complimentary in-home consultation, one of our experienced salesmen will come to your home, take measurements, speak with you about what you want as well as discuss your options, and give you a quote for the work you want done. You may be thinking, “Where do we go from here?” Though the answer may seem simple enough, many people do not know what the next phase of the process is, and we want our customers to be as knowledgeable as possible when dealing with their redesigns.

When it comes to custom interior plantation shutter orders, we make all of our plantation shutters locally in Manor, Texas. Though production can take five weeks, the average production time is between six to eight weeks. We will also ask you for your paint information, but if you do not have it, we will be able to match it, no charge! We will send you a paint sample in the mail, and if it is approved, all we need is a stamped and addressed card with your signature. If you are wanting a stain instead of a pain, we will send you three stain samples, as stains are harder to match than paints.

The next step is having our installation coordinator call you to set up an installation date, which is usually seven to ten days prior to the actual installation. You will have a half hour to an hour window as to when the installer will arrive, and they will also be able to let you know how long the installation will take. All you need to do is remove any preexisting window treatments and move some furniture. Our installers will be able to help you with this should you need it, as we want a smooth and efficient installation process! If you would like to set up an appointment, contact our office today!

If you have any questions and would like an answer, please come to Southern Shutters & Blinds to speak with one of our team members. We have locations in Georgetown and Manor, and we are happy to help customers from San Antonio, Georgetown, Austin, Round Rock, Manor, Liberty Hill, and beyond.

Take Advantage of Our Free In-Home Consultation!

August 22, 2014

469630077When you are trying to decipher how you want to remodel your home, there is no doubt you will have many questions and concerns as to how certain things will look. When it comes to your window treatment, you may be wanting to make a bold statement or a subtle one, and you may need help figuring out exactly what will go with the aesthetic of your home. Thankfully, the people at Southern Shutters are able to offer a free in-home consultation in order to ease your mind and guide you through your new look.

When you are looking to rejuvenate your window treatments, we have a wide variety to choose from. Our comprehensive menu of shutters, blinds, and shades will be able to achieve the perfect look for your home, all the while being efficient and productive. Our shutters are fully customizable to match the colors of stains, have endless paint options, and will install them quickly and professionally. We also have hardware to match! We also offer Hunter Douglas window blinds, which have been producing quality products for over 60 years.

Our Madico window films are known for being energy efficient, safe, and adding to the appearance of your home. If you are curious as to how certain treatments look, we have our showcase to give you a better idea. If you would like to take advantage of our free in-home consultation, contact us today!

If you have any questions and would like an answer, please come to Southern Shutters & Blinds to speak with one of our team members. We have locations in Georgetown and Manor, and we are happy to help customers from San Antonio, Georgetown, Austin, Round Rock, Manor, Liberty Hill, and beyond.

Check Out Our Variety of Blinds!

July 21, 2014

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There are very few things as relentless as the summer heat. The heat the people in the south experience can be crippling, and many people try to find a respite from the sun’s rays in any way they can. When you are inside of your home, the effects of the summer can still be felt, and it is important to keep your home as cool as possible. Southern Shutters pride themselves in being able to provide their customers with the best products possible. If you are interested in supplying your home with new blinds, we are able to make sure you find the right ones for your home!

One type of blind we offer is Cadence Soft Vertical Blinds. This blind has a curved profile and, with Motif fabric, gives a draped fabric look. These blinds will look elegant in your home, and reduces the light gaps you may have experienced in the past. We also offer Chalet Woods Wood Blinds, which are available in 2” and 2 1/2” slat sizes. These blinds also come in different colors, allowing them to be customizable for your home and personal aesthetic. Controlled by the EPIC operating system, Chalet Woods Wood Blinds are smooth and efficient.

Southern Shutters has Country Woods Exposé Wood Cornices, which come in six different profile styles, making them look amazing over any Hunter Douglas window fashion. They are also available in Country Woods Wood blind colors and in unfinished cornices, making them perfectly customizable to match your home. Our Country Woods Wood Blinds are excellent in protecting against fading, moisture, chemicals, and surface scratches. This type of blind come in a variety of slat sized, colors, keystones, and much more!

