You may have been looking for new window coverings, but what do you choose? If you are looking for a (wooden) durable, versatile and cost-efficient shutter, Lexwood is right for you. There are often many questions surrounding Lexwood shutters. Such as:
- What are they?
- Who makes them?
- How are they made?
- How do they compare to other types of shutters?
- What sizes, colors and uses do they have?
- How much do they cost?
- How cost-efficient are they?
- Should I get them if I have pets or toddlers?
- Will they fit my style of home?
All of these questions will be answered below.
The Main Features of Lexwood Shutters
Do you just need a quick explanation of what Lexwood shutters are? Well, they are a type of shutter that covers your windows from the inside of your house and operate by sliding a rod to open and close the shutters. Sunland Shutters created Lexwood shutters — their patented design makes them more durable and customizable than any other shutter on the market.
What makes them so durable is the fact they are made out of wood. Wood is much lighter and can be stretched further without needing more support than vinyl shutters. They can also fit into any rustic style home. If you don’t have that type of home, they can be painted to match any color.
Who Makes Lexwood Shutters?
Sunland Shutters are the creators of Lexwood shutters. They take great care and consideration into their products. Their wooden shutters are made with 100% basswood, nothing else. Sunland recommends shutters to people who want to increase the style of their home and the value of it. Vineyard Blind & Shutter proudly offers Lexwood shutters.
How Do They Make Them?
Cut from premium kiln-dried basswood, Sunland Lexwood shutters are hand-built utilizing a unique construction process. This assembly combines old-world craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology, creating consistent quality control and precise shutter design.
By pairing the broad appeal and versatility of wood and modern manufacturing technology, Lexwood shutters are both stylish and functional. Basswood is a perfect type of wood for this use — it is very easy to shape but is durable enough for pets and children. The lightweight nature of the material, combined with its strength, makes it ideal for extended use.
Basswood will stand up to regular wear without damage to provide you with a long-lasting, quality shutter that complements the design of your home.
Should I Get Lexwood or Vinyl Shutters?
Lexwood shutters are much more versatile. They have the advantage of fitting into a more rustic style home and the ability to be painted any color imaginable. Vinyl shutters generally only come in shades of white, making them ideal for modern-style designs yet limiting their ability to be customized to fit your house.
If environmental impact is one of your concerns, basswood is natural, with no plastics. The finishes are water-based, lead-free and have a volatile organic compound (VOC) rating of almost zero. These brown wood shutters are a durable, environmentally-conscious choice for any home.
Lexwood is also much lighter than vinyl shutters but stronger. Vinyl (Polycore) shutters are limited by their weight and can only be 36 inches long without needing more support. Lexwood doesn’t have this problem. Although Sunland wood products are a bit more expensive, they might look much better in your style of home.
All of the Colors, Sizes and Uses of Lexwood Shutters
Since Lexwood shutters are made out of basswood, they have the option of being stained to bring out the wood grain or painted to match the interior of your home. The sizes and shapes these shutters come in will fit any window you may have. These shapes include Sunburst, Rake, Circle, Eyebrow, Arch, Octagon and French Door. The wide variety of shapes allows you to create the best shade setup for your house. Every home design can be complemented with a fitting that brings out the individual style elements of a space.
What about doors? Well, Lexwood shutters can also cover doors, both swing doors and sliding glass doors. Adding shades to your door can give you both uniformity and privacy that you may have been missing before. Door shades help with energy efficiency and add an extra touch of style and personality to any room.
Lexwood shutters can be customized to meet all of your home design needs. With 20 different paint and stain options, you’re sure to find the perfect color match for your home. The finishes contain ultraviolet (UV) inhibitors to reduce fading and maximize the shutters’ lifespan. There are many available features to choose from, including:
- Hidden tilt or tilt rod selections
- Choice of eight hinge colors and 14 frame styles
- Option of 2 1/2″, 3 1/2″ and 4 1/2″ louvers
- Shutter panel configuration
- Knock-down frames with pre-installed magnets
Sunland wood shutters’ robust and lightweight nature makes them excellent for rustic homes and custom designs. Select the perfect color, configuration and shape for your windows and doors with durable basswood shutters.
What About the Price?
Well, since they are made out of wood, they will come with a higher price point compared to vinyl shutters. Although, that cost can be justified if you plan on selling your home or just want the best product out there. Other shutters on the market cannot compare. Basswood shutters come in many styles to perfectly suit your home and are built of long-lasting, sturdy material to ensure your shutters hold up to regular use.
Another added benefit is that their insulating feature will eventually pay them off. Heat loss and retention can become costly. Selecting more energy-efficient shutters will save you money and maintain a comfortable temperature in your house. Keeping them closed during the summer will keep your house cooler.
Since the Lexwood shutters are not hollow, they trap the hot air between the window and the shutters, cutting down on your A.C. bill. During the winter months, keeping them open will heat up your home. Having eastern-facing shutters closed in the morning and western shutters closed in the evening will maximize your energy savings throughout the day. Since they have a lot of visibility, they will let the sun pass into the house, cutting down your heating bill. So, in a way, they could pay themselves off.
What If I Have Pets? Or Small Children?
Many pets love to look out the window, especially cats and often, a window covering can get in the way of their amusement. Traditional blinds can get torn up or the cords can get played with and ripped off. At times they can be a choking hazard to small children. Finding ways to pet-proof your window shades and blinds can reduce wear and tear on your house and keep your pets and children safer.
Since Lexwood shutters don’t use a cord, they can’t be hazardous or ripped off. This prevents any children or pets from chewing, ripping or pulling on lines and loose ends attached to standard blinds. Pets will sometimes destroy traditional blinds, but with Lexwood’s durability, they can’t do that as easily and will give up.
Wooden shutters are much more durable than plastic blinds and can be attached to the window frame, preventing pets from making their way onto the windowsill and your shutters. The added visibility will also prevent your pets from destroying them in the first place.
Will Lexwood Shutters Fit In With My Home?
If you have a very rustic or unique looking home, Lexwood Shutters will be the perfect fit. Polycore shutters definitely have a more modern look, but will fit in with most white or off-white homes.
Why Not Try Lexwood Shutters?
f you have a very rustic or unique-looking home, Lexwood shutters will be the perfect fit. Lexwood shutters are customizable and resistant to damage, making them ideal for homeowners interested in long-lasting, personalized designs.
At Vinyard Blind & Shutter, we are committed to delivering excellent customer service, which is why we offer free measuring and free installation with your shutter purchase. Call us at (951) 447-8561, email us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form below with any questions today.