Why Are Shutters the Most Wanted Window Treatment? For the budget-conscious, blinds are a temporary window treatment to cover your windows. Chances are they will deteriorate over time with the strings snapping and the loops that hold the slats in place falling apart. Not to mention, they are difficult to clean. Shades offer a variety of colors and unique patterns, changing your window into artwork. By simply pulling up the fabric of the shade, your whole window is exposed and you can see out onto your Gainesville neighborhood. Draperies also are available in a wide spectrum of color, fabric, and patterns. They are a traditional choice 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 need to clean draperies for five years. If you’re looking for a window treatment that lasts over 10 years, saves you real dollars on your energy bills, and looks lovely on your windows, shutters are the choice for your home. Not only are shutters durable, but they’re also exquisite and energy efficient. As a matter of fact, Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than a comparable 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 space a clean contemporary feel whether they’re closed or open.