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    What to Consider When Selecting Polyclad Shutters for Your Home

    Last updated 6 years ago

    If you’re considering upgrading your window fixtures to polyclad shutters or another type of shutter, then you’ll need to take a few steps in preparation. There is a lot that goes into determining which shutters are best, so use the information below before selecting the right shutters for your home:

     Which Room(s) You Want to Have Shutters Installed

    First, you’ll need to determine which rooms could benefit from plantation shutters. Almost all windows can be fitted with polyclad shutters, but you may only want to have them installed in your bedrooms or living room. Consider how each room will look with shutters on the windows and decide how many rooms you want to upgrade.

     The Style of Polyclad Shutters You Prefer

    Next, you’ll need to choose a preferred style of Polyclad shutters for your home. This might seem like an easy decision to make at first, but there are more than 10 different styles from which to choose. For the most part, you’ll need to decide how many panels you want on your shutters. You can choose between a two-panel, three-panel, four-panel, six-panel, or eight-panel shutter style.  

    The Type of Paneling You Want

    Now you’ll want to determine which material you want used in the construction of your panel. You might choose poly shutters that have been sanded and painted by hand. Or, choose polyclad shutters that are made from a hardpoly panel that is covered in a poly skin for a truly elegant look that is durable and long-lasting.

    The Size of Your Windows

    Your last step is to measure your windows. This will help you determine how many shutter panels you need and how much you can expect to pay for your shutters.


    If you’re in the market for polyclad shutters, then contact Bay Area Vinyl Shutters at (408) 263-3300. We have a wide selection of panel styles and shutters, so visit our website to learn all about our products.

    How to Filter Sun through Venetian Blinds

    Last updated 6 years ago

    If you’ve recently had Venetian blinds applied to your windows, then look to this video to learn how to filter sunlight through them throughout the day.

    You’ll see how changing the direction of the blinds will affect the amount of light entering the room. You’ll also see how to maintain privacy while blocking out the light you want coming into your home.

    If you would like to have functional window coverings installed on the windows in your home, then call Bay Area Vinyl Shutters today at (408) 263-3300. We offer horizontal and vertical blinds, wood and polyclad shutters, shades, and more. Visit our website to learn more about the products we offer.

    4 Care Tips to Make Your Allview Shutters Last Longer

    Last updated 6 years ago

    You’ve made the incredibly wise decision to have Allview Shutters installed on your home windows, because you love the timeless and seamless look they provide and the versatility they offer. To find out how you can preserve your shutters and maintain that classic look, use the information below:

     1.     Dust

    In order to keep your Allview Shutters from looking lackluster, use a soft, clean cloth to dust them thoroughly. A thin layer of dust will make your shutters look discolored and could permanently stain them over time. Dust once a week to avoid discoloration.

    2. Wipe

    Dusting will go a long way in making your Allview Shutters last longer, but you’ll also need to use a damp cloth to wipe them down as well. Despite your efforts to dust, dirt and other particles will collect in the corners of the shutters, making them look old and dirty. To avoid this look, take a damp cloth and wipe the blinds until all of the dirt is gone. Then, take a dry cloth and soak up all of the moisture so that the hard water doesn’t disturb the finish.

    3. Clean

    Once a year, break out a soft sponge, a bucket of water, and a mild detergent and thoroughly clean your Allview Shutters. If you don’t have the time to dust and wipe your shutters once a week, then you may need to break out the bucket a few times a year. Remember not to scrub your shutters as this could damage the glossy finish and don’t leave moisture sitting on them for too long.

    4. Be Gentle

    The best thing you can do to preserve your Allview Shutters is to be gentle when handling them. Don’t swing the shutters too hard or yank on the lever as this could create dents in the wood and overused hinges that will need to be replaced.


    If you would like to install low-maintenance Allview Shutters, then visit Bay Area Vinyl Shutters. We offer durable, flame-resistant shutters that look great in any home. To learn more or schedule your installation, call (408) 263-3300.

    Looking for More Resources from Bay Area Vinyl Shutters?

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Window treatments can provide your home with protection from the elements, privacy from the neighbors, and a complement to your décor. Visit these resources to learn more about choosing window coverings for your home. For more information, call Bay Area Vinyl Shutters at (408) 263-3300.

    Shutters come in many shapes and sizes. Find out more about using shutters in your home on this page.

     -  Vinyl shutters are easy to clean. Learn more about how to care for them on this page.

     -  Get some tips on how to choose window coverings that offer light control on this page.


    3 Best Window Shade Types for Living in a Sunny State

    Last updated 6 years ago


    If the sun is brutal in your town, then you need window shades that will give you the power to block out the light. Consider these window shades for your home so you can enjoy natural light at your own convenience:



    Eco-friendly shades

    Eco-friendly shades and shutters can regulate the temperature in your home even when the blazing sun is trying to heat up your interior. Materials like energy-saving polyclad will keep your home insulated so the hot air stays outside and the cool air stays inside. Not only are you helping the environment with eco-friendly products, you are also saving yourself some money in utility bills.

    Roller Shades

    Roller shades let you enjoy the benefits of natural light without having to suffer from its debilitating rays. Roller shades have interior control fabrics, which protect you from the unnecessary heat and harmful rays of the sun without keeping you in pitch-black darkness. You can get rid of problems with glare, keep the interior temperature regulated, and still have a spectacular view of the outside.

    Cellular Shades

    If you want to leave your room bathed in a soft glow while giving yourself some privacy, then cellular shades are for you. Cellular shades have individual cells in the shapes of honeycombs, which make these window treatments fashionable and energy-efficient. You can find styles that either filter light or completely darken a room depending on your tastes. Choose from over 100 fabrics to find cellular shades that fit with any décor.


    Find all of your window shades, blinds, and plantation shutters at Bay Area Vinyl Shutters. Our great selection of window treatments can make it more bearable to live in a sunny state. For more information visit our website or call (408) 263-3300.

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