The Right Custom Shutters for Windows

Understanding differences in the available options for Hunter Douglas shutters is essential when deciding which shutter to have installed in your home. Like any window treatment, shutters have to function as more than just a decorative covering for your windows. You should choose your shutters to match the décor and style of your home, but you should also make your decision based on the materials that are used in the product because each type has various strengths and weaknesses. At Window Happenings, we serve Tom River, New Jersey and the surrounding 40 miles, including Lavallette and Forked River.


Genuine hardwood plantation shutters, like Hunter Douglas’ Heritance® shutters, are a great way to add timeless elegance to any décor. Hardwood shutters are crafted with seasoned, genuine hardwoods. Visible grain work and a wide range of stain options contribute to the classic and timeless feel of these plantation shutters. Heritance® hardwood shutters are constructed with Truemill® dovetail construction, which is one of the most long-lasting joinery techniques in use. Hardwood shutters are not ideal for rooms or homes that have high levels of humidity, because hardwood can warp and crack much easier than other materials. The cleaning process for genuine hardwood shutters is very simple, but does require more care than other styles. Heritance® hardwood shutters give you the most options when it comes to style. These custom shutters are available in a broad range of stains, paint colors, and finishes, providing you with unlimited style options for your windows. In addition, Heritance® shutters give you the ability to repaint and re-stain whenever you want a change for your décor.


Hybrid plantation shutters, like Hunter Douglas’s NewStyle® shutters, are tougher than genuine hardwood shutters, but allow for less design options. Crafted with a mix of modern materials and genuine hardwoods, for a beautiful yet durable window treatment, NewStyle® hybrid shutters are a great option for any home. Like the Hunter Douglas’s hardwood shutters, NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters are also constructed with Truemill® dovetail construction for long-lasting function within your home. NewStyle® Hybrid shutters are incredibly durable; they can be cleaned with almost any cleaning product, used in any area of the home, and can withstand high humidity without the worry of potential damage. Featuring a grain-like, low-shine finish, giving them a believable, genuine hardwood look, NewStyle® shutters are available in a variety of colors and stains to perfectly match your style. Unlike hardwood shutters, hybrid shutters cannot be repainted or re-stained because the grain-like finish will be removed in the process.


Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ shutters are the most durable plantation shutter Hunter Douglas has to offer. Polysatin™ shutters are made with a UV-resistant compound, which are guaranteed not to warp, chip, crack, peel, discolor, or fade. Regardless of how humid the inside or outside your home is, these shutters are tough enough to withstand any condition. Palm Beach™ shutters come in the most limited range of colors among the three types of shutters. Similar in appearance to a traditional painted shutter, Palm Beach™ shutters are offered in a few neutral shades. As an additional layer of durability, Polysatin™ shutters are finished with Duralux™, a treatment that prevents dents and scratches, so you never have to worry about repainting, re-staining, or sanding your shutters.

If you are still unsure about which Hunter Douglas plantation shutter is right for your home and lifestyle, contact the experts at Window Happenings. Our showroom is located in Toms River, NJ. With over 30 years of experience, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you find amazing window treatments for your home or office.