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Lowe's Home Depot Gator Blinds
Premium Faux Wood Blinds 2" $144.00 $164.00 $  95.00
Premium Wood Blinds 2" $196.00 $206.00 $143.00
Measuring / Estimate Blinds $ 35.00 $ 50.00 F R E E

Installation Blinds $118.00 $118.00 F R E E
Polywood Shutters $24.46 per sf. $24.50 per sf. $17.95 per sf.*
incl. installation
Alu Core Poly Shutters - - - - - - - - - - $17.95 per sf.* no additional cost for framing
incl. installation
Composite wood Shutters - - - - - - - - - - $17.95 per sf.* incl. installation
Wood Shutters painted $31.00 per sf. $27.00 per sf. $18.95 per sf.* incl. installation
Wood Shutters stained $36.00 per sf. $30.50 per sf. $21.95 per sf.* incl. installation
Prices effective January 2011. Actual prices may vary. Prices based on 60" x 60" size.
* Sales Tax not included - min. order 50 sf.




Shutter Rails Comparing
ALU CORE Poly Shutters
with Traditional Wood,
Synthetic Vinyl
and Polywood Shutters

ALU CORE Poly Shutters comparison

It is important to bear in mind that ALU CORE Poly Shutters is not your usual cheap and inferior “poly” or synthetic “wood”.
It is a high-tech, strong and resilient material - in fact perfect for the construction of high quality plantation shutters.
What is more, it is constantly being improved such is the versatility of this recently discovered polymer.
Here is a detailed list of the specific advantages that ALU CORE Poly Shutters have to offer over the more traditional wooden and especially over the synthetic window shutters made from vinyl or Polywood.


ALU CORE Poly Shutters superiority over traditional shutters:
They are waterproof and don’t absorb moisture.
They have a high quality painted finish and don't need to be repainted.
They have a box shaped cross-sectional aluminum core the full length of every component of the frame and of course the louvers themselves.
The louvers are straight, never flex or bend and are thinner than their wooden or synthetic equivalents.
Their thinness and non warping allow for greater light control and temperature insulation. The staples used in ALU CORE Poly Shutters recommended here glue themselves to the tilt rod and louvers in the construction process.
They are considerably cheaper than traditional wooden plantation shutters.
These ALU CORE Poly Shutters are highly practical and durable for indoor use.
They are temperature stabilized, heat and steam resistant, so are particularly suitable in kitchens and bathrooms.
They have a “V-0 fire rating” - the highest you can get. This allows them to be used in commercial buildings over three stories.
Their high-tech paint finish allows for easy cleaning; however abrasive cleaners should be avoided.
There is generally only a two-week delivery from the time of ordering.
Even when as exterior shutters, they require less regular maintenance. One point to be aware of is that although ALU CORE Poly Shutters may be used on the outside of buildings, it may not be the most suitable product for exterior use in geographical areas subject to extreme cold. You can of course discuss this in full detail when ordering.

ALU CORE Poly Shutters superiority over V i n y l:
Vinyl is generally hollow, which makes it less rigid and has a very low insulating value. Vinyl does not lock out bright lights due to its hollow construction.
Vinyl has that cheap look and feel.
The vinyl louvers are very flimsy which gives away its poor quality.
Parts of the vinyl shutters are often made of plastic that degrade in sunlight causing their short life and early failure.
Vinyl shutters become discolored over time due to exposure to sunlight.

ALU CORE Poly Shutters advantages over P o l y W o o d ™
The reinforced aluminum core used within ALU CORE Poly Shutters construction allows for a greater width of the louver.
This gives the option of being able to manufacture wider panels which in turn allows for a bigger view of the outside.
Most PolyWood ™ shutters will not be more than 28 inches wide.
ALU CORE Poly Shutters plantation shutters panel widths can be constructed to a width of up to 3 feet (36 inches).
ALU CORE Poly Shutters material has any harder, more resilient surface that better withstands accidental knocks, scratches and dents.
ALU CORE Poly Shutters manufacturers delivery times are generally much faster than PolyWood ™.
ALU CORE Poly Shutters stile and rail joints are more robust.
ALU CORE Poly Shutters are bolted and/or screwed together whereas these PolyWood ™ constructions are usually glued.
ALU CORE Poly Shutters construction using bolt and screws allows for easy replacement of the damaged louvers.
ALU CORE Poly Shutters movers and rails do not suffer from uneven gaps or cracks due to their precision co-extruded manufacturing.
ALU CORE Poly Shutters do not use rubber flaps that degrade and obstruct the mechanism as in PolyWood ™.
ALU CORE Poly Shutters panels can be opened and closed separately, so providing a more versatile control of light.

