UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing number of products are being created to respond to the demands of environmentally- conscious consumers, as well as those who like styles that blend the old with the new. For example, hybrid -- a term often used to describe a type of car designed to appeal to consumers concerned about energy savings -- is now being used to describe a new type of interior window shutter. The leader in window fashions -- Hunter Douglas -- has introduced what's said to be the first-ever hybrid shutter to appeal to trend-conscious consumers of all ages. The shutters are sure to please every homeowner, combining the style of finely painted wood with the strength and straightness of advanced modern-day materials, to create a quality shutter at an economical price. Based on age-old craftsmanship techniques and infused with forward- thinking design, NewStyle(TM) hybrid shutters boast Truemill(TM) dovetail construction. Dovetail construction has long been considered by many to be the best method on the market for joining wood. The shutters also have a micro-smooth sophisticated satin finish called Finetech(TM) that simulates the look of a finely painted wood shutter. They are available in various louver sizes -- 2-1/2 inches, 3-1/2 inches and 4-1/2 inches -- to cover small traditional windows as well as large modern ones. The award-winning, exclusive TruView(TM) rear tilt operating system, originally created for Heritance(R) hardwood shutters also from Hunter Douglas, is offered on the NewStyle collection as well. With TruView, the operating system is barely visible from the front and blends in perfectly on the back side of the shutter for a sleek, contemporary design and more expansive views. NewStyle shutters come in a choice of eight frame styles and more than 250 configuration options, including bay and corner windows, French doors and perfect and imperfect specialty shapes. What's more, NewStyle shutters are available in six colors that follow the latest color trends, from Pure White, to the golden yellow Buttercup, to Gentle Taupe. In addition, there is a choice of hinge finishes. Ideal for those consumers who need a custom product super-fast at an economic price, Express NewStyle(TM) hybrid shutters come in three of the NewStyle colors and three frame types and are designed to accommodate openings as large as 8-feet wide and 8-feet high. "Inspired design, choices to suit any taste, a price point with wide appeal -- that's New-Style hybrid shutters in a nutshell," said Jim Klawiter, Business Unit Manager of the Hunter Douglas Custom Shutter Division. Hunter Douglas Inc. is a national sponsor of Habitat for Humanity, covering windows in every Habitat home built in the U.S. and Canada. Headquartered in Upper Saddle River N.J., the company is the leading manufacturer of custom window coverings in North America. For more information, call Hunter Douglas at 1-800-274-2985 or visit: http://www.hunterdouglas.com.
SOURCE Hunter Douglas Inc.