Are you thinking about upgrading your window treatments? If so, you’re probably looking to combine value with longevity and aesthetics. Custom wood shutters are the perfect choice.
When it comes to window treatments that can boost your property value, wood shutters are at the top of the list. These beautiful shutters blend well with every design style and add a fresh, updated look to any home.
You don’t just have to take our word for it. We’re here to explain how custom
wood shutters blend function and beauty in a way that is unmatched by other window treatments.
Read on for the seven benefits of custom wood shutters for your home.
1. Built to Fit
If your intention is to buy pre-fabricated window shutters and blinds, you’ll need to verify that your windows are built to standard size. If you have custom-designed windows that are larger than standard or built to unique dimensions, you’re unlikely to find pre-fabricated window treatments that will fit your windows.
You deserve window treatments that are as unique as your home. Custom wood shutters are built with precise measurements of your windows, guaranteeing a custom fit that pre-fab treatments can’t match.
2. Versatile Design Options
When you go the custom route, you don’t have to settle for what’s in the stores. You get to decide if you want traditional plantation shutters or contemporary looking shutters for your interior decor. You can pick the material, options and the finish to ensure that the final effect is to your liking and suits the design style of your home.
By scheduling a free consultation, you can bring the Avalon showroom straight to your home. This will allow you to experience the wide variety of design options against the backdrop of your property so that you can make the design choices that will bring your home to life.
3. Made from Quality Materials
What is the best wood to make shutters? At Avalon, we’ve found it: we use 100% Appalachian hardwood, which provides the highest degree of strength without weighing your shutters down. You’ll get the quality look and feel of natural wood without limiting your color choices thanks to our unlimited colors and stains.
If your home is often humid, you might be wondering, which is better, wood or faux shutters? In addition to Appalachian hardwood, we also offer a poly alternative that mimics real wood but provides the moisture resistance you need in a humid home or humid room, like the bathroom or kitchen.
4. Improved Energy Efficiency
You may not realize the toll that untreated windows are taking on your energy usage. According to the US energy agency, windows can release up to 30% of a home’s heating in cold months and convert up to 76% of direct sunlight into heat in the hot months. By adding the right window treatments to your home and using them strategically, you can recover quite a bit of this energy loss.
Custom wood shutters are the perfect window treatment for increasing energy efficiency. Because they’re built to fit your windows precisely, they can block out the direct sun rays and increase insulation without leaving open unnecessary gaps and cracks. Plus, they can block out the sun rays during peak hours to prevent the heat conversion that makes your AC work harder.
5. Beautiful Inside and Out
Perhaps you’re considering panel shutters for your interiors and fixed louver shutters for your south-facing exterior wall. With custom wood shutters, you can bring all of these designs to life.
Even without exterior shutters, your interior shutters will look beautiful from the outside. Unlike shades that will fade over time or metal blinds that can break apart, wood shutters hold their shape and stately appearance that your neighbors will love.
6. Increased Property Value
Not all window treatments impact your property value, particularly if they aren’t built to last. For example, drapes and certain types of blinds are not considered permanent fixtures and a home appraiser will not include them in their valuation of your home.
Custom wood shutters are installed for long-term use and become a fixed part of the property. When you invest in high-quality custom wood shutters that align perfectly with your windows and the design style of your home, an appraiser will take notice and incorporate this into their assessment of your home’s value. Beautiful wood shutters are often considered an asset to buyers thanks to the many benefits we’ve discussed so far.
7. Professional Fitting and Installation
How much is a wood shutter? It will depend on the materials used, the customization involved in their creation, and the labor required to make and install them. At Avalon, we specialize in custom wood shutters that are professionally installed, and while we may not be the cheapest option, we do provide the most long-term value.
The additional cost of fitting and installation is worth it when you consider the increase in value over time. Improperly installed shutters will not provide the same energy efficiency or function and may start to break down over time. Professional installation guarantees that your shutters will last for years to come and open and close without any issues.
Invest in Custom Wood Shutters for Beautiful and Lasting Window Treatments
If you’re looking for the perfect window treatment for your home, look no further than Avalon’s custom wood shutters. Thanks to our quality materials, expert customizations, and professional installers, we are one of the most popular wood shutter companies on the west coast.
How much are custom interior shutters? What will it cost to add shutters to your entire home? The best way to find out is to request a free in-home consultation, during which we can learn more about your goals and vision and provide a more accurate estimate.