Around 6 months ago I moved to Georgia. This summer has been incredibly hot and I have been wanting to do some improvements on the windows in my home. Nothing major but,I wanted to replace the blinds that are in the windows. My current blinds are extremely dusty and the ends are bent inward as though an animal had repeatedly pushed its way through to sit on the window sill. I could probably contend with the vigorous cleaning but, these blinds were ruined. I went out and purchased Manchester shutters which were sturdier than my current blinds. I purchased Cherry Wood color to go with my Decor. They also have been great for blocking the sun during the day when it’s extremely hot. Also the ventilation has been much better to where I don’t have to use our air condition unit as much as before. In the end I would say I have made a great upgrade to my home and added comfort.