custom interior shutters

  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Eclipse Shutters

    With more than two decades of experience and expertise in the custom shutter industry, our products have been delivered and installed in thousands of homes throughout the country.

    In that time, we have established ourselves as the best-selling shutter in North America. Below are other facts about Eclipse Shutters of which you may not know.

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    1. Our plantation shutters are waterproof. This makes them the ideal choice in kitchens and bathrooms or in any other high-moisture areas in your home or place of business.

    2. They are washable. You can easily maintain their fresh look by cleaning with soap and water – no need to use fancy or expensive cleaning agents.

    3. Our products are incredibly durable and well-designed. You can install them in high-traffic areas (daycare centers, hospital and hotel lobbies, etc.) fully confident that they will stand up to the rigors of daily use.

    4. We offer an unlimited 25-year warranty, a guarantee that is unrivaled by any other company in the industry.

    5. Modern innovations coupled with skilled workmanship allow us to offer the fastest delivery times to our customers.

    6. Your custom interior shutters will be produced in seven business days or less without taking any shortcuts or compromising their quality and durability.

    7. We can accommodate all windows sizes and shapes. Our products are custom-made to fit your home; no matter what type of windows you have, there’s an Eclipse plantation interior shutter that will match it perfectly.

    8. Our shutters are designed for child safety and are Greenguard® Gold Certified for use in schools, nurseries and other establishments with very young children.

    9. Microbial- and fungal-resistant, our custom shutters are ideal for hospitals and nursing homes. Along with observing sensible hygienic practices, our shutters can help prevent the build-up of germs and other air-borne pollutants that can threaten people with chronic health conditions. This can be especially important if you have a frail family member residing with you.

    10. Our interior shutters for windows are incredibly energy efficient. They help prevent treated (hot or cold) air from escaping your home as well as prevent untreated outside air from entering. This means your heating or cooling system will use less energy to maintain the ideal indoor temperature in your home. This translates to lower utility bills over time.

    Our top-quality indoor shutters come from some of the finest licensed fabricators all over the country. Thousands of dealers trust and carry our products. Our long-time partners can be found in countries as distant as Malaysia or simply across the Atlantic in the United Kingdom. If you are interested in beautiful and long-lasting plantation shutters, contact us today to find a dealer in your area.

  • Balance Between Privacy and Light in Your Bathroom with Interior Shutters

    When windows are present in a bathroom, privacy becomes much more of an issue than in some other rooms of the house. While privacy is paramount, it is important to never go overboard. The goal is to strike a balance between privacy, light and decor. Keep in mind that natural light is also a major plus for small bathrooms in particular, as it makes the space appear larger and less restricted. The need for full control over how much light is allowed into the space (as well as the degree of privacy) means some window treatments are automatically better suited for the job than others. Shades, shutters and blinds are usually the best choice for the bathroom. Ourinterior faux wood shutters can be custom-fit, look stunning and give you the option to install the treatment on the lower sash only. Since Eclipse Shutters can custom-manufacture shutters to fit any window size and shape (extremely beneficial for smaller and/or irregularly shaped bathroom windows), you never have to worry about compromising on privacy. The "one sash only" option that we offer on interior faux shutters is guaranteed to keep your bathroom activities private while letting in the most natural light possible. Practicality aside, you will not find a better-looking product than plantation shutters on the market. They look amazing, are highly energy-efficient and are very easy to clean and maintain. Contact us today to learn more about striking the perfect balance between form and function in your bathroom with our custom interior plantation shutters.
  • Fitting Custom Windows with Eclipse Custom Shutters

    Eclipse custom-made shutters are the perfect window treatment for your home! They are a stylish and classic decorating choice that works well with both traditional and contemporary styles. Shutters provide an upscale look while also providing privacy, light control, and energy efficiency for the homeowner. 

     

    All Eclipse Shutters are custom designed to fit each specific window or door. They can be made in eleven specialty shapes to fit arches, quarter circles, half circles, hexagons, octagons, and a variety of angles and curves. Bi-fold and By-pass shutters are a practical solution for French doors, patio doors, closets, and room dividers. Seven decorative frame options allow the shutters to be mounted inside or outside the window frame. Hinges are available in stainless steel, brass, and the Eclipse specialty colors cotton and pearl.

    Louver size is a matter of personal preference. Eclipse manufactures shutter louvers in three sizes: 2.5 inch, 3.5 inch, and 4.5 inch. The most popular is the 3.5 inch louver. For a clean and modern look, try the Eclipse UltraClearview® hidden rear tilt system that has the tilt bar placed on the back of the shutter. Placing a traditional tilt bar on the front of the shutter creates a classic plantation shutter look. Both tilt bar options allow the shutters to be adjusted for optimal light control and privacy. Bi-fold shutters and by-pass shutters can also be opened to let even more light into the room.

