Shutter Envy Blogs

June 19, 2017

Patio Roller Shades – Keeping Your Patio Cooler in The Summer

Is your patio too hot in the summer? Would you like to extend the use of your patio during the hot summer months? Shutter Envy’s patio roller shades could be the perfect, affordable solution.

Patio roll down shades will extend the use of your patio during the hot months by blocking up to 90% of the Arizona sun and heat while also reducing the glare of the sun onto your patio and other windows.

Our shades are offered with upgraded hardware, 90% solar screen material and hand crank operation. Upgraded motorization with either a wall switch or remote control is available as well as sun/wind sensors to fully automated the operation of your screen.

Our solar sun screen material will also offer daytime privacy while still allowing outward visibility so you can see your backyard. Cable guides will also be mounted on both sides of the screen to assure that the screen does not sway when the winds start to pick up.

Our screen fabric is available in a variety of colors including the most popular colors black, brown, stucco and beige.

Call us today for additional information or to schedule you’re on site measurement and consultation. Kevin can be reached at 602-295-6864 or Connie at 602-295-6865.

September 1, 2015

Shutter Envy featured in the October 2015 issue of the Sun City Festival Encore Magazine

An article about Shutter Envy and our window covering products will be included in the October issue of the Encore Magazine, distributed to the residents of Sun City Festival in Buckeye. Window treatments are the finishing touches on a home. Plantation shutters remain an extremely popular selection that offer both a traditional and modern look to your decorating styles. Standard 2? and 2.5? window blinds, vertical blinds as well as cellular honeycomb shades are also common choices.

Whatever your decorating style, choose Shutter Envy to provide you with a FREE In-Home consultation and FREE product installation. Please click on the link below to view the PDF attachment to read more about our company.

Link to article as a PDF Document.

May 7, 2015

Shutter Envy featured in Gilbert Sun News!

We are very proud to have a feature article writing about the success of our company in the Gilbert Sun News! Connie and Kevin founded Shutter Envy in 2004 on the basic principle of providing superior customer service with the highest quality window covering products. Please click on the link below or download the pdf attachment to read more about our company.

Gilbert Sun News:
Shutter Envy offers top quality products, personalized service

Link to article as a PDF Document.

March 5, 2012

Coming Soon…Woven Wood Draperies

We are very excited to announce a new product being offered by Alta, a division of Hunter Douglas Window Coverings. Woven Wood Draperies will combine the best looks of a woven wood in a vertical application like a drapery.

Woven Wood Draperies will bring a whole new dimension to decorating. These blinds will be perfect for sliding arcadia doors, double or triple french doors as well as large windows in the family or living room areas.

These shades will be offered in a variety of fabric styles including reeds, grasses, rattan, bamboo and other organic materials that are woven to form a unique tapestry. Woven Wood Draperies will be combined with custom finished rods and brackets in addition to optional metallic grommets to coordinate with the drapery material.

Privacy liners will also be available including light filtering or blackout liners that are sewn under the tape bindings on the back side of the drapery for a look that’s clean and finished.

Want more information? Ask a Shutter Envy design consultant today for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

December 23, 2011

Fabric Shutters – The New Window Covering Solution

A common question we get everyday is regarding sliding arcadia doors. What do we have besides standard white plastic vertical blinds to cover a sliding door?

Well, we have several excellent solutions for sliding patio doors including fabric vertical blinds, vertical cellular shades called Vertiglides, vertical sheer draperies and also a new solution, Fabric Shutters.

We have found that our Fabric Shutters are a perfect solution for customers looking for a new, fresh look without breaking the bank. Fabric Shutters are made of furniture grade wood framing but unlike typical louvered shutters, fabric is inserted into the panels to provide you with light filtering privacy.

Our Fabric Shutters are offered in several frame and fabric styles. Operation of these Shutters is either Bi-Folding or By-Pass (Sliding). And best of all, our Fabric Shutters can be mounted outside of the window openings (Sliding Doors) or inside the window sills (minimum 3″ depth).

Sound interesting? Click here Fabric Shutters and learn more about these new window coverings along with viewing several pictures of completed projects.

November 19, 2011

Cellular Honeycomb Shades are a Customer Favorite!

