So, you’ve decided to give your home a fresh look by installing a new set of shutters. Though the decision to do so may seem as simple as going to the closest big box home improvement store and picking your new shutters off the shelf, there are several reasons this may not be the best choice for you and your home.
Choosing custom made instead of off-the-shelf shutters isn't just a matter of price, but also of convenience, quality and value. If you pick a set of off-the-shelf shutters, you may run into a lot of issues when it comes time to install them.
Custom Made Shutters vs. Off-the-Shelf:
Are custom made shutters really necessary? One may think that with so many choices available the answer to this question is obvious, however, there are some factors that can heavily influence your decision.
Sure, the price of custom made shutters can be higher, but the truth of the matter is that custom made shutters should be seen more as an investment, both for your home and quality of life. You’ll be getting a much higher quality in terms of material and exact fit, meaning your shutters will last longer, look much better and can even save you money in the long run.
If your new off-the-shelf shutters don’t perfectly match your windows, you may find problems such as sticky louvers, gaps around the edges, and cold air flowing in; issues that can be easily avoided by going to a professional manufacturer and purchasing a set of custom made and installed shutters.
When purchasing custom-made shutters, the hassle of finding the right match is gone. Custom shutters are designed to the exact specifications of your windows so you get a perfect fit every time.
When you’re the one designing your shutters, the differences between custom made and off-the-shelf shutters becomes clear.
Choosing off-the-shelf shutters means fewer options in terms of design, color, stains, and style. It also may turn out that your neighbor has exactly the same kind! When you go the custom-made route instead, there’s a wide selection to choose from and you are in charge of the overall design.
When choosing custom made shutters instead of off-the-shelf, quality is another very important aspect, as custom made shutters are usually manufactured with better, higher quality materials. This will affect not just the working life cycle of your shutters, but also the way they look over time, the amount of necessary maintenance they require, and their ability to provide insulation and UV-ray protection.
Windows come in all shapes and sizes, so window treatments that aren’t custom made may not look as great as they can.
Don’t be fooled by cheap price tags and “easy” solutions. When you go for the custom-made shutters instead of off-the-shelf, you’re receiving a one-of-a-kind treatment that fits your windows perfectly while offering all of the features and protection you need.
At Southern Accent Shutters and Blinds, we take great pride in our attention to detail, providing you with the custom-made shutters you need to not just decorate your spaces, but also keep it insulated and private.
When choosing Southern Accent Shutters and Blinds’ custom-made shutters over off-the-shelf, you can custom match any paint color you desire, while enjoying a lifetime warranty on materials and workmanship no generic shutters will ever be able to provide. We also provide custom installation on all our products so you can rest assured that you will get the perfect fit every time.