As Florida residents we know why it is referred to as “The Sunshine State”. While natural light and heat from the sun can be helpful in heating savings, we also know that the sunshine can easily overheat our homes, as well as fade our furnishings and flooring.

Window shutters are the perfect solution for Florida homes: both functional and beautiful, these window treatments will give a lasting value and easy maintenance for years to come.

Here are 5 of our favorite shutter designs.

1. Woodlore

Woodlore by Norman Shutters are an Eco-Smart Engineered Wood Shutter, which have a solid MDF core. By utilizing 95% of the tree, not only does it eliminate waste, but a green solution as well. It is real wood in an advanced state, which is protected by a polypropylene coating. They are more heat resistance than PVC and vinyl shutters and very durable, even more so than regular wood shutters. These shutters won’t chip or crack, stain, yellow or fade over time, thanks to the patented polypropylene coating. They are also very easy to clean, so you’ll never be stuck dusting for hours.

Other benefits and features include:

  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Available in a smooth painted finish in a select choice of whites, off whites and neutral paint colors.
  • Recessed Magnets
  • Reinforced Engineered Stiles
  • Invisible Tilt: The tilt bar has been eliminated for a clean look. The louvers tilt like magic with the gear driven system that is built into each stile.
  • Perfect Tilt: Motorized tilting system for an added convenience and luxury.

2. Woodlore Plus

Woodlore Plus by Norman Shutters are made with ABS co-polymer materials. This technology is the same found in the manufacturing process of products such as auto parts and helmets. Although it is a beautiful solution to most windows and doors, it is also a perfect solution for bathrooms and kitchens that are prone to moisture. And, just like Woodlore Shutters, they are guaranteed not to chip, crack, stain, yellow or fade over time. They also resist warping and shrinking and clean up easily.

Other benefits and features include:

  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Available in a smooth painted finish in many different choices of whites, off whites and some neutral paint colors.
  • Recessed Magnets
  • Reinforced Engineered Stiles
  • Up to 36” wide panels (Providing an unobstructed view)
  • Available in many specialty shapes and french door cutouts
  • Invisible Tilt: The tilt bar has been eliminated for a clean look. The louvers tilt like magic with the gear driven system that is built into each stile.
  • Perfect Tilt: Motorized tilting system for an added convenience and luxury.

3. Normandy

Normandy by Norman Shutters are manufactured from real hardwood that is derived from Phoenix Wood trees, which regenerates itself from the stump in just 7-8 years. Sustainably made, these shutters are easy to care for and add an elegant, natural look to your home.

Other benefits and features include:

  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Available in a smooth painted finish in many different choices of whites, off whites, a wide variety of paint colors and large selection of stains.
  • Recessed Magnets
  • Reinforced Engineered Stiles
  • Prescription Wood Conditioning: A unique drying process which reduces shrinking and swelling.
  • Mortise and Tenon Joinery: A process found in heirloom furniture.
  • Quarter Sawn Louvers: A tighter grain – for more resistance to cupping, twisting and warping.
  • Up to 42” wide panels (Providing an unobstructed view)
  • Available in many specialty shapes and french door cutouts.
  • Decorative Accessories: Including panel pulls and panel locks.
  • Invisible Tilt: The tilt bar has been eliminated for a clean look. The louvers tilt like magic with the gear driven system that is built into each stile.
  • Perfect Tilt: Motorized tilting system for an added convenience and luxury.

4. Sussex

Sussex, also know as NormanTeak by Norman Shutters offers unmatched customization for Florida homeowners who demand only the best. This top of the line hardwood shutter is hand sanded and painted or stained multiple times to ensure a superior finish. It is eco-friendly since it is made from Norman-farmed hardwood, providing a stronger and finely grained finish.

Other benefits and features include:

  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Available in a smooth painted finish in many different choices of whites, off whites, a wide variety of paint colors and a very large selection of stains. Custom paint and stains available.
  • Recessed Magnets
  • Reinforced Engineered Stiles
  • Prescription Wood Conditioning: A unique drying process which reduces shrinking and swelling.
  • Mortise and Tenon Joinery: A process found in heirloom furniture.
  • Quarter Sawn Louvers: A tighter grain – for more resistance to cupping, twisting and warping.
  • Up to 42” wide panels (Providing an unobstructed view)
  • Available in any shape imaginable, including french door cutouts
  • Decorative Accessories: Including panel pulls and panel locks.
  • Invisible Tilt: The tilt bar has been eliminated for a clean look. The louvers tilt like magic with the gear driven system that is built into each stile.
  • Perfect Tilt: Motorized tilting system for an added convenience and luxury.

5. AquaShield Woodbury

Woodbury, also known as AquaShield by Norman Shutters is an excellent solution for Florida homes by the ocean or waterways. These waterproof and UV protected shutters resist moisture, and therefore avoid shrinking and warping. Manufactured from advanced ABS polymer, they are also a great alternative for windows in showers and bathtubs. AquaShield is guaranteed not to chip, crack, stain, yellow or fade over time. It also resists warping and shrinking and cleans up easily.

Other benefits and features include:

  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Available in a smooth painted finish in many different choices of whites and off whites.
  • Recessed Magnets
  • Reinforced Engineered Stiles
  • Up to 36” wide panels (Providing an unobstructed view)
  • Waterproof when stainless steel hardware is selected
  • Available in many specialty shapes and french door cutouts
  • Invisible Tilt: The tilt bar has been eliminated for a clean look. The louvers tilt like magic with the gear driven system that is built into each stile.

There are a number of great shutter options for Florida homeowners. Florida Custom Blinds, Shades & Shutters can help you decide the best choice for you and your unique style.

Ready to get started? Contact us today for your complimentary in-home consultation!