Real quality since 1966 Discover our difference
Los Angeles California of American grown basswood from renewable forests.
All wood is kiln dried to prevent warping or cracking.
All panels are hand sanded for a velvet finish using long lasting finishes that are environmentally safe and non-toxic.
Our shutters are the smart choice for light control, energy efficiency and noise insulation.
9430 De Soto Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Tel: (800) 882-2223
Fax: (818) 772-0490
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“A well informed consumer is our best customer.”
Since 1966, Shutters and More has been manufacturing and installing furniture grade, solid Basswood plantation window shutters and louvered closet doors. Everything is proudly made in the USA, and our meticulous refinement of the details has continuously positioned us as the premier shutter company in the Los Angeles area.
Before making a final purchase decision, we encourage you to visit our website and showroom, and carefully investigate self-proclaimed “equals”. Less expensive products can claim equality, but under examination, the contrasts will become obvious.
Why choose Shutters and More for your custom shutter investment.
We are Los Angeles shutter experts! Since 1966 we have been manufacturing and installing the world's finest hand-crafted plantation shutters for homeowners, interior designers, architects and contractors around the Los Angeles area. With years of specialist joinery experience and a passion for elegant design, we are constantly inspired to design new products and new finishing techniques.
Custom shutters are a beautiful, cost effective way to enhance the value of your home. We'll help you select a style and finish, as well as explain your options for decorative and functional enhancements.
Shutters are available in several distinctly different levels of quality, and understanding these differences is critical to your purchasing decision process. So before you decide, here are some things to consider when comparing companies.
Quality of materials we use
We have noticed that in the shutter industry the terms 'custom made', 'premium', 'top grade' and even 'finest quality' are used with abandon and seemingly often without qualification. A plethora of shutter companies have entered the Los Angeles market over the last few years. With such a bewildering amount of companies to choose from, how on earth does one know the provenance of their shutters?
There are those who offer shutters that are manufactured in China. These shutters are assembled using stock materials that are made from pre-sized components. To call these “custom” is misleading as it suggests the components used are made specifically for each customer’s window application. These companies also offer shutters made from a variety of different inferior materials such as MDF, faux, finger jointed, laminated or other imitation woods. They are heavily painted so each is indistinguishable from the other when delivered, but over time it will telegraph through. In our opinion it would be misleading to describe any of these materials as premium, finest quality or even top grade woods. At Shutters and More, we use exclusively 100% solid select Basswood - no engineered, finger-joint, faux, laminated or pressed material imitations which could later show through the finish. Our kiln dried Basswood comes exclusively from Wisconsin or Michigan and from State certified forest lands.
Trust and Reputation
Buy from a company that you can trust. See how long the company has been in business. Check the Better Business Bureau (1-800-834-1119) #13124359 and the Contractors State License Board (1-800-321-2752) #594550 for complaint history. Ensure that they have adequate liability, workers compensation and auto insurance in place and are licensed and bonded for your protection. Choose a shutter company that has been in business for a while, so that your investment is protected. We are a family owned business and have been manufacturing and installing custom shutters since 1966,
Always use a company that has a showroom where all the available shutter configurations are on display allowing you to "feel and touch" the shutters and select colors, louver size, hardware, framing and stile profiles, divider rails, smooth or sandblasted, beveled glass inserts, sliding shutters, specialty shapes and many more options. Our showroom is open Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm, or weekends by appointment. Visit our facility to see our shutter quality, get a free estimate, and compare.
Factory direct - Because we are the shutter manufacturer, you are buying at factory direct prices, with no middlemen or dealer/retail relationships. We will measure, manufacture and provide a clean and professional installation (No sub-contractors or installers paid by the square foot)
We offer a free in home estimate where the estimate and design of your shutters is completed by employees with hands on factory manufacturing experience, and where the factory fabrication work order is engineered by the same person who saw your windows in your house so they understand the decor requirements. The shutters should be personalized to fit your windows precisely (no pre made panels or components.) Our designer showroom displays all our products, or for your convenience, a designer will come to your home with samples for a FREE in home estimate.
Construction specifications of the panels
We manufacture our shutters to your unique specifications. All our interior and exterior shutters are custom built to the exact specifications of your windows so they fit perfectly and will provide better energy efficiency, light control and privacy. We offer free professional measuring and design. We don't use any pre made panels or component pieces. Everything is custom made to fit your specific window. All hardware including hinges, magnets, dowels, etc. are of the highest quality available and engineered for a lifetime of trouble free use.
Finish - We use exclusively furniture grade nitro cellulous non yellowing lacquer paints with UV resistance. We show our commitment to quality and superior craftsmanship and also offer free custom stains and paint color matches. (No company selected colors for you to choose from).
Performance - Enjoy the energy efficiency as well as the beauty that wood shutters add to your windows. According to the National Association of Home Builders, “windows are the largest source of heat loss in the winter and the greatest culprit of heat gain in the summer, due to their low insulating ability and high air leakage rates. Windows are typically energy losers, and can be responsible for losing 25 to 50% of the energy used to heat or cool homes.”
Wood shutters bring value and energy savings to your home all year round by blocking solar heat gain and loss. At the same time they offer UV protection helping to keep your home cool. Your shutter investment will reduce your heating bills and keep the cost of cooling your home down during the hot summer months, and will pay for themselves with lower energy bills by increasing the energy efficiency of your home. They will also reduce sound, as well as protect your floors and furniture from the harmful UV rays. This is only possible with a proper fit which requires a knowledgeable and experienced installer. We do not use any sub-contractors or installers paid by the square foot, employees only.
Warranty - The construction and installation of your shutters and louver doors are warranted to you, the original purchaser against manufacturer’s defects (product and installation) for the buyers lifetime, and if you sell your home, the remaining balance is also fully transferable to your home’s new buyer, as follows:
A limited lifetime warranty on installation, workmanship and labor (when installed by Shutters and More, Inc.), and a full ten (10) year warranty on all structural components which includes all moving parts, staples and louver tension. All paint finishes carry a ten (10) year warranty, (except for re-finishing which carries no warranty) and two (2) years on all stains. Additionally there is a lifetime warranty against bleeding.
Compare - To find the best value, you should shop and compare. But be sure you are comparing similar products. Come to our showroom where you can see all the available options on display so you can “feel and touch”, select colors, louver sizes, hardware, framing options, etc. Some companies use misleading pricing structures based on square footage pricing. We provide an all inclusive price for the entire project, and will walk you through the entire purchasing process. Remember all our shutters are proudly made in the USA.
Price match: If a competitive estimate is produced for a “like” shutter, including installation and warranty, Shutters and More will match the pricing. Just present the competitive estimate for review.
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