The trademark of Sewell Shutters is its luxury Basswood shutter, a gorgeous addition to any home design and one of the most eco-friendly window treatments on the market today.
In the past, only two materials were used to manufacture shutters: Cedar and Sugar Pine. Sewell Shutters uses neither of those wood types because there are inherent problems with both: 1. Cedar has high resin content and stains, yellowing the finish. 2. Pine also has a high resin content, but even worse than that is that sap eventually begins oozing out, generating bubbles and destroying the finish.
In order to prevent these problems, Sewell Shutters uses Basswood and other hardwood to manufacture their product. Basswood trees are also known as the American Lime – or Linden-Tree. The northern forests have slower growing trees due to the radical and varying weather, resulting in much straighter and more stable trees. This is important because there are different qualities of basswood. All of the wood Sewell uses comes from the north and we accept only furniture grade Basswood.
During construction, durability and longevity top the list of Sewell Shutters' concerns. For example, other manufacturers use wooden dowels to connect the various shutter panel parts. Wooden dowels do not provide the necessary support and stability to maintain integrity for the lifetime of the shutter. Sewell Shutters chooses to use a mortise and tenon joint system, which resist sagging or pulling apart. Additionally, Sewell Shutters uses a three part louver lock system to prevent shutter slats from drooping over time, where most other companies simply provide a "tension screw" that needs to be tightened by the homeowner every few weeks or months.
Over the past twenty-three years Sewell we have installed in over 11,000 homes, many of which were due to referrals by satisfied customers. A key factor in this has been the element of quality. It is the fulcrum of our success. We stand by the quality of our work and we also stand by the quality of our products. That's why we offer only the very best. Schedule an appointment and we will be happy to show you why.