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The Advantages of Wood Blinds from Southern Shutters and Blinds

April 28, 2015

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If you’re looking to change the ambiance of any room in your home, then consider wood blinds. With a natural tone and smooth, rich texture, wood blinds bring sophistication with just the right amount of casual comfort. Southern Shutters & Blinds in Georgetown, TX, offers an affordable selection of wood blinds so you can enjoy all of the advantages that these attractive window coverings offer.

Wood Blinds for Beauty

Wood blinds bring warmth and texture to a room. Whether you choose a product from the Southern Shutters & Blinds private line of 2” or 2½” wood and faux-wood blinds or one of our Hunter Douglas products, you’ll enjoy the way these blinds transform a room. If you select natural wood blinds, then a stain can be applied to the blinds’ surface that will enhance the grain of the wood. And if you choose painted wood blinds, then you’ll have the strength, durability and thickness of wood with a color that complements the décor of your room.

Wood Blinds for Privacy

Another advantage of wood blinds is the degree of privacy they offer. To an extent, all blinds obscure the view into a room from the outside when the blinds are closed. But because they are made of a solid product and tend to be of thicker construction, wood blinds completely block the exterior view, so you and your family can enjoy the comfort and security of visual privacy.

Long-lasting Appeal

Wood blinds are designed to last with a minimum of care. Maintaining wood blinds is simple; they only require dusting and an occasional cleaning with a soft cloth and a light cleanser. Wood blinds will give you years of enjoyment.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you’d like to learn more about how wood blinds can transform a room in your home, then call Southern Shutters & Blinds today to schedule a FREE In-Home Personal Design Session. Southern Shutters and Blinds proudly serves customers throughout Georgetown and Manor, TX, Austin, San Antonio, Georgetown, Round Rock, Liberty Hill, and the surrounding communities.

Save Money with Solar Control Window Film from Southern Shutters

December 17, 2014

100789719Your home’s windows let in sunlight and offer beautiful views. However, the sunlight they invite in can also cause hot spots and severe fading of your furnishings. During storms or in the event of a break-in, they are also the most vulnerable points in your home. Solar control window film from Southern Shutters is designed to reject solar heat, reduce fading, and add a valuable layer of protection to your home.  Southern Shutters offers high quality Huber Optics solar control window film to protect your home and office windows. To see how solar control window film can save you money, schedule a free in-home consultation today. Southern Shutters and Blinds is conveniently located in Georgetown and Manor, TX, proudly serving clients throughout Austin, San Antonio, Georgetown, Round Rock, Liberty Hill, and nearby areas.

What Are the Benefits of Solar Control Window Film?

  • Lower energy costsSolar control window film reduces the heat loss through windows by improving glass insulating performance.
  • Block heat and glareSolar control window film helps to correct temperature imbalances, improving comfort and deflecting harsh, uncomfortable glare.
  • Reduce fadingSolar control window film filtesr out more than 99% of the harmful ultraviolet rays that cause fading in fabrics and furnishings.
  • Improve appearanceSolar control window film can add new style to your home for a fraction of the cost of other window treatments.
  • Enhance privacySolar control window film will let in light but provide privacy during daylight hours.

How Can Solar Control Window Film Save Me Money?

Energy efficiency can lower your monthly energy bill. Heat gained through windows makes up a significant portion of your summer utility bill. Solar control window film can reduce this heat gain by up to 79%.

Solar Control Window Film Appointments in Georgetown and Manor, TX

The Huber Optics window film offered by Southern Shutters was the first patented nano-ceramic window film with 3x more infrared rejection, 4x less reflection, 13 °C cooler temperature control, and 25x more durability than competing brands. For the convenience and quality you deserve, schedule a free in-home solar control window film consultation today. Southern Shutters and Blinds proudly serves customers throughout Georgetown and Manor, TX, Austin, San Antonio, Georgetown, Round Rock, Liberty Hill, and the surrounding communities.

Interior Design Advice: Choosing Between Blinds and Shades

November 17, 2014

166628956Changing your window treatment is a fast and efficient way to completely update the look and feel of a room. Shades and blinds are both simple and attractive ways to cover your windows. They also come in a variety of styles. But how do you know if shades or blinds will work best in your home? The helpful and experienced staff of Southern Shutters and Blinds can help you find the perfect window treatment solution. You can schedule a free in-home consultation today to get started. Southern Shutters and Blinds is conveniently located in Georgetown and Manor, TX with satisfied customers located throughout Austin, San Antonio, Georgetown, Round Rock, Manor and Liberty Hill.

Blinds

Blinds are hard window coverings, made of individual slats or vanes, which tumble down or across the blind.  The slats are controlled by a manual pull cord. They may be closed tightly for privacy, or adjusted to allow you to control the amount of light needed. Blinds can come in a variety of forms including wood, faux wood, woven wood, mini-blinds, and vertical blinds. They are usually made from wood, metal, a composite or woven grass, or bamboo. Most windows should be covered by horizontal blinds. Vertical blinds are best used to cover extremely large windows and patio doors. Blinds are best suited for rooms with strong architectural features like high ceilings, columns, and beams.

Shades

Shades are soft window coverings made from a continuous roll of material. They stack neatly at the top of the window. Shades are typically drawn up and down by cords or rolled up with a spring device. Unlike blinds, the fabric and feeling of a shade is flexible and flowing. Although shades can’t be adjusted for lighting, they do come in a range of opacity to accommodate light preferences. Popular varieties include Roman shades, roller shades, and cellular shades. Shades are best suited for layered and intimate spaces. If you prefer either a minimum or maximum amount of light, you can choose between sheer shades and blackout shades.

  • Cellular shades are most popular because they are made of tiny pockets that trap hot and cold air creating an energy efficient source for your home.
  • Roller shades are the standard economical shades that simply roll up and down.
  • Roman shades are made of more elaborate and elegant fabrics which create soft horizontal folds down the window as they are lowered. Roman Shades are a decorative alternative to traditional drapery.

Find Quality Custom Blinds and Shades in Austin, TX

Southern Shutters and Blinds offers a variety of wood and faux blinds, and an assortment of shades with different fabrics and functions. You can schedule a free in-home personal design session with an experienced consultant today. Southern Shutters and Blinds is conveniently located in Georgetown and Manor, TX with clients throughout Austin, San Antonio, Georgetown, Round Rock, Manor and Liberty Hill.

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.

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.

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.