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Wood or Hybrid Shutters?

Wood or Hybrid shutters?   That is a common question asked by homeowners in the market for Plantation shutters.

So let’s analyze the pros and cons here.  Wood has been used for hundreds of years and over the years the quality developed into a very  high quality product, was well respected for it’s beauty and was the creation of fine craftsmen.  It reached a peak in costs around 1950’s and was a very expensive window covering for homeowners with discerning tastes and fat wallets.

But I digress from my goal in helping my readers decide which material to use for their home in today’s market.

Alternative materials have been developed to replace wood in many  products including windows, flooring, decks, and  fences to just name a few.    Vinyl windows have become so energy efficient that you almost do not see wood windows at all anymore.  And flooring has done the same with laminates and tile that look so much like a wood floor you can’t tell the difference.  But shutters are neither an outdoor product like windows, nor a walked on product like a floor.

Wood shutters today  are still beautiful, natural and add value to your home.  The paint finish should be able to withstand fading, chipping and pealing .  To get this type of protection the paint should  have an polyurethane finish, which is like an oil based paint, not a water based paint.

Wood Shutters

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Wood is also the best choice  when you have either a 3 ft wide or 6′ wide window.  I recommend using a single panel for the 3 ft wide window , because the two panel has a vertical side of each panel  in the middle of your small window and blocks a lot of  view through.  The same for the 6′ wide window, do it with 2 panels, not 4 for the same reason.

The Hybrid shutters were developed for many reasons and have their place in today’s market as a very good alternative to wood shutters.  These hybrids are made of hollow vinyl, solid vinyl, composite materials that blend vinyl and wood, and the true hybrid shutters that are constructed with a solid MDF core – real wood in an advanced state – for incredible density and strength. Made from the wood of rapid-growth trees, these shutters enable tree replenishment at an extremely accelerated rate.

In addition, Woodlore’s UV inhibitors do not release any volatile organic compound and protects against color fading and yellowing. Our patented polypropylene coating resists staining to ensure long-term performance in a variety of environments. Woodlore is the natural choice of shutter for your windows.

  • Better consistency and durability than a regular wood shutter
  • Reinforced engineered wood stiles provide an intense level of durability and structural integrity
  • Stainless steel staples resist corrosion and withstand extreme heat
  • Better than vinyl and PVC shutters and can withstand even the highest desert temperatures
  • Patented polypropylene coating makes its surface extremely durable and robust

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Plantation Window Shutters

Plantation window shutters are Villa’s specialty. We are Southern California’s number one shutter dealer and installer for nearly 20 years and are committed to the continual pursuit of excellence in design, manufacturing, service, and innovation. A staff with extensive experience in shutter production, field installation, customer service, and project management equips Villa to continue growing for the next twenty years and beyond. Villa is standing by to provide you with the very best in shutters, blinds and shades. Contact Us Today.
Plantation Window Shutters

As you start to shop and learn all about shutters you will soon realize shutters are made of two or three materials, vary greatly in quality and are produced for our market both in the U.S and abroad. These differences will produce a wide range of price quotes, which will make your decision on buying shutters a bit more difficult.

Villa Designers have the experience to recommend the right shutter and design that fits your home and your choices along the way. We call this a shutter design process.

  • Primarily you will choose between Basswood and Hybrid materials.
  • Frames to best fit your window openings.
  • Standard or Hidden Tilt controls.
  • American or Chinese Made.
  • Whites or Stains

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Riverside Shutter Design

 

Riverside Shutter design featured job of the month for Villa.  This week we installed 34 shutters for Raymond and his wife in their brand new home in Riverside.  They have the same size window throughout the house.  For a 35″by 58″ windows ( Picture 1 and 2)  we recommend the use of a single panel with split hidden tilt.

Picture 3 shows use of Divider Rail, which is recommended on Single Hung Windows.  In Picture 4 we show a Bi-Pass Shutter used for Patio Doors, here we recommend getting the Bi-pass open system to allow you to open the louvers even if one side is slid over the other.

 

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In Picture 5 and 6 we show you two choices for 8 ft wide windows.  I often recommend the design in #5, it shows the use of a T Post, which allow the inside panels to open individually.  The other choice (Picture 6) is to hinge two panels together and  open together to the left, and two to the right, called a LLRR.

Villa offers Free in home estimates, but more importantly  we off our experience in shutter design.  So learn the tips from the pros.  We have great pricing, service and customer satisfaction.  We guarantee it!