Crosswinds Wood Vertical Blinds are one hundred percent basswood, and are made with finger-jointed construction as well as multiple-step gran finishing. It is guaranteed these blinds will stay in perfect alignment, sure to keep your home cool and comfortable!

If you have any questions and would like an answer, please come to Southern Shutters & Blinds to speak with one of our team members. We have locations in Georgetown and Manor, and we are happy to help customers from San Antonio, Georgetown, Austin, Round Rock, Manor, Liberty Hill, and beyond.

Prepare Your Windows for Safety This Summer

June 17, 2014

shutterstock_134872523With summer knocking on your front door, many people are ecstatic to be able to finally lay back, relax, and enjoy the summer sun. Some people are buying the right food to make for the perfect outdoor barbeque, while others may be busy picking out the perfect spot on the beach. What everyone wants to make sure of, however, is that we all have a safe and fun summer. Many people may not know this, but safety involves many things, including your windows. Here at Southern Shutters, we want to make sure you are able to enjoy your summer safely, so we have a few window safety tips for you to make that possible!

One of the most important things in window safety is making sure that nothing is blocking or preventing window from opening. This way, during an emergency, you will be able to exit your home quickly and efficiently. Another important tip is to make sure that no furniture, or anything that a child can climb, is near a window. Then, you are not only able to protect yourself, but your entire family, even the littlest of members!

Do not fully rely on insect screens to prevent your little one from falling through the window. Insect screens are used for ventilation, not child protection. Making sure your windows are not painted or nailed shut during spring repairs is another really important safety tip. Though it may not seem like a lot, these few, yet important, tips will ensure your family’s safety and fun this summer season!

If you have any questions and would like an answer, please come to Southern Shutters & Blinds to speak with one of our team members. We have locations in Georgetown and Manor, and we are happy to help customers from San Antonio, Georgetown, Austin, Round Rock, Manor, Liberty Hill, and beyond.

Make Your Windows More Energy Efficient

May 16, 2014

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Now that spring is here and the weather is warming up, it may be time to put your air conditioners back on and jump into the pool to cool down. When you’re inside, though, it is important to make sure that your home stays as cool as possible, as to not waste any valuable air or any of your valuable money. Making sure your home is energy efficient is important, and we want to give you a few tips in order to make that happen.

One thing you can do to make your home more energy efficient is to clean the glass on your windows, as well as the window’s surroundings. One way to do this that is also friendly to the earth is to use one part vinegar and four parts water, and clean your windows with a sponge.  Another way to be more energy efficient is to caulk all the gaps and cracks your window may have. This is an excellent way to make sure that the cool air stays in, and the warm air stays out.

Investing in heavy curtains is another excellent way to make your home more energy efficient when it comes to your windows. To keep it green and relatively low cost, you can find some second-hand curtains, and remember to make sure the fall a good length below the window, preferably down to the floor. Make sure you draw the curtains whenever you are not in the room, as this is an excellent way to make sure that the cool air stays in and warm air stays out.

Making sure your home and windows are energy efficient is a wonderful way to save yourself a lot of money and hassle during these warmer months! We hope these tips have helped, and that you are able to execute them in a way that changes your home for the better!

If you have any questions and would like an answer, please come to Southern Shutters & Blinds to speak with one of our team members. We have locations in Georgetown and Manor, and we are happy to help customers from San Antonio, Georgetown, Austin, Round Rock, Manor, Liberty Hill, and beyond.

Make Your Windows Look Great!

February 25, 2014

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At Southern Shutters & Blinds, our goal is to help customers from Austin and beyond end up with window treatments that perfectly match the results they have in mind. How can we do that? Having our manufacturing facility helps. So does a commitment to great customer service.

But as important as both of these are, ending up with a window treatment that looks modern and beautiful relies on you having a plan. When you think about what you want your windows to look like, you might want to keep some of these tips from HGTV in mind.

