Interior & Exterior Window Shutters FAQ
What is the difference between composite shutters and real wood shutters?
Composite shutters and made out of PVC and wood shutters are made out of wood. Composite shutters are less expensive than real wood shutters. They are also more water resistant. Composite shutters can only be painted while wood shutters can be painted and stained. Wood shutters also have more frame styles and options. Composite shutters will last longer.
Can I purchase and install shutters, blinds, or shades with my curtains?
Yes, by all means hard window coverings (Blinds, Shades and Shutters) can be used with fabric treatments. Putting a valance over a shade/blind adds a finish look, warmth and a complete look to your room. Also, adding side panels to shades, blinds or even shutters adds warmth and color in addition to making a small window look larger.
Should I use a horizontal dividing rail with my Galaxy Draperies shutters?
This is optional and used for privacy, cover a window lock, or if you just like the style. On occasion shutters will require divider rails at certain heights while you can make others without a divider rail.
Can I put shutters on a French door or sliding glass door?
Yes, you can use the L frame and button catches to put shutters on a French door. They are the most stable treatment on the market while also allowing full functionality. With a sliding glass door if it is 6 feet or less wide then we recommend treating this option like a window. You would use 4 panels, 2 on the left and 2 on the right side. Use a by-pass track if the sliding glass door is over 6 feet wide.
Is there a manufacturer warranty on shutters from Galaxy Draperies?
Every shutter manufacturer will have a different length of time on their warranty. Each of our shutters are not going to warp, will have proper fit, and operation. Guaranteed.