Shutters have become the fashionable window covering the world over and represent the fastest-growing sector of this market in Europe and the USA.
Shutters can withstand extremes of hot and cold, of dry and damp, and are therefore eminently suited to South African conditions.
With style, privacy and security. Shutters enhance the most unique features and interior styles and add value to any property.
Our locally manufactured Decowood shutters are our most popular, cost effective and eco-friendly range of shutters. Suited to all interior design styles, installations and function, they are hardworking and hardwearing and hard to resist!
Decowood shutters are manufactured locally from advanced wood composite. The wood composite is engineered to precise design specifications using individual wood fibres sourced from sustainable forests. Engineered wood products are used in a variety of applications, from home construction to commercial building and industrial products. These products can be used for joists and beams to replace steel in many building projects.
Advanced wood composite is one of the most eco-friendly materials available as it minimises wastage using up to 95% of a tree opposed to the 63% used in the manufacture of solid timber shutters.
By using reinforced engineered wood stiles, we employ a proprietary process that bonds multiple layers of wood to provide on intense level of durability and structural integrity.
Overlapping rabbet stiles improve light block-out and provide privacy.
Our mortise and tenon joints (traditionally used in building construction and the manufacture of furniture) are designed to withstand the shear stress and racking forces applied when operating a shutter.
Our patented polypropylene coating ensures our Decowood shutters are stain-, peel-, crack- and chip resistant. The coating is verified to be environmentally safe, releasing no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) into the air. It contains UV inhibitors that protect the shutters against colour fading and yellowing. This coating makes our Decowood shutters ideal for coastal conditions and extremely easy to clean and maintain.
Manufactured and installed to best practice European and American quality standards.
Features and finishes
The style, privacy, security, insulation and choice our shutters and blinds provide are no secret. For over 30 years, American Shutters®' superior quality, professional service and extensive product range have added value to South African properties nationwide.
As industry pioneer, American shutters® 30 years experience and impressive track record ensures our clients have peace of mind and can trust that we will be able to honour our product guarantees and offer future assistance.
We constantly improve our product range and introduce new products with enhanced features to meet the current demand for energy efficiency, eco-friendly, social investment, choice and quality.
We focus on, and specialise in window and door treatments. Our resources are invested in keeping our shutter and blind ranges up-to-date with technological enhancements, effective and efficient manufacturing and installation processes, leading quality standards, design trends and product development.
Wood is an inherently 'green' material. All our imported and local timber is sourced from sustainable forests.
Our added value benefits pre, during and post the sales process include our Design Service, Online Estimates and Online Showroom. These, along with our professional and customised client service ensure an informed choice and pleasant purchase experience for all our clients.
LET THE SUNSHINE IN
Modern day living with our beautiful climate begs for spaces to be opened up to let the sunshine in and maximise views. Retractable, stacking shutters merge indoor and outdoor living ... extending your space.
Thermowood® Shutters are practical and elegant, custom-made, louvre door shutters, manufactured from a durable, specially engineered wood substitute – extruded PVC – that has been thoroughly tested under stringent humid, hot and dry conditions to ensure longevity.
Whether you want to invite light and a sense of space into your home at the ocean’s edge or in the middle of the Karoo, Thermowood® will deliver on its promise of merging indoor and outdoor living – elegantly.
|Easy to clean||Fire resistant||Provides excellent control of light, noise and temperature||Impervious to moisture, will not swell when wet||Will not crack, split or warp|