|What Sets Los Angeles Shutters Apart|
|What We Do||What They Do|
|Superior Materials: 100% Basswood
We use hand-selected, 100% Basswood kiln dried, with stock thickness of nearly an inch and a half, our Northern Basswood will withstand even the harshest environments.
|Inferior Materials: MDF, Vinyl, or Composite
Shutters are furniture for your windows. No self-respecting home owner would want plastic furniture. So make sure your window treatments get the same respect as the rest of the furniture.
|Mortise & Tenon Joinery
Mortise & Tenon joints are designed to allow for maximum glue surface area to withstand shear and racking stress and to ensure the safety of our customers. This joinery has been used for centuries in demanding furniture and building construction because of their combination of superior strength and simplicity.
The industry standard for the joinery of stiles and rails are relying on either glued dowels or screw joints. These will eventually work loose as sold at local home improvement centers.
|5 Stage Acrylic Lacquer Finish
We perform multiple sequences of sanding with fine sandpaper and coating with high-quality stain or paint. The PU (polyurethane) finish produces the characteristics of: hardness, strength, UV-resistance, water-resistance and color retention.
|1 Coat Paint job
If you’re getting a vinyl shutter there is a good chance they will not paint which garuntees yellowing. If you’re getting MDF or Composite shutters, they use inferior water-based paints that will not stand the test of time.
|Mortised, 4 Knuckle Hinges
Mortised hinges are important to achieve a tight fit within your window opening. Without a mortised panel, a gap appears on the hanging side that allows light to break between the panel and selected frame.
Our competitors cut corners by installing this hinges instead of mortising in a stronger hinge. Yes, they do a good job at keeping the gaping small but, our hinges are twice as strong and able to keep the gap smaller than the butterfly hinges can.
|Limited Lifetime Warranty
We stand behind our shutters. We warranty our shutters for a lifetime on the workmanship of the shutter.
It is a huge red flag when your shutter doesn’t have a warranty. A company that does not trust its product is a company you should not trust.
|Stainless Steel Staples
One of the most common problems with plantation shutters is staple failure. We use extra-long stainless steel staples in the louvers and tilt-rod to insure that they do not pull out. The stainless steel staple is resistant to corrosion and temperature changes, which assures that the staples will last the life of window shutters.
Without stainless steel you stand a good chance your staples will rust and eventually breakoff. Not to mention, their staples rarely are long enough, meaning they’ll eventually get pulled out from the louvers.
|Hidden-Recessed Magnetic Catches
We have revolutionized the use of hidden, recessed magnets which allows our window shutters panels to close tightly while also providing a clean and streamlined appearance.
|Double-Roller Catches or Tacked on Magnetic Catches
All other catches look gaudy and stick out of the back of the shutter. No more ugly bulky magnets which fail under normal use.