Why Are Shutters the Ideal Window Treatment? For the budget-conscious, blinds are a temporary window treatment to cover your windows. Chances are they will deteriorate over time with the strings snapping and the loops that hold the slats in place falling apart. In addition, they’re not easy to clean. Shades offer a variety of colors and unique patterns, transforming your window into artwork. Just by pulling up the fabric of the shade, your whole window is exposed and you can see out onto your Southern California neighborhood. Draperies also come in a wide assortment of color, fabric, and patterns. They are a traditional alternative for a window treatment. Installing thick panels between the drapes and the window gives you light and temperature block-out capabilities. And unlike other window treatments, you won’t have to clean draperies for five years. If you’re looking for a window treatment that lasts beyond 10 years, saves you money on your energy bills, and looks beautiful on your windows, shutters are the choice for your home. Not only are shutters durable, but they’re also beautiful and energy efficient. As a matter of fact, Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than a similar wood shutter. That’s energy savings you will miss out on with any other window treatment. When it comes to control over privacy and light, plantation shutters are unmatched. And with their large louvers, Polywood plantation shutters give your house a clean modern feel whether they’re closed or open.