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Window Treatment Tips

  • From Window Treatments To Insulation: Tips To Winterize Your Home

    November 24, 2020
    With temperatures dropping, it’s time to winterize your home. This year, focus on improving your home’s energy efficiency to keep more heat in without running up your utility bill. Measures like installing the right window treatments, doing an HVAC tune-up, and double-checking your insulation will keep your home warm and… View Article

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  • How to Choose Window Treatments for Your Home

    November 13, 2020
    Window treatments do many things for your home. They add visual appeal to your windows. They block light and direct it where you want. And some can help your home’s energy efficiency. The trick is finding window treatments that do these things well. Follow these steps and recommendations to choose… View Article

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  • Open Up Your Plantation Shutters To Let The Sunshine In

    October 30, 2020
    When homeowners consider plantation shutters, they often focus on how well they work when they close the shutter panels. But what about when you open plantation shutters?  While it’s true that plantation shutters excel at blocking unwanted sunlight and heat, they are just as good at letting the right amount… View Article

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  • 4 Features For Your Home Renovation You Don’t Want To Forget

    October 14, 2020
    When you start a home renovation, your attention can get dominated by large projects.  Unfortunately, walls coming down and floor plan changes may hamper smaller improvements.  These smaller, “finishing touches” like upgraded window treatments or innovative storage options can make your living space complete.  As you begin your journey into… View Article

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  • Are Motorized Window Treatments Worth It?

    October 6, 2020
    Long before the home automation craze, homeowners had already bought into the convenience of motorized window treatments.  The ability to easily raise and lower your treatments via remote control allows you to adjust your window’s privacy needs from the comfort of your couch.  These motorized window treatments also will enable… View Article

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  • Why Replace Your Window Treatments Before They Break

    September 30, 2020
    As an essential piece of any home décor, window coverings truly play a crucial part in your home aesthetic and personal style.  Unfortunately, the lifecycle of traditional window blinds spans about seven years before they deteriorate. Store-bought window shades and curtains don’t last much longer.   So when you look at… View Article

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  • How Window Treatments Can Make A Romantic Bedroom

    August 6, 2020
    While most of your home is devoted to caring for family and entertaining guests, your bedroom is all your own. Here, you can create your dream room, an escape from the outside world and all of its demands. For many people, this means making a romantic bedroom that is more… View Article

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  • Our New Virtual Design Consultation Makes It Easy to Shop for Custom Window Treatments at Home

    March 25, 2020
    Looking to improve your home without leaving your living room? Consider shopping for custom window treatments at home with our new Virtual Design Consultation in any city. We make it easy for you to update your window treatments without going to a local showroom. Start by Scheduling a Virtual Consultation… View Article

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  • The Best Window Treatments To Cover A Sliding Glass Door

    November 18, 2019
    Sliding glass doors are a popular feature in many homes, but covering a sliding glass door for privacy and light control can present some challenges. While there are many options available on the market for covering your sliding glass door, not all of them are both easy to use and… View Article

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  • Should You Paint Your Plantation Shutters?

    July 12, 2019
    If you’re redecorating a room, you want everything to be perfect. This is your chance to make sure every detail coordinates flawlessly, including your plantation shutters. With colors and finishes on the brain, it may be tempting to consider painting new or existing shutters to match your fresh decor. But… View Article

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  • What is a luxury window treatment

    August 16, 2019
    In the design world, there are two types of window treatments: common coverings and luxury window treatments.  Common coverings include many of your “off-the-shelf” shades and blinds, usually made with subpar materials like vinyl or particleboard.  They may block out some light and provide a modicum of privacy, but they… View Article

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  • Best Window Treatments for Your Business

    November 21, 2019
    Whether you have a storefront shop downtown or are hidden away in an office park, your business has windows. Like your home coverings, these window treatments should protect against sun glare and heat loss and give you a little privacy from the outside world. So, do you have window treatments… View Article

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  • National Window Covering Safety Awareness Month

    September 30, 2019
    During the month of October, deemed National Window Covering Safety Month, Sunburst Shutters joins forces with Parents For Window Blind Safety (PFWBS™)  in efforts to raise awareness around window safety. While, earlier this year in January, after 17 years of advocacy from PFWBS, The Window Covering Manufacturing Association, (WCMA) imposed… View Article

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  • WHat’s the best material for plantation shutters

    June 19, 2019
    Some plantation shutters look beautiful for years and even decades, while others can chip, crack, warp, or yellow within a few years. So what’s the difference? The material they’re made from. We’ll walk you through the best material for plantation shutters – and what types of material to avoid. What… View Article

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  • Are your plantation shutters fire retardant

    June 19, 2019
    A customer recently told us a story about what happened when her home caught fire. The flames started on an outside wall and crept up until they hit her Polywood® plantation shutters. The fire retardant shutters didn’t burn and, instead, started to melt. The smoke from the shutters eventually set… View Article

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  • Comparing Life Cycles of Window Treatments

    May 2, 2019
    When you install new flooring, wallpaper, or any other fixture in your house, you consider how long it’s going to last and keep its looks. So why wouldn’t you do the same with your window treatments, too? We’ll help you compare the average life cycles to find the longest lasting… View Article

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  • Get Custom-Made Shutters or Hang Them Yourself?

    March 19, 2019
    After you made the decision to cover your windows with plantation shutters, it may be tempting to drive to the nearest home improvement store and grab the nicest ready-made shutter available. After all, you may have a free weekend where you can install the shutters yourself.  You may even be… View Article

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  • How to Open and Close Your Plantation Shutters

    September 18, 2018
    There’s no such thing as a dumb question. So when folks ask us how to open and close their plantation shutters, there’s no reason for them to feel silly about it. In fact, we get asked about it so often, we might as well address it for everyone. Here’s how… View Article

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  • Equipping your windows for a better nights sleep

    March 18, 2018
    A rough night’s sleep is the bane of everybody’s day. With all the stress of life, it’s hard enough to relax each night. So when you add in nighttime noise, ambient traffic or street light, and uncomfortable temperatures, you’re in for a few hours of tossing and turning. Luckily, choosing… View Article

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  • 10 Tips For Choosing Commercial Window Treatments

    December 16, 2017
    When you design your commercial space, window treatments might be one of your last decisions – but that doesn’t make them less important. Whether you own a restaurant, retail store, or a small office space, the right window treatments can set the mood for your space and make your customers… View Article

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  • Winterization Starts with the Windows

    November 11, 2017
    Do you have a chilly spot in your home next to your windows that you avoid? Or do you feel like your heater is constantly on, even when it’s not that cold outside? There’s no need to feel chilly when a little home winterization can go a long way. One… View Article

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  • What Window Treatments Work Best in Humid Places

    August 1, 2017
    You probably see condensation accrue on some of your windows from time to time. What you might not easily see is that same condensation buildup on your window treatments. In humid places – in rooms like the bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room, or in humid environments like coastal and midwest… View Article

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