Shutters are wooden, and sometimes poly and vinyl, window treatments. They are credited for their classic and elegant look as well as their durability. Shutters are easy to use and clean due to the simplicity of their design. US Shutters and Blinds’ Plantation Shutters are top of the line interior window treatments that are made of either solid wood or poly (a higher quality alternative to vinyl and a more water resistant alternative to wood). They are made into panels that consist of three main components, stiles, rails, and louvers which are then mounted on or inside an opening, and connected to a frame, or constructed as sliding shutters.
From adding a touch of elegance and creating a more modern and contemporary feel or to constructing a timeless and classic atmosphere, shutters offer a diverse variety of options to help you achieve the look and feel that feels like the best style and fit for you and your home.
Benefits of Shutters
Provide great insulation with . . .
- added cooling in the summer
- enhanced warmth in the winter
- lowers your heating and AC bill
- Allows maximum and minimum sunlight
- Fits with any decor
- Provides privacy
- Basswood Shutters
- Poplar Shutters
- Wood Stains
- Custom Mounts
- Sliding Shutters
- And many more options to your liking . . .
Clearview shutters provide a more unobstructed view, and adds to the beauty of you home with its simplistic and modern design.
Tilt Rod shutters are a more classic and traditional option that allows users to open and close louvers by utilizing the rod itself.
Any type of shutter (clearview/ tilt rod) can benefit from having split control. Split control allows users to use sections of a shutter independently of each other, providing light on top, while maintaining privacy on the bottom.
Divider Rails are a stylistic addition to split control shutters. They add elegance as well as reinforces the shutter panel for additional strength and durability.
Adding a bell curve to your shutters instantaneously transforms them from good to great. Bell curves’ unique design will surely make your shutters and home stand out.
Instead of having shutters that open out left and right and consuming space on both sides of an opening the Bi-Fold shutter panels fold right next to each taking up half the space in relation to standard shutters. Bi-Fold shutters are also a great option for closet doors, room separators and patio doors.
To make our shutters we first need to make sure that the wood we are using meets all of the requirements needed to produce the best products we can for our customers, these requirements are…
- Low Shrinkage
- Resistance to insect damage
We serve in communities all across Southern California:
Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Gabriel Valley, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Inland Empire, San Diego County
By attaining our wood from local suppliers right here in California we are not only supporting our local economy but most importantly giving our customers peace of mind by knowing where the materials, that are being placed in their businesses and homes, are coming from. After years of tests and trials we have recently found a wood that exceeds our expectations as well as meets all of our requirements, that wood is called Paulownia.
Paulownia, which is rapidly growing in popularity, is known as the Aluminum of Timber for its lightweightedness and strength (having the highest strength to weight ratios of any wood in the world). Paulownia is also mostly knot free and retains screws and nails better than poplar and pine wood, each of which have been know to be two of the most durable woods.
As far as insulation paulownia has twice the “R” value as pine or oak wood (conductive heat flow is measured or rated in terms of its thermal resistance or “R” value — the higher the “R” value, the greater the insulating effectiveness). Paulownia is a great straight and sturdy wood that retains paints like “white” and “swiss coffee” very well.
For natural stained wood colored shutters, US Shutters and Blinds uses basswood. Basswood has a beautiful grain quality that complements natural stain colors like Auburn and Mahogany at the same time as meeting all of the requirements that we have at USSB.
HOW DO WE GUARANTEE QUALITY?
After we have the wood components of the shutters, we start cutting, sanding, and assembling the customized shutter panels. Following each stage of production, our production manager personally inspects all the materials and products before they can enter the next stage.
After all the components are assembled, we begin to paint the shutters. Here at USSB, we use water-based paints, primers, and sealants. When the shutters are completed they are then stored away until scheduled installation.
On the day of the installation, the shutters go through one more inspection to make sure they are pristine before making their journey to the job site.
Once they are cleared, our crew packages them for travel and prepares their delivery to you!