During our almost 10 years in business selling window coverings, a popular blind that is always one of our top sellers are cellular honeycomb shades “Cell Shades”. Cell shades have been a favorite selection of our customers due to many reasons, including:

  • High energy efficiency ratings to help with the hot Arizona summers and cold Arizona winters.
  • Selection of dozens of fabric colors and styles.
  • Upgraded cord options including continuous cord loops and the popular “No Cord” system for additional child safety.
  • Several pleat sizes including 1/2″ single cell, 3/4″ single cell, 1/2″ double cell and triple cell.
  • Room Darkening “Black Out” shades for those customer wanting bedrooms dark and cool. Our Room Darkening shades are also perfect for Theatre Rooms!
  • Remote control motorization available for those hard to reach windows.
  • Clean color coordinated head rail and bottom rails.
  • Manufacturer’s Lifetime Warranty.

Would you like additional information on our cellular honeycomb shades or other window covering products? Please call us today to schedule your FREE In-Home Consultation and product demonstration. 602-295-6864.

October 5, 2011

Shutter Envy now offers Milgard Vinyl Replacement Windows

We have been selling and installing high quality plantation shutters and blinds, at the very best prices available anywhere, for almost 10 years. Wow, time sure does fly. Over the years, one of the most common questions we receive is: “Can you refer anyone to replace our existing windows”?

Well, we certainly can. Shutter Envy is excited to have partnered with a local Phoenix distributor of one of the finest replacement windows available on the market today…Milgard. In performing our research, Milgard consistently ranked very high in comparison to other window manufacturers. Some of the benefits of a Milgard replacement window are:

*** Two lines of Milgard windows including the popular Style Line Vinyl Windows and Doors as well as the upgraded Tuscany Vinyl Replacement Windows.

*** FULL LIFETIME MANUFACTURER WARRANTY. If anything ever goes wrong with one of the Milgard windows or doors, it will be fixed at no charge for as long as the original owner lives in the home. Parts and labor included.

*** Style Line slimmer frame profile for a contemporary look and maximum view.

*** Milgard SunCoat Low-E insulating glass standard.

*** Milgard Positive Action Locking System (PAL) for added security and peace of mind. Milgard’s patented SmartTouch lock is standard on all Tuscany sliding windows.

*** National coverage with local service. Our Milgard windows are manufacturered locally for quicker installation and better customer service.

*** Upgraded 3D MAX energy package availalbe to improve u-factor by at least 20%.

*** Milgard has been named “Best Quality in Nation” six times by Builder magazine and “Most Preferred Vinyl Window” three times by both Professional Remodeler and Professional Builder magazines.

We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you about replacing your existing windows with a high quality Milgard replacement window. Please plan to give us a call soon to schedule your free n-home consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

July 14, 2011


Are you looking for a southwest window covering decoration? Or maybe you have knotty woodwork or cabinets in your home. Either way, our Knotty Alder and Knotty Basswood plantation shutters may be your perfect window covering solution.

Many home builders in recent years have been utilizing knotty wood products to complete the home interior. Possibilities include flooring, floor base boards, interior and exterior doors, interior trim work, as well as kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Have you considered complementing your interior decorating style with rustic looking knotty shutters?

Knotty Alder and Knotty Basswood shutters will provide more wood character then typical painted wood shutters. The knots will be scattered throughout the shutter louvers, rails and framing. Some of the knots will be smaller while others may be a little bit larger providing a knot “opening” though the entire louver.

Our knotty shutters may also be stained to match other woodwork in the home. But, maybe the best looking knotty shutter is the natural wood color that has a clear finish or light stain to enhance the knots.

Our southwest knotty shutters are available with a variety of framing options to complete the look of your new window covering. You may also choose between a 3.5″ or 4.5″ louvers as well as optional divider rails…all at no additional charge.

Sound interesting? Please give us a call to schedule your FREE in-home consultation. We measure your windows for free and bring our working samples for you to view in your home. And as always, installation of your new shutters and blinds is always FREE as well.

Kevin and Connie

June 2, 2011

It’s that time of year in Arizona. HOT, HOT, HOT!

What are Solar Screens?

Solar Screens are the most effective window treatments that you can apply to your home for lowering energy bills by stopping the heat transfer through your windows and doors while still maintaining your view.