    To enhance any décor, Eclipse Shutters are available in three neutral colors: cotton, pearl, and vanilla. The UltraSatin finish gives Eclipse Shutters the look of painted wood without the maintenance issues associated with wood. These colors will never fade, yellow, crack, or peel, so the shutters will look great for years. Eclipse Shutters is proud to offer an unconditional 25-year guarantee, the longest manufacturers’ warranty in the industry.

  • How Do Fabricators Custom Make Shutters?

    Our shutters are an elegant and stunning addition to any decor. They are designed to not only be aesthetically pleasing, but also to perform well. You may have wondered what goes into creating our  shutters. But before we go any further, let's clarify the difference between custom and custom-made shutters. “Custom” is a broad term and refers to shutters that are pre-made and then cut down to fit the specifications of the window installation. This process can sometimes result in shutters that do not fit properly. “Custom-made” means that the shutters were built to your specifications to insure that they fit correctly and perform well. The real question is, how are custom-made shutters fabricated? The first step in the fabrication process is to properly measure the window openings to ensure a great fit. You can follow the instructions provided by your s shutter fabricator or you can have a professional obtain the measurements. Generally, it is better to have a professional take care of this job to ensure that the measurements are correct. One incorrect measurement can result in a costly mistake. Next, the shutters are created using your measurements and the materials that you chose. A shutter is made of five components: the louvers, tilt-bar, top and bottom rails, divider rail and frame. Each of these is customized to fit your window. You can also choose different widths for the louvers. Using the very best quality materials, the shutters are built with state-of the-art precision equipment. Once the fabrication process is complete, the shutters are ready to be installed. Have a professional install your shutters or do it yourself by following our guide. Properly installed shutters will give you years of pleasure with smooth operation. Custom-made shutters are a wonderful addition to any home or business. They help to control cooling costs, protect furnishing and carpeting and provide security. You can easily adjust your shutters to control the amount of natural light that is allowed into a room. shutters give a room a finished look that works well with any theme or style. Learning how custom-made shutters are made allows you to see the attentions to detail that is needed to make a quality product. Take time to select your source for your shutters and remember to look for custom-made shutters using quality materials from a reputable shutter company. You will find that custom-made shutters are a wonderful addition to and investment in your home.
  • Let the Sun In!

    Life as we know it would not exist without the sun. Humans have devised many ways to counter the obstacles set in place by the natural world, but we can only go so long without sunlight. A daily dose of natural light is what keeps us happy and healthy. It affects everything from our mood and our circadian rhythms to our physical well-being. On top of that, using natural light helps reduce our energy use.
    Your Home Deserves Sunlight Too many homeowners have become accustomed to relying on artificial light at times when it is not needed. In reality, the only time you should ever turn the lights on in your home is after the sun sets, though we know this is a rarity in modern households. There are numerous ways to bring more sunlight into your house, some which are actually fairly creative. One of the easiest ways to add more natural light is to install additional windows, particularly in the rooms that have the fewest number. Placement is more important than quantity, so take the time to assess which wall and window height is best. For upper-level corridors and certain ground floor rooms, a newly installed skylight can significantly increase the amount of natural light. The paint color you use also has a big effect on room lightening as does the presence of mirrors and other reflective products. The darker the shade, the greater the light absorption, this is why it is highly recommended to paint small rooms with neutral color palettes. Strategically placed mirrors will bounce the light from one wall to the next, casting it into the darkest recesses of your home. Another thing you will want to do is spend some time researching window coverings. Plantation shutters are an excellent choice for people looking to maximize the flow of natural light as their louvers can be opened fully. The angles provided by these window treatments afford the greatest amount of control with regards to light and privacy, making them a definite win-win. Custom fabricated for every window, they are also perfect coverings for bay windows and other unique, light-maximizing window styles. Your natural light-increasing efforts need not stop inside. Trim nearby tree branches and shrubs that may be impeding incoming sunlight. This will also reveal more of your house and boost its curb appeal. Check out the wide selection of interior shutters at Eclipse Shutters to get started!
  • Shutters Boost Privacy in Any Setting

