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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a growing concern for Colorado homeowners and many consumers today. Mold, Radon, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and carbon monoxide have been receiving greater attention than before as poor IAQ has become linked to poor health.Paradoxically, the IAQ problem is often worse in newer green home designs. Since newer homes in Colorado are more tightly sealed, the chemicals that emit from indoor sources get trapped inside. One of the ways to improve poor IAQ is to reduce the presence of VOCs in the air you breathe. VOCs are emitted by many of the products in a home such as carpets, furniture, curtains and other window coverings.Our Lexwood shutters and our Polycore shutters have received both the GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality and the coveted GREENGUARD® Children & Schools certifications. This means that our shutters have passed an extensive series of tests to ensure that they meet stringent third-party standards for low chemical emissions based on established health standards and will not contribute to IAQ problems.
There are quite a few shutters out there made from “wood”, “engineered wood” and various combinations. In order to cut down on the confusion and level the playing field a bit, we present our rundown of some common shutter materials. Our PolyCore and Lexwood Shutters only use 100% Basswood or Aluminum reinforced PVC.
pressboard shutters in ColoradoPressboard or particleboard is an engineered wood that is made by taking wood particles like wood chips, sawmill shavings and sawdust and combining them with synthetic resin (usually urea formaldehyde resin). The resultant material is pressed into sheets and heated to dry the glue.
There is a serious safety concern with particleboard. Formaldehyde (part of the glue) is classified by the WHO as a human carcinogen. Even though a large amount is removed when the glue dries, formaldehyde continues to be emitted throughout the life of the product as the resin decomposes. Particleboard will also disintegrate when exposed to moisture and Colorado’s extreme sun. Particleboard may visibly sag over time or snap near the fasteners.
Window treatments may make an enormous difference in the look and feel of any room in your Colorado home. Today’s window treatments come in a countless choice of innovative products to enhance and provide functional beauty to your Colorado home. From shutters and wood blinds to Silhouette shades and woven woods, the window treatments chosen may create a dramatic statement. Whether you’re updating an existing home or changing your interior design, the window treatments you select need to express your personal style.
Light that enters rooms during the day can be adjusted to any degree and offer privacy at night. Blinds come in a wide variety of styles and materials to help you customize them to your decor. Window Blinds range from inexpensive to quite expensive in price. With so many varieties and materials to choose from, buying the right blinds for your house can seem overwhelming. Buying Blinds in Colorado Springs is actually quite straightforward and only requires some product knowledge and a little planning.
Imagine opening or closing your window treatments with the push of a button. Think that’s just in sci-fi movies? Then welcome to the future!
Plantation Shutters are one of the most beautiful and beloved of all window treatments. They’re elegant, easy to clean, and very effective at conserving heat and keeping your house cool. The only inconvenience is that you have to go around your home every day to open and close the louvers yourself. This routine can become even more tiresome with hard-to-reach shutters, even if you have an extension pole. What you need is a way to do this with a remote control and even automatic programming. You need Hunter Douglas Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters with PowerView® Motorization in your Colorado home. With motorized Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters, you can enhance your view at the touch of a button, or on a schedule. Your motorized Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters can also provide instant privacy when you need it, making this feature a big improvement for your life.
Sliding glass doors, or sliders for short, can present a problem when it comes time to choose a window treatment for your Colorado home. Certain window treatments are better suited to sliders simply because they traverse across the opening. This makes it easier to go in and out of the door without having to raise a traditional horizontal blind or shade. There are several options, all with their benefits and drawbacks.
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Plantation Shutters Offer Lasting Beauty and Performance for Your Denver, Colorado Home
Low maintenance. Attractive. Durable. Plantation shutters in Denver are all these things and more! Providing easy control over light levels and privacy, interior window shutters are also beautiful, easy-to-clean, versatile options for any room.
Looking for a durable treatment for your sliding glass door? Go with custom-built sliding shutters from New View Blinds and Shutters! Our sliding shutters permanently attached and slide or fold out of the way, so you can have full use of the door. Sliding shutters open and close with one easy tilt of the louvers, letting you go from full light to total privacy and anywhere in between. With a divider rail, you can let in light up top and have privacy below. No cords, no railing and no struggling to keep them from getting caught in the door like with other window treatments. Sliding door shutters offer privacy, light control, and they block heat and cold from passing through the glass. That makes them the perfect complement to any homeowner who wants to prioritize comfort and practicality.
Polycore Shutters were introduced in 2001 after several years of research and development. These innovative aluminum reinforced shutters offer the traditional look of wood shutters with all of the advantages of synthetic materials that hold up the best in Colorado’s high altitude sun.
All of the Polycore stiles, rails and louvers Polycore Shutters- The Best Plantation Shutter For Colorado dining roomare made with a co-extruded aluminum reinforcement. What this means is that the aluminum core is actually extruded into the solid polymer at the same time the component is made. This gives the shutter a very strong, rigid and durable component. The aluminum reinforced louvers, rails, and stiles will make sure the Polycore shutter stays as straight as an arrow in any environment that Colorado can throw at it.
Because of the unique aluminum reinforced louvers, rails and stiles we can make panels up to 36” wide, that’s the widest in the industry! 36” wide panels give you a cleaner less obstructed view out of your windows.
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In the window covering industry, there are few names that can compete with the Hunter Douglas brand. Hunter Douglas window treatments are the main custom window coverings company in North America. New View Blinds and Shutters is a Hunter Douglas distributor that offers the best window coverings with the most outstanding service and price! When deciding on blinds, shades or shutters for your windows you must choose Hunter Douglas products. Here are the advantages of selecting Hunter Douglas products.