Solar Screens are exterior full-length screens that cover the entire glass of your windows and doors. Solar Screens work in three different ways:

  • Shading Coeffiency – the amount of shade created between the solar screen and exterior pane of glass.
  • Reflectivity – reflecting the direct sun’s rays of light off of the screen, defusing the amount of direct sun’s rays.
  • Absorption – the heat that is absorbed and held into the screen material itself and then dispersed back into the air away from the glass.

Why Twitchell Textilene Screens?

Since 1928, Twitchell has offered only the highest quality custom fabrics for the world’s leading manufacturers.

Textilene is made of PVC coated woven polyester non-stretch yarn.

Textilene is flame retardant, heat sealable, mildew resistant and stable under either hot or cold temperatures. Applications for TEXTILENER include indoor/outdoor casual furniture, umbrellas, safety fabrics (including orange safety vests), barriers, erosion control, cots, window shades, solar screens, and more.

Textilene is only made out of woven polyester because of its proven durability and performance qualities, as compared to fiberglass based solar screen products. Fiberglass based products do not have the ability to hold their color and the stability of the product itself over a reasonable period of time.

We do not use fiberglass in any of our solar screening products.

Twitchell Textilene is the #1 solar screening on the market today for quality, durability, and performance for the Arizona Heat.

Sound interesting? Give Shutter Envy a call today to schedule your free in-home consultation. And don’t wait too long. Textilene sunscreens qualify for the SRP and APS energy rebate as well as the federal IRS energy tax credit.


March 27, 2011

Shutter Envy Talks About Shutters!

Our blog post today will discuss the various types of plantation shutters and the choices that are available.

It is commonly believed that shutters were first used in ancient Greece in order to provide light control, ventilation and protection in that tropical environment. Those first shutters were likely constructed with fixed louvers made out of marble. Eventually, the concept of shutters spread throughout the Mediterranean, and the form began to change. Wood started to replace marble as a more suitable material for production, and designers started developing movable louver shutters to allow varying amounts of light and air into a room.

Today, plantation shutters are a great way to cover your windows while adding to your home fashion decor! Shutters today are available in many types of materials including Vinyl, or PVC (Plastic), various woods including Basswood and Alder, and man made woods including Composite.

For installation in Arizona, basswood shutters has been very popular for many years. Basswood shutters, when kiln-dried properly, are a very good solution to blocking the high heat in the summer months while keeping out the cold air in the winter months. Basswood shutters offer a large variety of painted and stained colors for you to choose.

In more recent years, a very popular shutter solution has been composite wood shutters. Composite wood shutters (MDF with a Polypropylene finish) are perfect for Arizona with the extreme summer heat. Composite wood shutters will not dry out, thus, more resistent to warping. And the polypropylene finish is more durable then a painted or stained shutter. The one limitation with composite wood shutters…they are available in only three shades of white or off-white colors. For many consumers looking for a white shutter, composite wood shutters will be a perfect solution.

Regardless of which type of shutter is right for you, please keep Shutter Envy in mind. We would love to meet with you and demonstrate why over 2,500 customers have purchased their shutters from us. And as always, you will receive a FREE in-home consultation, FREE measurement and FREE installation of your window covering products.

Kevin and Connie

March 16, 2011

Shutter Envy Enters Into Blogging!

Welcome to our website and our brand new Blog page. We appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate our products to you and look forward to hearing from you soon for your new window coverings!

From time to time we have been asked by our customers for additional product information, window treatment ideas, pros and cons of different products, etc. Well, Shutter Envy will be the site and our Shutter Envy Blog will be the location for you to get this additional information on plantation shutters, wood blinds, vertical blinds, cellular honeycomb shades, sun screens, roller screens, roman shades and much, much more!

We will be updating our blog page with new information related to the window covering industry on a frequent basis. If you have any questions about window coverings, or would like to suggest a topic for a future blog entry, please click on the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page and send us an email. We would greatly appreciate hearing from you about your ideas and any questions yo may have about decorating your windows.

We are excited to be bringing this information to you within our new Blog page. Thank you for visiting and please contact us should you wish to set up a free in-home consultation on your new window coverings.

Kevin and Connie