Why Are Shutters the Ideal Window Treatment? For the budget-conscious, blinds are a temporary window treatment to cover your windows. They tend to deteriorate over time with the strings giving way and the loops that hold the slats in place falling apart. And they’re not easy to clean. Shades offer an array of colors and unique patterns, turning your window into artwork. By effortlessly pulling up the fabric of the shade, your full window is exposed and you can see out onto your Austin neighborhood. Draperies also are available in a wide spectrum of color, fabric, and patterns. They are a traditional alternative for a window treatment. Placing thick panels between the drapes and the window allows for light and temperature block-out capabilities. And unlike other window treatments, there’s no need to clean draperies for five years. If you’re looking for a window treatment that lasts over 10 years, saves you actual bucks 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 charming and energy efficient. In fact, Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than a comparable 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 in vogue feel whether they’re closed or open.