    Privacy, whether at home or at work, is highly-prized but not often achieved. Privacy begins with a state of mind and grows to include physical surroundings. With 79% of the U.S. population living in urban areas and population density being between 2,300 (Ketchikan, Alaska) and 69,000+ (Manhattan, New York) in incorporated cities, gaining privacy by putting physical space between you and your neighbor is almost impossible. That's where we come in. Nothing boosts the sense of privacy like shutters. They are opaque, easy to adjust, and unlike drapes, allow air to circulate from outdoors, all without allowing any outsider to see into your living or working space. In addition to providing stylish privacy, shutters add to the value of your home. New owners will not have to replace them because Eclipse Shutters:
    • Carry a 25-year warranty and are known to be the best in the business.
    • Become permanent window treatments. They stay with the house and are one less thing for new owners to have to worry about.
    • Always keep their like-new look. They do not fade, warp, crack or peel, even in higher-humidity environments.
    • Never need to be refinished or repainted. Dusting or wiping with a damp cloth is all the upkeep needed.
    • Help decrease utility bills by keeping heat out in the summer and cold out in the winter
    • Do not need child- or pet-proofing because they are cordless and safe to install around children and pets.
    • Are non-porous, which makes them safe for everyone to be around.

    Even if you plan to list your home on the real-estate market in as few as ten days, Eclipse can complete custom orders in time for them to be installed by the first showing. If you have any questions or concerns about Eclipse Shutters, please contact us. We're here to help you.

     

  • Take in All that Summer Has to Offer -- Install Shutters

    No matter what part of the country you live in, the warm summer months bring sunshine, flowers in full bloom and warm breezes. What better time to invest in shutters? They allow you to take all of this in from the comfort of your home or office.

    Why Are Shutters Better than Other Window Coverings?

    Custom indoor shutters are made with wider louvers thus provide a better view than traditional window coverings. When fully open, they provide a virtually-unobstructed view of the outdoors as well as lighten and brighten the room. However, when fully closed, they allow for complete privacy. Of course, quality faux wood shutters have a multitude of other benefits. They increase the value of your home, help save on energy costs, are durable and easy to care for and add classic style to any room. However, a big part of the reason they are increasingly chosen over traditional window coverings is that they can provide a nearly-unobstructed view of the outdoors or complete privacy.

    Choose from a Variety of Options

    At Eclipse Shutters, we offer custom-made indoor shutters with multiple design options that allow you to choose how you open and close them and exactly how much.
    • We offer louver sizes in 2 ½, 3 ½ and 4 ½ inches wide and both a standard and bi-fold configuration.
    • Some people opt for a horizontal divider rail. This is a popular choice for bathrooms and other areas where you may want to leave the bottom shutters closed for privacy, but have the top ones open to let light in.
    • Shutters are a popular choice to complement sliding glass doors because they can be opened along with the door to provide easy access to your pool and patio areas.

    Reduce your Energy Bills and Carbon Footprint as the Seasons Change

    As summer sets in, shutters can help keep your rooms at a comfortable temperature. In the closed position, Eclipse Shutters reflect solar heat gain so you can delay having to turn on the air conditioning. That’s because our shutters' cellular construction provides an additional barrier to keep out the sun’s rays and hot air that can seep into your home. Eclipse Shutters has knowledgeable, experienced dealers throughout the country who can answer all of your questions and help you choose the perfect shutters for your needs. Just complete our short online form to find the dealer nearest to you.
  • Window Treatment Basics

    Home and room design is mostly a matter of personal taste and budget. There are many elements of style that are part and parcel of a unified decorating scheme. Window treatments are one of these style elements.

    Window Treatments Can Complete a Room

    There was a time when window treatment options were limited to curtains and valances. When blinds became widely available, window treatment choices became more varied. Modern designers and many regular homeowners now realize that the right window treatment can complete a room. No matter what kind of decor you want for your home, whether it's classic elegance, Bohemian chic or even the avant-garde, the right window treatment can help you achieve it.

    Control Your Environment

    Aside from being an expression of personal style, window treatments can also be a way for homeowners to control their indoor environment. Heavy curtains and well-installed shutters can help keep the heat out and the cold air in during hot summer days. In the winter, they can be used to maintain a cozy home atmosphere, sheltering you and your family from the harsh winter cold. The ability to control your indoor environment also gives you greater control over your energy use and consumption. The right window treatment can end up saving you money in the long run with lower utility bills.

    Create a Private Space

    Aside from being an element of design, window treatments also give homeowners a great measure of privacy. By simply drawing the curtains or closing the shutters, they can retreat to their private sanctuary in comfort and style, shielded from the prying eyes of the outside world. For all these reasons and many more, we urge you to find out more about our plantation shutters. Our interior faux plantation shutters are excellent window treatments that come in a variety of sizes and versatile shades that support and complement a wide range of home decor. The neutral colors and classic style allows you to create a personal design statement of your own. They offer superior energy-efficiency and are designed to last for many years. In fact, Eclipse Shutters come with a 25-year unlimited warranty. Call us when you’re ready to see how the right window treatment can transform a room from quite ordinary to simply out of this world!