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Window Treatment Tips

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.  … View Article


  • 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


  • 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


  • October Is 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)… View Article


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