Shutters are more permanent window treatment options than curtains or vinyl blinds that offers a custom solution for all the windows in your home, even those that are odd shapes. There are many benefits associated with installing window shutters. They can help you insulate your home, and provide better heat retention in cooler times, and help keep your home cool during hot months. Plantation shutters are available in a wide variety of styles. If you’re looking for a timeless solution that will add style to your windows for years to come, choosing plantation shutters could be just what you’re looking for.
Since each panel is adjusted individually, you can control the light in your space more effectively. Shutters also provide privacy by adjusting to allow light in without letting people see into the windows. Window shutters are also the only option for many oddly-shaped windows, such as gables and porthole-type windows.
Plantation shutters are individually designed and created to suit the particular needs of a space. For ground floors, café-style shutters could be the perfect solution, since they allow natural light in while simultaneously providing privacy. Using solid shutters can provide a traditional feel to a room, while completely and easily blocking out light or creating privacy in an instant.
Many shutters can be created in the perfect custom color to meet your needs and complement your décor or remodeling ideas. A final UV layer is then added to protect the color and help your shutters resist fading.
There are a range of different materials for shutters available, from waterproof and permanent options to cost-effective entry level shutters. All plantation shutters are custom-made bespoke products designed to perfectly fit your home.
Engineered wood – The Low-Cost Solution
The Antigua line of shutters is created from durable, environmentally-friendly engineered wood. A long-lasting coating finishes the blinds. The benefits of these shutters created from engineered wood are incredibly low-maintenance due to a surface that can be simply wiped down when dusty or dirty and low cost. Unfortunately, engineered wood shutters cannot be offered in stained finishes. There are five shades of white that are available to suit your window installation.
Hardwood – The Popular and Versatile Option
Hardwood is the most popular material for plantation shutters. There are different types of hardwood utilized in the creation of shutters, each with their own special strengths and desirable qualities.
White Teak – Beautiful Finish
The white teak used to create the premium quality Sumatra Shutters is completely FSC certified. Teak offers a smooth surface and tight grain that can be stained or painted for a beautiful look. Sumatra Shutters are very high quality and come with many options, such as over 48 finishing options, including paint and stains, and optional electric operation. These shutters feature incredibly reliable mortise and tendon joints that will last years with regular care.
Basswood – Lightweight
The Cuba line of shutters uses kind dried, laminated basswood to provide a high-quality and incredibly lightweight plantation shutter option. All panels feature the long-lasting mortise and tenon joints. A limited number of colors are offered, in five shade of white to suit your space. Due to the laminated finish, stains are not offered for the Cuba basswood shutters. Basswood is a great material for creating shutters that can span to cover larger openings, due to being so lightweight.
ABS Encapsulated Hardwood – Waterproof and Durable
Permawood Shutters are designed to withstand the humid conditions of bathrooms and pool areas. The encapsulated hardwood is available in six painted colors, and cannot be stained. Permawood is entirely waterproof and is encapsulated with the same coating that is used for protecting American football helmets and is incredibly durable.