Welcome to our frequently asked questions section regarding wooden window shutters, we hope you find the answers to your questions here. We’re always here to help.
What are window shutters?
Window shutters are also known as plantation shutters and they consist of panels that are fixed to either the outside or inside of your windows. You can also have them on doors. Window shutters have a long history and go back as far as the American Civil War.
How much do window shutters cost?
We need to know the measurements of your windows first before we can give you an accurate quote. When we call, we’ll measure all of the windows that need shutters and then once we’ve done that we’ll leave a quote with you.
It’s a good idea if a professional measures your windows as if you do it yourself, and you get some of the measurements wrong, the shutters may not fit correctly. If you feel fairly confident then go ahead, but make sure your measurements are as accurate as possible.
Can you fit wooden window shutters on any window?
Window shutters can be installed on all windows, regardless of size or shape. You could also use them for doors and as room dividers. They last a long time, so they’re a worthwhile investment.
What if I have technical questions regarding my window shutters?
If you have any questions you need answering regarding your wooden window shutters then you can always get in touch with one of our team. We’re always happy to take your call, so if you have any queries following installation, get in touch.
How long with my window shutters last?
If you care for your window shutters then there’s a good chance they could last a very long time, however it can vary. Wooden window shutters can last as long as 20 years and are still in good working order. If you take good care of them, then the chances are, they’ll last longer for you.
How do I clean my wooden window shutters?
Your window shutters are easy to clean and need only a little soap detergent and some warm water. Cleaning the individual slats can be done with a damp cloth, you’ll find they don’t collect as much dust as curtains or nets, so they’re both hygienic and easy to clean.
Will wooden window shutters warp and lose their colour with age?
This can happen to wood structures, but it also depends on the type of wood used. With our window shutters we can guarantee against warping as we use wood that only warps in very rare circumstances. If this does happen and there’s some shrinkage, a little adjustment can be made.
As you can imagine wood is a natural material and it comes with its own inconsistences. However, they do make the perfect window shutters offering a stylish coverage for your windows, and once it’s aged it can add a real rustic look to your home. You can wait until your wooden window shutters have naturally aged or you can add a rustic look to it after they’ve been fitted. Even after a few weeks your window shutters will look a little more lived in, especially if you’ve had them fitted on the exterior of your windows.
What stains and colours are there to choose from?
You’ll find we have an excellent range of colours and stains for your wooden window shutters. Take a look on our site and take a look at what we have to offer and there’ll be something there that fits the bill. If not, then ask us and we’ll see if we can come up with something you like.
If you have any more questions then please do get in touch with us today.