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Interior Window Shutters

Interior window shutters are the perfect window covering!  Let’s examine why that is true.

Best for Light Control.  Many shades offer black out option, but you need a dual shade to give you both room darkening and light filtering.  With shutters you have both because you can block out the bright morning light quite well with a shutter, yet crack the louvers a little bit, and you  have the desired light you might want.  We offer Split Controls.image

Best View Thru  With shutters when you  have the louvers  open there is  three to four  inches between them for a great view to your outside.  Most horizontal blinds are offered in 2 1/2 inch slat sizes.  (Century does offer a three inch)

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Interior Window shutters offer excellent Views

Best for Temperature Control  My friend up in Sacramento complained about his ineffective dual pane window of being drafty in the winter.  We put shutters on them and they locked out the cold air around his windows.  The same is true of course for summer heat, shutters are great for blocking out the sun’s heat, especially when facing West in the afternoons here in Corona

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Best Energy Efficiency  Yes, shutters will cut your electricity bills every month.  Your house will stay cooler in the summer and take the strain off you Air Conditioner.

Best Investment  Shutters are attached to your house.  For that reason Realtors leave them on your windows and consider them as an added feature to the house value.  I recently was told by a client who just sold her house that the new buyers said they LOVED her shutters.  Nice to hear.

Best Interior Looks  Shutters look great, offer a timeless classical look.  Shutters are often called the ultimate window coverings

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Most Custom Design Choices  Shutters from Villa Blind and Shutter are designed to your exact preferences.  Our designers explain all of your choices to help you get the right frames and panel configurations  for your windows.  See this LTLRTR design below.

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Villa Blind and Shutter is your choice for great shutters!  We offer Free In-Home Estimates and Design consultation.  For further information please call today.

OFFICE  951-847-7708

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Villa December Shutter Sales Event and Offerings

Villa offerings includes FREE TEMPORARY SHADES!

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FREE In_Home Design Consultation

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White Plantation Shutters for $16.50 SQ.Ft.

 

Free Measure, Free Design, Free Shipping

 

Professional Expert Shutter Installation only $1.50 Sq Ft

December Event expires December 31, 2016  Must Contract in December for promotional  offerings.  Call today for your Free In Home Quote at           951-847-7708

 

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Shutters For New Homes

Shutters for New Homes.  Should I buy from the Home Builder or an Independent Window Covering Company?   Let’s discuss the pros and cons.

The Pros and Cons for using Home Builder
  • The only positive thing might be you can put the cost for shutters in your mortgage.
  •  Most builders mark up add on products significantly.
  • Inferior quality is often used,  its called Builder’s Grade.
The Pros and Cons for using Window Covering Company
  • The Cons……Can’t think of anything.  Even if you want to finance it with your mortgage you can still use an Independent Window Covering Company, just get you bid before you close escrow, and add the cost to your loan amount.
  • The Pros are many.  Read More!

At Villa Blind and Shutter we get calls from new homeowners whose new house is still under construction.  We visit the new home, show our shutter or window covering products, and help you choose the best products for your needs and budgets,  It’s this diversity of products that aren’t available when you simply order shutters from the Home Builder.

We have the experience to take everything into account, consider your privacy and light control needs.  There are a great many options when choosing shutters.  Why just let the home builder make everything standard when you might want the split hidden tilt.

Some builders put it very poor quality shutters, when we consult you on shutters we show the high level of our quality samples, so you can rest assured you will receive the best shutters in the market.

Shutters for New Homes

 

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Villa Blind and Shutter

  • Villa Blind and Shutter Continues to Help Californians take Advantage of Ambient Light

    Decades Old Company is Known for Great Service, Value, and Selection
    Los Angeles, CA

    In the city of Angels, there are plenty of days in the calendar year to get outside and
    enjoy what California has to offer. After a day in the sun frequently Angelenos seek a
    way to beat the heat, be it with a poolside afternoon, a daytime movie, or a shopping trip at the local outlets. But when all of those have been exhausted, enjoy  a day at home, with the proper blinds or shutters in place to keep out the merciless sun. The right blinds or shades can also infuse a home with ample amount of ambient light, a truth which Villa Blind and Shutter knows all too well.
    For the past two decades they have been helping customers in Orange County, San Bernardino County, and Los Angeles county with their blinds, shades, and shutter needs
     Villa Blind and Shutter has a reputation of excellence, quality, and service, Villa sells
    and installs blinds, shades, and window treatments throughout Southern California.
    They are a certified, licensed, and insured contractor and feature installers who have a reputation for excellence. In addition to free in-home estimates and design
    consultations, Villa guarantees 100% customer satisfaction on every single project.

