Occasionally, shutters are mounted inside a window frame. One method is to mount the shutters with a hanging strip on the rear using the non-mortise wrap around hinge and factory deductions are once again the same as a direct mount shutter. Another option is the side mount hanging strip.
For the rear mount hanging strip, the factory will provide a hanging strip for both sides and a light block for the top and bottom. For each panel, two magnets and a wrap around hinge are included. (The hinges are attached to the panel at the factory, however hanging strips, light blocks, and magnets come separately).
The diagram below will help you visualize how this shutter application will mount to your window opening.
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Often, we have wondered why people gravitate to wood and faux wood blinds - almost as a default position. Is it because it is what people know and are comfortable with? Is it because it is the last priority when moving into a home for most people, and as such price trumps all? Is it because people really can not get a sense of lasting value from any window covering option, so they pick the conservative option?
The answer to all of these questions is generally yes - all of the above. Far and away the most popular product line in our market is the wood or faux wood blind. Because of this phenomena, the product has almost become a commodity. In other words, people perceive little difference between brands, so low price drives the purchase decision. Occasionally, a customer will spend a $100 more, if they are comfortable with the reputation of the local company, but press the value proposition to $200 - and even though the quality and service is far greater - the deal gets mushy.
Additionally, the online blind retailers, who pay no sales tax and carry no license, coupled with the Chinese manufacturing boom, has placed deflationary pressure on the price points for wood and faux wood blinds. So, how should you, as a consumer, respond to this market dynamic?
We strongly recommend that you consider your window coverings as an important part of your lifestyle and design flare - rather then an afterthought. Even with wood and faux wood blinds, the differentiators are very real and the value propositions financially matter over time. The online world would have you believe that their lower overhead means they provide greater value. But in most cases, this is just not the case.
It is hard to match the depth of experience and value that someone with years of experience brings to your project. Even for a fairly simple product like faux and wood blinds - experience matters - and is generally worth a lot more than the couple hundred dollars you might save up-front.
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Should your window covering be flexible with the weather, seasons, or time of day? You can throw flexibility out the window - no pun intended - if you choose window tint, or stationary sun screens for controlling the the sun's discomforting heat and glare. I don't know about you, but I like some control over the natural light in my living and working space. In order to control glare appropriately, I need solar roller shades that are adjustable.
This is where the retractability of solar roller shades is a feature I personally can not live without. It takes my living and working space from one which has "static" light control and transforms it into a space with "dynamic" light control. I can make adjustments based on the movement of the sun, the time of day, the temperature of the day, and the weather of the day. I can make adjustments based on using a computer screen or needing a flood of light for cleaning.
So, bottom line, solar roller shades = retractability = control of the light and glare in your life. For me, this is worth the extra money.
We would love to help bring the power of solar roller shade retractability into your life. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation and thanks for your interest in Latreia Blinds and Shutters!
As you shop for your plantation shutters, you will find that there are many many different manufacturers, fabricators, and brands. Each boasts the best value for the price. But honestly, are you going to cut into your brand new plantation shutter to see what the wood looks like underneath the paint? No, probably not. In fact, you might only notice that the panel feels heavier than it should, or perhaps many years down the road you might start having problems with warping or separation. Should this happen, then good luck getting the manufacturer to make it right.
I don't say this to scare you, because most plantation shutter "players" are doing their best to be fair and build their business. However, as is true with most things in life, a little education can go a long way in achieving the look and longevity you desire from your plantation shutters.
Based on my years of experience, I like the idea of providing wood shutters which are 100% basswood. I prefer knowing that they are build with a combination of state-of-the art computerized equipment and old-world hand craftsmanship. This generally provides the precision and look we are all wanting.
The nice thing about shutters which are made from 100% basswood is that they have no fillers, no sawdust, no composites, no plastic wraps, no "engineered wood" no mystery "hardwoods". Basswood is known in the industry to provide a combination of strength and light weight and as such it has become the industry's recognized premium natural material for the manufacture of wood shutters.
Bottom line, please kindly consider basswood as a leading option when shopping for a real wood shutter.
Of course, we would love to help you with your shutter project. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation and thanks for your interest in Latreia Blinds and Shutters!
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