Why Are Shutters the Most Sought After 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. In addition, they’re not easy to clean. Shades offer a host of colors and unique patterns, transforming your window into artwork. By simply pulling up the fabric of the shade, your entire window is exposed and you can see out onto your Raleigh neighborhood. Draperies also offer a wide assortment of color, fabric, and patterns. They are a traditional alternative for a window treatment. Placing thick panels between the drapes and the window provides you with light and temperature block-out capabilities. And unlike other window treatments, there’s no need to clean draperies for five years. If you are searching for a window treatment that lasts more than 10 years, saves you money on your energy bills, and looks elegant 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 an equivalent wood shutter. That’s energy savings you can’t get 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 contemporary feel whether they’re closed or open.