How To Choose A Window Shutter Supplier

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Choosing a window shutter supplier requires some consideration. It is easy to get swept away in the excitement of choosing your window shutters but then feeling the frustration of needing to choose a window shutter supplier.

You could go on price alone but there are other factors to consider.

Let’s have a look!

1) Sales Process

If you know exactly the sort of shutters you want for your windows and the size then you can go ahead and order online or out of a brochure.

But that isn’t for everyone. Some customers and window shutter suppliers, like us, prefer to have a more in-depth consultation. Window shutters are a long term investment. When properly cared for, decent shutters will last a lifetime so choosing the right ones is important.

We take the time to offer a fully tailored service and product. We don’t have a shop, because we want to see the space, measure the windows or doors, and offer the best solution possible. We will come fully equipped with samples so you can truly imagine your product in your home. This is ideal for those who aren’t sure what they want.

When choosing a window shutter supplier, pick one whose sales process suits your needs.

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2) Aftercare

Shutters require very little maintenance. Often, a quick wipe down with a duster will keep them looking fantastic for years to come.

However, sometimes you will want some aftercare. Perhaps you want to be shown how to use your shutters again, or maybe you would like advice on cleaning and maintaining. Choose a window shutter company who has a great aftercare service.

We supply and fit shutters in Essex and the surrounding areas. We are a local firm and don’t have any big call centres or call handling system. When you ring Shuttertec, you speak to one of the team. You can call us six days a week and we are more than happy to help and advise you.

Our shutters come with a guarantee, too. The length of this depends on the type of shutter you choose for your home, but as a guide, they are usually between 3 years and a lifetime!

3) Fitting  

Fitting your own shutters can be tricky. It isn’t impossible but it is more complicated than hanging curtains. This is especially true if your window shape is awkward, or your shutters are on a track.

Choose a window shutter supplier who will come and fit your shutters for you so you can be absolutely confident that your shutters will work seamlessly for many years to come.

Here at Shuttertec we take our time fitting your shutters. We don’t rush the job because we know the love and enjoyment of the product will be forever tarnished if the service isn’t right.

A well-hung shutter will last a lifetime.

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4) Choice

The range to choose from needs to factor into your process for choosing a window shutter supplier. Different suppliers will provide different products, and there are plenty of shutters out there. Some suppliers only have one or two products, but we like choice, which is why we have such a large range of styles.

Solid panel shutters look great in period homes and provide an extra level of insulation by covering draughty windows. They also great for children’s rooms because they totally block out the light.

Café style shutters cover part of the window and are super for increasing privacy without closing off the entire window.

Tracked shutters are ideal for large windows or to cover bi-folding doors. They fold into themselves and tuck neatly away. They can also be used for wardrobe doors. Versatile and gorgeous!

Then there are blackout shutters, tier on tier shutters, waterproof shutters, shaped shutters and more. You can view our full range of shutters here.

Having a wide range to choose from might give you ideas for your window shutters that you have never previously considered. If choice is important to you or you need inspiration, choose a window shutter supplier that gives you that option.

5) Buy With Confidence

Trading standards have a ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme that provides certification that your window shutter supplier is credible and trustworthy.

Here at Shuttertec we are proud to be a registered member of the scheme. This means Trading Standards have vetted and approved our service and products and agreed we are honest and fair. We are continually monitored to ensure we are upholding their standards.

Because we are coming into your home, we have also been criminal record checked as part of the Buy With Confidence scheme, so you can rest assured that you won’t run into any problems with our fitters and sales consultants. The scheme also makes sure we are fully insured, qualified and experienced, and provide a high level of customer service.

When you are choosing a window shutter supplier, choose one where you know you can Buy with Confidence.

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Book Your Consultation Today

If you would like to speak to us about shutters for your windows, please get in touch with us. We service Essex and beyond.

You can contact us on  0800 023 5754 or email Or, you can book an appointment online.

We would love to hear from you.