With the ever increasing danger of unpredictable and extreme weather conditions, it is useful to realize that ALU CORE construction shutters can still be used on the outside of buildings. There are various limitations to their use which are typical to exterior shutters.

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SUMMER CO-EFFICIENT VALUES ARE IMPORTANT


How about
Costco, Lowes and Home Depot?


They all sell shutters.
You would believe they sell them for less.
However you would be incorrect.
Shutters you can buy from Gator Blinds® for
$15.99‐$25 per square foot
sells at Costco, Lowes or Home Depot for $25‐$35 per square foot.



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“SHUTTERCATION”
Shutter Education
What’s the Difference Between
Real Wood and Faux Wood?

About 15 years ago we started to see shutters being manufactured from synthetic materials like polymers
and foams. It used to be shutters were
built by craftsmen and artisans.
Today several manufacturers are mass producing
the parts out of wood and polymers, making the manufacturing process much more stream‐lined and more precise.
Today’s shutters are much higher quality and much less expensive than just 10 years ago.
At first glance, wood shutters and faux wood shutters look the same. However, upon further inspection, the true differences are revealed.


What are the Benefits of Real Wood Shutters? 

Real wood shutters provide a wider range of stains and colors.
In stain colors they also tend to look more authentic.
There’s nothing quite like a beautifully finished shutter in a deep stain.

What are the benefits of Faux Wood Shutters? 

Faux wood shutters are impervious to most environments including damp air
and open windows. Faux wood shutters never need re‐finishing.
Composite Wood Blinds combine the rich look of wood with strength of advanced polymers. More economical than genuine wood blinds,
Composite wood blinds are resistant to:
moisture, scratching, chipping, warpage, fading and cracking.
They provide a life time of resilient beauty and the answer to
Florida's intense heat and humidity!
Specialty Shapes are available in AluCore Poly Shutters® from Gator Blinds®

How do I get the Best Finish? 

The answer is rather odd.
It mostly depends on the country of origin.
If you order real wood, and it’s made in the US, you’re likely to get an
inferior finish due to EPA regulations on painting.
From China we get complete shutters, and we get pre‐made parts.
Several companies order the parts made in China and then assemble them to the ordered size here in the US. This cuts down delivery time.
Faux wood shutters seem to always have superior finishes regardless of
where they are made.
Products made in Mexico seem to have very poor workmanship and poor finishes.
Gator Blinds® offers an American product manufactured in Orlando FL,
called AluCore Poly Shutters® with 25 years warranty !


Always ask your shutter consultant
where your shutters are being manufactured.


Are the Hinges and Hardware Important? 

a. Yes. There are several different types of hinges including different colors and sizes. There are also hidden hinges available from a few manufacturers and “Post Hinges” available from Italy. Stay away from the post hinges as they are very weak.
b. The magnets are important provided they work well. They come in many different styles, and the manufacturers like to tell you their magnets are better.
c. The staples on the tilt bar are vital. Most people seem to think the tilt bar is for opening and closing the shutter. It is not, it’s for tilting the vanes. Many people have experienced the staples coming out or breaking. Today’s shutter manufacturers use stainless steel staples made just for shutters. It’s very rare to see one break today.


What type of Frame should I use? 

There are several different types of frames.
There are 3 basic categories. Deco, Z Frame and L frame.
Each comes in several different designs.
Since every window is different it’s up to your shutter consultant to help you
to determine which is best for your windows.
There are also special frames for sliding glass doors, bay windows and arch windows. Most manufacturers will offer a wide variety of frames.
Most popular is the Z frame. They make most any window look like a million bucks!


What about delivery times? 

Shutters take some time to make.
Shutters that take 6‐10 weeks they come mostly from China.
US made shutters take mostly 4‐6 weeks.

Gator Blinds Shutters which are local take 2 weeks.


I Leave My Windows Open at Night, Is That OK? 

Yes, if you buy a faux wood shutter.
Never leave a real wood shutter open to the night air.
It will prematurely age it, and the paint will peal.


How can I find a Certified Shutter Consultant? 

Your local Certified Shutter Consultant is Gator Blinds®
Call (407) 462 - 7750 or Contact us


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