Call Sparkle Blinds today and enjoy the view tomorrow.

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Transform the look and feel of your home with Sparkle Blind’s high-quality shutters. We have something for every style and budget. Shutters are a practical light control solution as they require minimal upkeep. The last thing you want is to spend hours dusting. Shutters can be kept clean and dust-free with a simple wipe-down with a wet cloth. Plus, they are more durable than fabric options as they won’t retain unpleasant odors from smoke or pets.

Macomb County Window Shutters

We offer both real and faux wood panels.

There are a lot of things to consider when you’re selecting the best shutters for your home. There’s the style, louver size, and color. Then there’s the material, which impacts your shutters’ appearance and cost.

Getting your shutters right is the most important part of the process. When you work with the professionals at Sparkle Blinds, it makes the process easy.

You can take advantage of a free, in-home consultation and estimate where you can see shutter samples up close. And your Sparkle design consultant can provide expert advice on what will work best for your home.

The Best Shutter Materials

Here are a few of the most popular materials for plantation shutters, and why some are a better choice than others.

Hardwood is a premium shutter material. It’s among the lightest and most durable, although it’s not well-suited for rooms with excess humidity or moisture.

Quality shutters will be made from furniture-grade woods like basswood or poplar. These light weight woods have a stunning natural beauty and richly retain paint or stain.

Here are a few benefits of choosing shutters made from this type of wood:
Lasts longer
Looks better
Resists splintering, warping, and bleeding

Faux Wood
Faux wood is one of the most popular styles of shutters. Modern versions look just like wood, but often cost less and provide superior insulation. They’re also lightweight and suited for rooms with high humidity and moisture, such as a bathroom or kitchen.

Quality shutters will be solid, not hollow. At Sparkle Blinds, we use a type of dense cellular PVC. Good faux wood shutters should be able to weather the elements without chipping, cracking, or peeling. They also shouldn’t warp, bend or need to be adjusted.

Vinyl is among the least expensive materials for shutters. While it’s weather- and moisture-resistant, it’s prone to structural problems. If you’re on a tight budget, you might be tempted to use hollow vinyl shutters. But you should be aware this material usually sags over time since this type of shutter isn’t reinforced. Because of this, it’s also not a good option for big windows.

Another inexpensive material choice for shutters is engineered wood, composite, or laminate. While these materials are cost-effective, they are not as durable to wear and tear. Many of these materials are not moisture-resistant, making them a poor choice for humid climates. Humidity can break them down faster, so you might end up replacing your shutters sooner than you thought you would.

Quality shutters should be built to last and  are more affordable than you think. 

To learn more, take advantage of Sparkle Blind’s free, in-home consultation. You can call us at 586-772-7553 or contact us online to request one today.

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