many people have questions about shutters so we decided
to compile all the most commonly asked questions and
listed them here. Hopefully this will answer most of
your concerns but please do not hesitate to contact
us if you need additional information.
Question: What wood do you use?
The wood used in the manufacture depends on the finish
and application. For indoor painted shutters we recommend
poplar. However, wood grade will be selected at the
time of manufacture.
Question: What colors do shutter
All ShuttersDirect shutters are custom painted to match
your requested color including oil or latex and sheen
(satin, semi-gloss or high gloss)
Question: Can you match my trim
Our shutters are custom finished to your specifications.
We will use the same make and color of paint if and whenever
possible to insure a close match.
Question: What size will my shutters
be? and blinds?
The shutters are made to custom fit your windows.
There are no standard sizes. The size, after allowance
for hardware, will fit your windows to within 1/8th
of an inch.
Question: Do the louvers close
Yes. ShuttersDirect louvers lay one on top of the other for
a solid closure.
Question: Will my new wooden
warp or twist over time?
No, we use only the best wood in the manufacture of
our shutters; select grade that is kiln dried to furniture
grade standards of 7 moisture. Wood will twist and warp
as it dries so by using dry stock we assure that this
problem is avoided.
Question: Will the louvers loosen
Our shutters have tension spring set into the second
louver up and down so they will stay where you set them.
Question: What width are the shutter
Answer: 1 1/4"
traditional; 3 1/2" standard plantation; 1 3/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/2", 5 1/2"
Question: What is a divider rail?
A divider rail is a solid piece running horizontally,
usually at the center of your shutter. This separates
the bottom section of louvers from the top section of
louvers in the same shutter. Many customers like the
flexibility this configurations allows.
Question: Are there two shutters
Answer: Not necessarily. At ShuttersDirect, you may choose the
amount of shutters you want per opening. Price varies
based on style and number of shutters per opening. We
will make as few or as many shutter per opening as feasible
in our manufacturing parameters.
Question: What about hardware?
Prices quoted on finished interior shutters include
all necessary hardware. At ShuttersDirect, standard hardware
package includes brass hinges, screws, sash latch, magnetic
catches and white porcelain knobs; although we do carry
a significant amount of specialty hardware. We would
be pleased to help you with special requests. Due to
the variety of styles on exterior shutters the hardware
is sold separately and we will work with you to give
you the style you like.
Question: How wide is the frame
of the shutters?
Only 1 1/4" wide, so when your pairs of shutters
close together the center of window is only covered
by 2 1/2" of frame.
Question: Would finishing my own
shutters make them arrive earlier?
Yes, as much as in 10 days depending on current production.
Question: Can we save money by
painting our own shutters?
Yes! Shutters Direct will send you the shutters and
hardware to complete your installation. With a little
effort you can save as mush as 35% off the finished
Question: What is the delivering
Normally seven to eight weeks delivery. Our shutters
are custom made so timing varies depending on volume.
Question: Are shutters private?
Yes. When closed, its solid hardwood 3/8" think
along the louvers. No one can see in or have an image
through the shutters.
Question: Do shutters help with
Hardwood is an excellent insulator and because you’ve
fit you shutters to within 1/8th of an inch, you’ll
see reduced heating and cooling loss.
Question: What width are blind
Our popular 2" wide blind louver is a real favorite,
however 1" is available.
Question: What is the delivery
time on blinds?
Two to three weeks in most cases, depending on your
selection of materials.
have more questions about your shutter and blinds what
should I do?
Email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org with your question and
we will try to answer them.