    Villa’s major vendors they carry include Norman, Exus and Onyx Shutters, Horizon Window Fashions for Roman Shades and Draperies, , Comfortex for Cell Shades and Roller Shades.   “Our Shutter Design Process 101 was created to help customers narrow their decision, and give them all the necessary facts to make an informed decision in their purchase,” expressed Villa owner and founder Drew Lowery. He continued, saying “The process involves showing different materials, frame choices, colors and other options. We do all the measurements free of charge to ensure that our customer is securely in the driver’s seat.”

    For over 20 years, Villa Blind and Shutter has been providing in-home design and
    decorating services to homeowners who appreciate the value of professional design
    expertise for window fashions, shutters, and blinds. Their professional designers bring product samples directly to customers, allowing them to evaluate their options when convenient. Villa employs a team of designers who bring a wealth of decorating expertise to help customers make the best possible design decision for their budget and situation.

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    Their inventory includes a full line of quality products by internationally recognized Name Brands, and they serve all of Orange County, San Bernardino, and Los
    Angeles Counties.

    www.villablindandshutter.com

    951-847-7708

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Blinds and Shutters in Corona

Blinds and shutters in Corona.  Corona residents your look for a quality Window Covering Company is over.  Villa Blind and Shutter has the quality products at the right price.  Together quality and low price equals Value.  And getting a great Value is what we deliver.  We offer Free Estimates in Corona to get you started.  We bring the Showroom to you!

Blinds

We offer Blinds from many Name Brand Fabricators including Century Blinds, Norman Window Fashions and HunterDouglas.   We caution clients against the low quality of some plastic blinds in the market.  Often in the Big Box Stores you will see plastic slats that are Cut-Downs.  That means they are not custom made, but the widths are cut off in the store, and the lengths are simply left with to many slats.  And avoid the Wands, they are the first thing to break/

Shutters

Shutters are Villa’s specialty.  We are proud to offer both Basswood and Composite Shutters.  many dealers push what they sell as the only good choice.  Nonsense.  It really depends on many more factors such as the width of your windows and the finish you prefer.

Free Estimates

At Villa we offer not only Free Estimates, but also the measurement we do is Free and we provide a wealth of information to help you learn about Shutters and Blinds

 

Blinds and Shutters in Corona

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Locations Served

We are proud to service most of Southern California;

Orange County
Riverside County
Los Angeles County
San Bernardino County

And many of the Cities below have Recent Installation Videos and Reviews.

Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda , Corona, Chino and Chino Hills, City of Riverside, Temecula, Murrietta, Wildomar and many others.

A Brief History of Window Shutters

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Where do Shutters Originate From?

Window shutters have remained popular for years, because of their durability, the easy maintenance and of course their classic and clean look.  Their origin is believed to have begun with Greece and the Mediterranean for protection from the tropical weather. As their usage spread they moved from marble to wood with movable louver for light and ventilation. This update on the design allowed for variation in not only light, but temperature as well as privacy. It has continued to evolve up to today.

At Villa Blind and Shutter we specialize in blinds and shutters in the Corona and Newport Beach area. We want to help you keep your home beautiful and full of light or dark and cozy.

Shutter Features

Shutter features of Villa’s Premium Plantation Shutters will turn your home into a comfortable, stylish and beautiful environment.

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Our solid wood material has a low transfer rate of heat which allows the wood to be an excellent source to reduce unwanted temperatures anywhere in the house. The constant circulation of air causes convection which makes insulation from heat continuous. This easily and effectively blocks out all air that comes between your shutters and windows and is guaranteed to keep your home cool at all times.

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Here at Villa Blind and  Shutter, we work hard to find the perfect balance between lighting and privacy.
Each shutter is specifically customized based on your preferred adjustment and you get to be in charge of
how much light you choose to let in. And don’t worry–we know how important privacy is to you so no matter how much light you desire, we guarantee privacy and security from all our custom shutters.

Basswood  shutter features

This texture is more rigid and compact but is a good weight and is a type of wood with high stability. Our premium basswood shutters are made from the strongest material out there and ensure top quality for years to come. They provide a clean and flawless finish guaranteed to enhance any room you’re in.

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