Why Are Shutters the Most Sought After 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 an array of colors and unique patterns, changing your window into artwork. Just by pulling up the fabric of the shade, your full window is exposed and you can see out onto your Cleveland neighborhood. Draperies also are available in a wide variety of color, fabric, and patterns. They are a traditional choice for a window treatment. Adding thick panels between the drapes and the window allows for light and temperature block-out capabilities. And unlike other window treatments, you won’t have to clean draperies for five years. If you are searching for a window treatment that lasts over 10 years, saves you money 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 lovely and energy efficient. Actually, Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than a similar wood shutter. That’s energy savings you will miss out on with any other window treatment. No other window treatment gives you control over privacy and light as plantation shutters do. And with their large louvers, Polywood plantation shutters give your space a clean contemporary feel whether they’re closed or open.