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Shutters: More Than Decoration!

Jackie DuVal, March, 2016

So many of us think that plantation shutters are simple window treatments, made only for decoration. While the decorative aspect is true, they’re also good for so much more! Plantation shutters have a ton of functionality and benefits – way beyond just looks!

Obviously, shutters help with blocking light. Plantation shutters, however, offer a lot more control, as to how much light you’d like to block. Many of our customers have mentioned light being a real hassle for a certain time frame each day, or coming through only a portion of a window. Because of this, several of them opt for separate shutters on the top and bottom half of a window, in order to combat the light. This level of control is not usually something standard blinds or curtains will offer. Side Note: Shutters won’t help you if you’re a vampire…you’re on your own, there.

Shutters also provide privacy. While shadows and movement can be seen through certain types of blinds, they may not be seen through solid wood. Because you control them, you’re the boss when it comes to privacy. Side note: Shutters will not help with the neighbors hearing your loud music…you’re on your own, there.

Plantation shutters will also protect your furniture and floors. While it may not be the most commonly considered issue, the sun can wreak havoc on hard wood floors, carpets, and furniture. Installing plantation shutters can dramatically cut back on this damage. Because the solid wood shutters can block the sun, you will no longer have to worry about the sun’s effects on your valuable belongings! Side note: Shutters will not help red wine stains on the floor or furniture…you’re on your own there.

Clearly, Shutters are decorations, as well. There’s no denying the beauty of plantation shutters on your window. Because each order is customized, they’re always going to be exactly what you want in your home. Regardless of which style or color you chose, they are a timeless addition that will never go out of style. Side note: Shutters will not help with the shag carpet you thought would never go out of style…you’re on your own, there.

As you can see shutters provide more than just decoration; the functionality list is quite impressive! If you have questions about this blog, or anything else regarding our product or company, please don’t hesitate to call! We’d love to hear from you at: 804-355-9300, or on our Facebook page ( And if any of these side notes apply to you, don’t worry, we won’t judge.


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Frank and Robin, Pasadena, MD

“We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the shutters! And so does everyone who has seen them! They are absolutely perfect!!! I’m so glad I bought them all at once! The installation was so professional and they were here on time, worked fast and did a wonderful job. This is really a first class company. Th arched window is just beautiful!

- Frank and Robin, Pasadena, MD

Larry & Sewel Reid

“We were so impressed with Marcia! I can’t say enough about our whole experience from Marcia. A great company to do business with. Thank you for the gift!”

- Larry & Sewel Reid

Lori Steinman

“Beautiful Shutters, Beautifully Made. I recently purchased Shenandoah Shutters for a small project to “check them out”. Shenandoah exceeded my expectations. I am so impressed with the quality and especially love the features that are unique to Shenandoah. Bravo to Shenandoah Shutters for their thoughtful designs and impeccable workmanship and to Amy for professionalism and support.”

- Lori Steinman

Candice & Peter A.

5 Star Quality & Installation!

We couldn’t be more happy with the outcome! What a transformation the shutters have made to our home, just perfect!

- Candice & Peter A.

Robert and Jean, Clifton, VA

“After installation, the installers were excellent in providing information on the shutter finish process and appropriate cleaning. This was most helpful and confirmed that these shutters are an excellent product. They are on all windows in my home and are beautiful!!”

- Robert and Jean, Clifton, VA

Donna Plummer

“The members of Shenandoah Shutters are extremely professional. The first contact came in and measured the windows that were to be done. The second contact was with the guys who installed the shutters. In and out and they look wonderful. Can’t be more pleased with these shutters.”

- Donna Plummer

Janet, Lynchburg, VA

“This company is fantastic. From the first contact we had with them (visiting their showroom) to the final installation, they are #1 professionals. After we visited the showroom, the salesperson came to our home, showed us a sample shutter, and made recommendations (and gave different styles) for our windows. After we accepted the contract, she made an appointment to come out and do exact measurements. We love our new shutters, and every element of this contract could not have been better. They even left a jar of VA peanuts!”

- Janet, Lynchburg, VA

Mila & Jimmie Baturin

“Fabulous Salesperson. Staff was efficient, organized and quick. Love the product”

- Mila & Jimmie Baturin

Julie Krajicek

“I am impressed by the level of professionalism by Shenandoah Shutters. From start to finish in all interactions, I was treated well. The product is outstanding quality. They look perfect.”

- Julie Krajicek

Doug and Carol, Chesterfield, VA

“A pleasure to work with – very organized, good communication, expert craftsmanship, done in a timely manner – a job well done!!”

- Doug and Carol, Chesterfield, VA

Jessica, Richmond, VA

“We love hearing from our clients – Here’s a review we received this week……..”My shutters were delivered and installed this morning. From start to finish the installation took about 90 minutes. I am beyond impressed with the high quality craftsmanship and over the moon with how gorgeous they are. I’d also like to note, that everyone from Marcia in sales, Jodi in billing, and the installers, whose names I didn’t catch, are supremely professional. As a Richmonder, I love that the money from my purchase stays in the local economy, too. I will be singing this company’s praises for years to come. Thank you, Shenandoah Shutters!” Jessica – Richmond, VA”

- Jessica, Richmond, VA

Lee & Cheryl Caslavka

“First Class all of the way. Amy, Jody and installation was a wonderful experience. Thank you”

- Lee & Cheryl Caslavka

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