Premier Shutters & Blinds of Va

105 First Colonial Rd. #116
Virginia Beach, Va  23454
 local        757-966-0993
tollfree  1-855-966-0993

www.shuttersblindsva.com

 


Wooden blinds "often referred to as Plantation Blinds"  are available in a wide range of stain and paint finishes to match your wood trim and complement your home's decor. These blinds have horizontal wooden slats that range from 1 to 2.5 inches in width. All wooden horizontal blinds darken the room and help protect your home furnishings from the sun’s rays. Wood is also a natural insulator, giving your home more protection from heat and cold when the blinds are closed. Wooden blinds are typically constructed from either American hardwoods, such as basswood, poplar and aspen -- or ramin wood from Indonesia.

2" Fauxwood

Our horizontal fauxwood blinds give you the best of both worlds! They have the look of luxurious real wood blinds at a price of about 15 to 25% less. Because faux wood blinds are made from a synthetic material, they also offer easy maintenance and care. You'll never have to worry about warping, cracking, or splitting in environments of high moisture or high humidity so they are an ideal product for bathrooms, garages and more!  Consider the popular no-holes routeless option. They come in a textured look of realwood or smooth finish.


2" Realwood

Real wood blinds offer a warm and inviting feel to any decor, thanks to their natural look. Richly stained or painted, wood blinds are the modern alternative to shutters. Realwood blinds are perfect for larger windows, due to fact they are much lighter when lifting.

Options for either

A FREE upgraded decorative valance comes standard with each blind. Get your 2" blinds with the popular no-holes routeless option  to stop light from leaking into your rooms, or opt for decorative fabric tapes. Some wooden blinds offer a motorized tilt or the cordless option to raise them without cords, providing even safer and easier operation.   

  

Choose from 1", 2", or plantation style 2½" louvers

 

What they arent telling you when you order Vinyl or mdf

Vinyl, pvc (we dont use this):

vinyl was the first synthetic developed as a cheaper alternative to wood. It can be identified by its appearance, it is not finished and the edges of the bottomrails have caps to seal them. The tilt is a cheap wandtht breaks and bends  Not at all “wood like” in appearance like synthetics. Vinyl should NOT be used as primary concern and should ONLY be used in laundry room or garages. Vinyl is available in both hollow and reinforced core types, both  poor quality.

The raw PVC vinyl material is exposed in the same way as inexpensive PVC lawn furniture. This can result in surface oxidization or “chalking” in windows exposed to sunlight. One quality peculiar to vinyl is its tendency to build up a static charge causing it to attract dust and pollen out of the air. This particulate matter tends to cling, making vinyl sometimes difficult to keep clean.  

Competitions MDF (we dont use this):

MDF (medium density fiber) also called “hybrid”, “composite”  which all are made as the base material of sawdust mixed with glue and formed in the shape required. The coatings range from a vinyl wrap to a painted finish. Advantages are cost to manufacture and cost to the consumer, which is where they get you! since they look very much like more expensive wood.   Disadvantages are their inherent inability to stand up to water, they have the habit of swelling and the finish peeling when exposed to too much moisture.


Top is Poly SOLID core (we use this)

Bottom is MDF (theirs)- SAWDUST LOOK, PARTICLE BOARD AND ALSO SEE HOW IT PEELS!

The material is brittle and can easily break under impact.  NOT recommended for large windows. Like most products made of wood byproducts, M.D.F. is very soft and prone to damage which is very difficult to repair, but they SHOULD ONLY be utilized in seldom used windows as long as care is taken when opening.

Controversy also exists around the use of certain potentially toxic materials used in M.D.F. manufacturing. Most M.D.F. uses resins in its production capable of formaldehyde off-gassing, which, according to the FDA, doubles in level for every 10°F increase in temperature. This material is rapidly becoming a major part of the shutter market do to its cost and appearance. Though off gassing can occur with M.D.F. and more than most M.D.F.s contain formaldeyhyde, not all are dangerous and with proper sealing techniques M.D.F.s can be used safely. Please educate yourself further before purchasing this product.