When you’re looking for a shutter company, make sure to look for some key words- American Made, 100% Basswood, Quality and Custom. Why basswood? Basswood is a superior wood because it is among the straightest of hardwoods with a fine uniform texture and indistinct grain. It can be sanded and stained to a smooth finish, and it is lightweight yet very strong. Jacoby Company provides all of those things. Here are some helpful tips for the consumer before purchasing shutters.
1. GREAT INVESTMENT
Shutters add value to your home. IF you ever plan on selling your home, real estate agents will list “Featuring Plantation Shutters”. As much as we love draperies because we pride ourselves as The Draperistas, shutters give value over any other window treatment option.
2. SAFE FOR KIDS
A lot of our customers are parents with young children. If you are one just that, know that 100% bass wood Jacoby shutters are the perfect choice for your kids rooms or for a whole house. There is no toxic chemicals in the shutters unlike ones made oversees. Also, they are very easy to open and close. Some parents get worried when window treatments have cords and understandably so since kids can choke on cords.
3. LIGHT BYE BYE
When you close your shutters, your room will become dark- not blackout. We have them in our house and they block out enough light that when we wake up in the morning it isn’t because the room is bright. Some people are more sensitive to light. In that case, you can put a black out honeycomb inside the window and a shutter as an outside mount. This will give you the blackout affect you want!
4. WHY AMERICAN MADE MATTERS
We feel it is extremely important to support America whenever we can. The basswood from our shutters comes from the mid west and they are locally made in the heart of Los Angeles. Being that the shutters are made in Los Angeles, this allows us to have the best quality control.
5. WHAT ARE QUALITY SHUTTERS?
The shutters louvers should be smooth and stay in the desired position throughout the lifetime of the shutter. A quality paint or stain finish is essential to the overall satisfaction with your shutter purchase. A paint finish should be smooth, thick, and complete. You should be unable to feel the wood grain and it should show through the paint. A stain finish should be even with a proper top protective coat.