11/30/2004
New Better View™ Shutter is a Modern Addition to the Sunburst Family

Introducing the next generation of plantation shutters

NOVEMBER 30, 2004: (LAS VEGAS) - Think of it as the contemporary cousin to the classic plantation shutter – Better View™ is the latest version of Sunburst Shutter’s® classic Polywood® shutter. With Better View™, the tilt rod that controls the upward and downward movement of the shutter’s louvers has been replaced with a concealed mechanism that moves all the louvers in unison.

“With Better View™ you get the functionality of a tilt rod plus the benefit of an unobstructed clear view from any window,” says Sunburst Shutters CEO Dix Jarman. “The homeowner can move the louvers to any position, not just completely open or closed. Plus they will stay firmly in that position until they are moved again.”

This new louver technology represents the evolution of the interior shutter, and adds a new variation to this popular window covering.

“Better View™ is the solution for homeowners who like the look of shutters and want something more modern and sleek to match their contemporary tastes,” said Jarman. “Of course we still offer our popular Polywood shutter with a tilt rod for those who want the traditional look of plantation shutters.”

Las Vegas interior designer Cindy Poppe said, “I am always looking for new window treatments to offer my clients. Better View™ shutters help a room achieve a clean, crisp look that enhances so many styles.”

In addition to being a stylish window treatment, Better View™ shutters are made from Polywood (an engineered wood substitute) that acts as an insulator to block out extreme temperatures and damaging sun rays.

Better View™ customer Manning Sellers of Apopka, Florida says he and his wife bought their shutters after a hurricane blew out a 100-year old tree that blocked the late afternoon sun from shining into the house.

“With Better View™ we kept our golf-course view with the shutters open and were able to block out the sun during certain hours of the day with the shutters closed,” Sellers said. “I would recommend Better View™ to anyone who wants to have the best possible view.”

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About Better View™
Better View™ Polywood shutters are made from an engineered wood substitute that has the appearance of real wood, without the problems often associated with wood—such as fading, cracking or warping. They also insulate better than wood. Polywood shutters can help homeowners reduce monthly heating and cooling bills. With Better View™ shutters, all the louvers are connected to one rack & pinion gear system concealed within the shutter. This makes all the louvers move in unison—eliminating the need for a tilt rod.

About Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions
Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions is headquartered in Las Vegas and has retail stores and dealers in approximately 75 cities across the country. It has been in business for over 30 years and has sold more than six million shutters. In addition to shutters, the company offers a full line of window treatments, including blinds, shades, draperies and window films.

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