At St. Louis Shutter we compromise nothing. We strive to give our customers the finest interior shutters available. Therefore, we chose to be your local customizer of O’Hair Shutters so we could offer superior panel construction, custom millwork, and exceptional customer service with the best fit and finish in the metro area. We start with the best millwork of any shutter panels in the world, customized to the 16th of an inch, with a high quality custom coating, and installed using the best applications, hardware and moldings in the industry. With state of the art equipment and technology, O'Hair enables us to give our customers what we always strive for: unlimited customization, high quality products, and personal service.
Decades of Experience
For more than 20 years we have been committed to selling the best products on the market. We have succeeded in supplying our customers with quality panel construction, fine finishes, an extensive product line, a high volume capability, and friendly customer service. With over 2500 installs and counting, we still have an unblemished record with the BBB. We can truly say with confidence that we are experienced. We are proud to say we have thoughtfully developed our custom interior program... and it has proven to be successful. We hope our attention to detail and exceptional service will compel you to become our next satisfied customer.
At St. Louis Shutter we custom tailor each shutter unit to fit your needs. Because we sell commercial grade panels, we are not limited by large window sizes or difficult applications, so product limitations never dictate our design. We can mount a shutter unit almost anywhere on almost any surface. To make a thoughtful design decision, we consider your home's interior and exterior appearance, which includes the color, style and scale of your decor, windows, casings, and other architectural features. To determine the overall function your shutter units will serve, we also consider the amount of light in the room, the view, your privacy requirements, the ease of use, and the direction the panels will fold. All of these factors go into choosing the proper louver size, panel width, frame style and installation type for each shutter unit we build.
Drafting the architectural design of the shutter unit takes the skill of a technician with the eye of a designer. At St. Louis Shutter, we don't take this step lightly. Our goal is to produce aesthetically pleasing units that blend in with your decor and perfectly line up with your windows. Every aspect is taken into consideration: casings, tilt-ins, cranks, locks, sashes, handles, mullions and clearance issues. Our CAD software allows us the flexibility we need to change individual panel widths and heights, alter rail sizes and locations, as well as layout bi-folds for simple framed units or complex track units. An impressive feature set in the software enables us to create fully operable arch-top panels ("Patterned Horizontals") which are CNC produced by O'Hair Shutters. This is just another example of industry leading technology from O'Hair Shutters.
Pride in Millwork
Why O'Hair Shutters for interiors? They have been producing the very best shutter panels in the world for more than 75 years with lumber harvested in the USA. We refuse to sell any faux (poly, composite, vinyl) or basswood shutters because none of the products can compare to the strength of the O'Hair Shutter and these inferior products all eventually fail on their own weight with louver warping/twisting and panel racking. O'Hair uses 100% solid edge-grain/edge-glued white poplar components to achieve the largest panel limitations in the market (50" wide!) This very costly technology is commonly used in the cabinet and furniture industries to ensure stability and adds considerable strength within the wood components. O'Hair also uses tilt-rod linkage instead of staples (no staple pulls) and they cut monolithic tenons on every louver instead of using inserted nylon pins (no breaking louvers.) Even though they are a very large mill, O'Hair takes pride in their ability to offer an extensive line of custom options which allows us to design panels in hundreds of configurations.
Achieving our furniture-grade finish on our interior panels begins with matching your trim paint or stain so the finished shutter units look like they are part of your millwork; intentional and original to your home. While 75% of our work is "true" paint matches, we also offer any of the 47 colors from the Sherwin Williams Whites & Lights deck at no charge. For matches, we take a wet-sample (at least 6-8oz) of your trim paint to match and deliver you a swatch for approval. After approval, three coats of UV-cured primer are applied and then a final coat of UV-cured semi-gloss polyurethane modified-acrylic is appled. This process ensures a smooth as glass finish which allows for easy cleaning. You can expect your shutters to look and feel like a custom cabinet or a fine piece of furniture. Over the years we have found our coating to be the most durable, color-fast product in the shutter market. Resistant to direct sunlight, high heat, and high humidity, we have seen our finish withstand the elements where other products have failed.
Through more than 20 years of installation experience, we've developed what we believe to be the smartest and strongest framing system in the industry. Instead of magnets, we use solid brass bullet catches and strike plates because of their long-lasting ability to securely hold panels in place. For hiding seams between panels, astragal strips finish the unit with a clean, light-tight appearance. And the package wouldn't be complete without the flexibility of non-mortise hinges. This finished system allows us to bifold panels up to 12 feet wide in our framed units without using posts as dividers. Maximum prep work in our shop makes for less work and less mess in your home. Whether tapering inside mounts, capping sills with cove strips, or caulking paint-matched frame to casing, we go above and beyond to make your shutters appear "intentional" and original to your home. And because we are truly experienced finish carpenters, we can rip, notch, curve, and taper for any custom application you can dream up. We have never met a window we couldn't shutter.
Transferable Lifetime Warranty
Every O’Hair shutter panel we install comes with a lifetime, transferable warranty. This bold offering allows you to hand a new home buyer the warranty on their new shutters upon the sale of your home. Through the O'Hair warranty program, St. Louis Shutter has achieved a Gold Homeowner Rating with by attaining a benchmark standard in sales, workmanship, finishing, installation, and operation of shutter panels. Over the last 20 years of installing interiors, we have seen O'Hair panels as old as 50 years old in our customers' homes that have held up to their warrranty.