Shutters Boost Privacy in Any Setting

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.

French Door Shutters

French Door Shutters

French doors are beautiful additions to any home. Whether you choose interior or exterior french doors, your decor will benefit greatly. They add a touch of simple elegance to any doorway in the home. The only issue with having french doors is the lack of privacy inherent with this style – as they are paned with glass instead of constructed with solid wood. If you’re looking for a way to keep the beauty without sacrificing privacy, consider adding shutters to your French Doors.

Types of French Door Shutters

Eclipse® Shutters offers two tilt options for French Door shutters: Tilt Bar and Clearview® hidden rear tilt operating systems. The Tilt Bar system allows you to fully open or close the louvers in a moment using the tilt bar located on the front center of each panel. These tilt bars allow the louvers to be closed tightly in both directions and eliminates the need for staples or gears. If you’d prefer a completely unobstructed view, then you should try the Clearview® system. This system works with no center tilt-bar so you can see your beautiful views or just watch the kids play in the back yard. The Clearview® system works much the same as the normal Tilt Bar, but the system is hidden on the back hinge side of the panel. These shutters have a very clean and contemporary look, which make them great additions to the contemporary home. Both the Tilt Bar and Clearview operating systems are offered in 2 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ louver sizes for French Doors.

Color Options for French Door Shutters

Our French Door shutters are available in three neutral colors to match any color scheme or home decor. You can choose to get your shutters in cotton, pearl or vanilla. Cotton is the lightest of the three colors, pearl is a beautiful off-white and vanilla has just a hint of taupe. No matter which color you choose, these shutters are going to make a beautiful and elegant addition to your home. Check out our design options to get an idea of which color will work best with your home design. Interested in using shutters on your french doors too? We’ve got plenty of options to choose from. Contact Eclipse Shutters today for more information.

The Different Kinds of Shutters

The Different Kinds of Shutters

With their increasing popularity among homeowners, interior shutters made from varying materials are readily available on the market today. If you’ve always wanted to have shutters installed in your home but are not quite sure which material is best suited for your house, read on. You will find a brief description of the different types of interior shutters available today.


Made from a variety of hardwoods such as Alder or Cedar, hardwood interior shutters are aesthetically appealing and incredibly durable. Their natural elegance and beauty accommodate different design styles. Hardwood shutters need special care, however, in order to maintain their good looks. Homeowners should only use cleaners that are specifically formulated for wood products. Keep in mind that wood contracts and expands with the rise and fall of the temperature. It should probably not be your first choice if you live in a place that experiences a wide range of extreme temperature changes. Additionally, hardwood interior shutters can be expensive. Homeowners who are watching their decorating dollars carefully will be better off considering interior shutters made from other materials.


A soft and light wood, basswood is a popular material for wood products. It has a light and appealing grain, is easily stained and can be painted in virtually any color. These characteristics make basswood a popular choice for shutters. One drawback to this material is its weak weather resistance — it fades easily under the glare of constant sunlight. As it is a softer type of wood, it is also more susceptible to damage than hardwood shutters. Although it generally costs less than interior shutters made from hardwood, basswood shutters are still a relatively expensive option.


Many homeowners and interior designers are turning to interior polyresin shutters as an affordable alternative to basswood and hardwood. They don’t shrink or expand with fluctuating temperatures, and they aren’t prone to fading or cracking. Interior polyresin shutters are also water-resistant, making them the ideal choice for high-moisture areas in the home such as bathrooms and kitchens. Although they do come in a limited array of hues, polyresin interior shutters nevertheless complete and complement a wide range of interior design styles. Consider Eclipse Shutters when you’re ready to have interior shutters installed in your home. As a dependable and trustworthy shutter manufacturer, we back our products with a 25-year warranty. This ensures you will get not only many years of use from our products, but also a beautiful and elegant interior environment that will stand the test of time.

Traditional Shutter vs. Shutter

Traditional Shutter vs. Shutter

More and more homeowners and interior designers are opting for interior shutters for windows as a preferred window treatment. This is because they are energy-efficient, incredibly long-lasting and a breeze to maintain. Additionally, they complement a variety of home decor styles. So how do modern shutters compare to traditional shutters? Read on below to find out.


Traditional shutters and interior shutters operate on the same basic principle. Both contain adjustable louvers encased in window-mounted frames. They are manipulated by homeowners to control the amount of light and air that enter a room. 


Traditional shutters had louvers that typically came in only one size: 1 1/4 inches. Modern shutters come in a variety of sizes. Eclipse Shutters offers 2.5”, 3.5” and 4.5” louvers. This gives homeowners complete control over their privacy as well as the amount of light and air to let in a room. Louvers of varying sizes also give homeowners more design flexibility. Traditional louvers were made of wood. Some traditional louvers were stained for a more unique finish, but most came in the natural shade of the wood that was used. Modern louvers now come in a variety of colors and materials, including wood, engineered wood, polyresin and polyfoam. This gives homeowners and decorators a wide variety of decor options and price points. Traditional shutters, like modern shutters, were adjustable. With the latter however, manufacturers now give homeowners the option of where to locate the tilt-rod and offer varying frame options. This has no doubt contributed to the increasing appeal of interior shutters in many of today’s homes. Advances in technology and design have created a window treatment that is truly versatile and elegant. When choosing the interior shutter that is right for you, opt for products from a reliable shutter manufacturer. Eclipse Shutters come with an unparalleled 25-year warranty to give you many years of use. Enhance the beauty of your home and increase your enjoyment of your indoor environment with our custom shutters.

Facts About Shutters

Facts About Shutters

There are a number of reasons why homeowners choose to install shutters in their homes. Below are three of them. Read on and you may soon find yourself a proud owner of a newly renovated home with Eclipse shutters.

Lasting Beauty

Elegant and classic, our interior shutters add a new dimension of meaning to the phrase “timeless beauty.” Our shutters are extremely durable and designed to complement a wide range of home and room decor. Eclipse shutters can be used successfully in traditional, modern and even eclectic design schemes. Although they blend very well with a variety of designs without calling attention to themselves, our shutters are attractive enough to be the focal point of any room decor. Should you wish to make this so, you will find that our shutters not only enhance the beauty of your house but also add to your enjoyment of your home.

Save Money and Energy

Aside from being a beautiful addition to any room, shutters are an excellent way for homeowners to control their indoor environment. They are constructed to prevent heat gain during the summer months and heat loss during winter. This makes them amazingly energy-efficient while keeping you and your family comfortable throughout the year. You will likely notice a dip in your utility bill once you have them installed in your home. An energy-efficient house will always draw a higher price on the housing market. If you’re thinking of selling your house down the road, shutters are a great way to increase the value of your home.

A Practical Choice

A breeze to clean and built to last, faux shutters are designed for the modern family. You and your family can go about your life secure in the knowledge that with regular dusting and the occasional damp cloth, your shutters will give you many years of use and enjoyment. Call us when you’re ready for a window treatment for your home that is elegant, economical and practical. Our shutters fit the bill on all three counts.