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The Pros & Cons of American Shutters

We may need superheroes and antiheroes in a blockbuster movie, but when it comes to your home, you certainly don’t. Just like every superhero, you need superpowers to come out on top. Here we share some tips to help you avoid the cons and find the professionals to install quality shutters with ease.


Use your x-ray vision superpower to look for x-perience and x-pertise. When it comes to professional advice, precision manufacturing and proficient installation, nothing beats the expertise gained from experience. A proven track record also builds a demonstrable portfolio of projects to showcase and a library of client testimonials.


Scrutinise company accreditation claims. Companies invest time and money to secure certifications and accreditations to endorse their products whether for quality, eco-friendliness or efficacy. This is a good indicator of how serious they are about the quality of their products; to achieve and maintain these accreditations they are required to put their products through stringent testing and adhere to specific protocols.

An example of this is the global FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certification. An FSC® certification confirms that the timber used in the manufacture of a product is sourced from a forest managed in a way that preserves biological diversity, and benefits the lives of local people and workers, while ensuring sustained economic viability. Find out more here.

AMERICAN shutters has FSC® certification on its White Teak Shutter Range, and its Security Shutters Range has a Conformité Européenne (CE) mark indicating that it complies with the relevant European Union legislation. AMERICAN shutters is also a gold affiliate member of The Security Association of South Africa (SASA), a world-class professional body that advocates, promotes and drives industry compliance within South Africa’s private security industry.


The ability to focus on and understand minor details; not letting any small print get through your meticulous attention to detail. Deploy this superpower to analyse any guarantee or warranty. Pay careful attention to the terms, i.e. does it cover all components, are there exclusions, is it being offered directly from the manufacturer or via the reseller, what is the term and is this sufficient to ensure the material and workmanship is defect-free.

AMERICAN shutters offers a comprehensive six-year warranty on Security Shutters and a comprehensive four-year warranty on all other shutter ranges.


AMERICAN shutters reliability has been proven over the past three decades having installed shutters in thousands of homes across the country. See our portfolio of recent installations here, and read our customer reviews here.

Every superhero needs a trustworthy sidekick. Use the above superpowers to find yours when interior designing your home. In this way, you can ensure there are no cons when it comes to shutters, because you are working with the pros!

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