If the intrusion of on-lookers into your home has become an unwelcome part of your everyday life, it's probably time to consider some appropriate window coverings. shutters can offer you an exceptional way to invite privacy into your home while letting the light shine in when you choose to. But, not all shutters are created equal. If you're considering shutters, but have found yourself confused by the many options available on the market, this buyers' guide should help you along the path to perfect privacy protection.

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Understand Your Style Situation

There's more than meets-the-eye to a great shutter selection. There are plenty of details that you may not have even thought about before. Some of the features you'll probably want to consider include:
  • Color
  • Louver size (view-through)
  • Tilt mechanism
  • Frame
  • Configuration
The ultimate variety of options is seemingly limitless, and the product that's best for you will combine your personal style with the functionality that's best-suited for your unique situation.

Consider Obstructions

If you're stuck deciding between bi-fold and standard configuration shutters, there may be a few deal-breakers. Both are beautiful window treatments, but one might fit your needs better than the other. For example, a bi-fold configuration gives you the flexibility to tuck away the shutters giving you more space for light to come through the window. Standard configuration shutters can work quite well for wide-open spaces.

Figure Out Your Framing

There's a bit of science involved in selecting the right frame for your shutters. To begin with, you'll need to know if you plan to mount the shutters inside or outside the window frame. There are several options for either choice. Once you've decided which framing choice works best for you, the rest of the selection lies within your own personal style and overall preference. Before you invest in shutters, you'll want to be sure that you're working with a company that's happy to answer your questions and stands by its products. Eclipse Shutters has a nationwide network of dealers that can help you with any questions you may have regarding framing, measuring, and installation. We welcome you to contact our Eclipse Shutters team with any inquiries you may have. In return, we'll provide you with friendly, expert advice to help you with your decision.