Simplify

First, avoid using heavy window coverings in your final look. Instead, opt for the kind of simple, elegant shades you’ll find for sale at our Manor and Georgetown locations.

Keep it light

When thinking about how to decorate your windows, it’s a good idea to choose colors that are subtle but also contemporary. It’s also good to consider the way your shades will filter light. Hunter Douglas shades, which we offer at both of our locations, are excellent for achieving a beautiful, well-lit look.

Don’t forget about texture

In relation to the first tip, you don’t want your windows to look busy, but it can help if you create a look that has some texture. Rattan, bamboo, and other fibrous materials are currently popular choices.

Do you have a plan in mind for your windows? Then we hope you’ll come to Southern Shutters & Blinds to speak with one of our team members. We have locations in Georgetown and Manor, and we’re happy to help customers from San Antonio, Georgetown, Austin, Round Rock, Liberty Hill, and beyond.

See What Our Work Looks Like

December 27, 2013

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Are you considering a change to your windows? Then we hope you’ll turn to Southern Shutters & Blinds for help. Since 1993, we’ve been helping customers from Austin, Texas, and beyond achieve the elegant results they’ve been dreaming of. We manufacture our own blinds and shutters locally, and we’re also a major Hunter Douglas dealer. Because of this, we can guarantee results that will perfectly complement your home’s appearance.

If you’re still not sure about choosing us for your window treatment needs, visit our showcase and gallery to see some of the work we’ve done. On our gallery page, you’ll find examples of shutters of all kinds, and you can see the work we did for an episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition. You can also read some testimonials from real customers here.

If you want to see more of what we can do, why not visit one of our physical locations. We have a store in Georgetown and a store in Manor. With these locations we can easily serve customers from Austin, Giddings, San Antonio, and the Hill Country. You can also call us if you have any questions. We’re happy to talk to you about how we can help you improve the interior or exterior of your home.

Save Money on Heating with Llumar Window Film

November 26, 2013

ThermostatAs December approaches, temperatures are starting to drop all across Texas.  That means it’s time to turn on the heat.

Running the heat comes with a price, though—literally. You need it to stay warm, but surely there’s something you can do to keep your bills down.

The answer is yes, there’s plenty you can do. Something as simple as turning off the lights when you’re not using them can help you save on energy bills. So can lowering the blinds and curtains over your windows, and reversing the direction of ceiling fans to push heat down, away from the ceiling.

But if you’ve tried a range of other great tips like these, there’s still something else to consider: Llumar window film. Using Llumar’s special window film can help you save anywhere from 5 to 15% on your energy costs every year. That goes for the hottest months of the summer just as easily as it does for the coldest months of winter.

Llumar is one of the many products we offer at our Georgetown and Manor locations. Using it can help you save money on what you spend on heating and cooling every year.

Do you want to talk to someone about Llumar window film and how it can help you? Our two locations serve customers from Round Rock, Leander, Cedar Park, Marble Falls, and surrounding communities near Austin and San Antonio.

Convenient In-Home Consultation for Austin, San Antonio and Georgetown

October 25, 2013

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You want your home to look its absolute best—inside and out. That’s why you’ve chosen Southern Shutters and Blinds for your interior and exterior window treatments.

But do you know what exactly will work with your windows? You know you need something that matches your exterior or compliments the style of your house, but you’ve been having trouble reaching a firm conclusion.

Not to worry, because our talented, experienced team is ready to help you. With a special in-home consultation, we can bring our expertise to you, instead of the other way around. We can look at what you have to work with, and we can offer advice based on what we find. What’s more, with an in-home consultation, you’ll feel more comfortable about asking questions. It’s a no-pressure solution to coming to see us at our Georgetown or Manor locations.

Do you want to talk to someone you know can answer your questions and make a good recommendation about blinds or shutters? Turn to the professionals at Southern Shutters and Blinds. We’ve been serving the Austin, San Antonio, and Georgetown areas since 1993.

Call us or visit one of our stores today for more information.

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