Why Are Shutters the Ideal Window Treatment? For the budget-conscious, blinds are a temporary window treatment to cover your windows. They are susceptible to deteriorating over time with the strings snapping and the loops that hold the slats in place falling apart. And they’re not easy to clean. Shades offer an array of colors and unique patterns, changing your window into artwork. By effortlessly pulling up the fabric of the shade, your full window is exposed and you can see out onto your Chicago neighborhood. Draperies also are available in a wide variety of color, fabric, and patterns. They are a traditional alternative for a window treatment. Installing 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 rush to clean draperies for five years. If you’re looking for a window treatment that lasts beyond 10 years, saves you real dollars 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 elegant 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. Plantation shutters are unparalleled when it comes to control over privacy and light. And with their large louvers, Polywood plantation shutters give your house a clean contemporary feel whether they’re closed or open.