We recommend Norman products to our clients at Colorado Shade and Shutter for a lot of great reasons. Norman offers unparalleled quality across a huge range of different window treatments, and their designs incorporate innovative technology and safety features that make them an easy choice. Norman products are also a great choice for these snowy winter months, when energy efficiency is key. 


Fuel costs during the winter time are always something to keep an eye on, but that goes double for this Christmas season. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, natural gas is used to heat around 48 percent of American homes. Due to a combination of factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic, energy bills are expected to increase by 30-45 percent this year, depending on where you live. One of the easiest ways to keep your heating bill in good shape during the winter is making sure you have energy efficient windows and window treatments in place. Your home can lose as much as 30 percent of its energy through its windows, but having the right treatments installed can make a big difference. 


Norman incorporates energy efficient designs into all of its great products, but certain features can really make a difference. Included in the line of elegant Normandy shutters you will find  prescription wood conditioning, tight fitting Mortise and Tenon joints, and Quarter Sawn Louvers. Norman’s wood conditioning prevents swelling or shrinking of your shutters as humidity rises and falls through the seasons. This conditioning is combined with the same Mortise and Tenon joints you find in high-quality furniture to ensure that they snuggly fit to your window frames for years to come. And unlike other shutters made from flat-cut hardwood, shutters in the Normandy line are Quarter Sawn to ensure a tight wood grain and more stability. All of these features come together in shutters that will help keep cold air out for their entire lifespan. 


Unlike other brands, there is no compromise when choosing Norman products that are well-suited for energy efficiency. Great features like Invisible Tilf Control and motorized remote control all come along for the ride. Normandy shutters are available in 50 standard paints and stains in addition to custom colors, so matching to your interior design is a breeze. Of course, all of Norman’s products are covered by a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship, which means you can look forward to long-term energy savings for years to come.