Plantation shutters are not just an alternative for windows but they also make great additions to any home or business. If you’re thinking about buying plantation shutters then take a look at what’s on offer today. You’ll be amazed by the vast range available, there are shutters to suit any home or business no matter how big or small it is. And with so many varieties available choosing the right one is simply a matter of personal choice.
A plantation shutter is basically a stable and strong window covering made up of a strong frame made up of horizontal wooden rails and vertical wooden stiles. The louvers can either be solid panels, pleated, louver, or whatever else you can mount on the window. On traditional shutters, the louvers are made up of wood, and sometimes they’re even painted in colour to give them a unique appearance. When it comes to the louver ones the panels are generally made from either hardwood or pressed wood, and then they’re fitted onto slats. In both cases these shutters are hung from the outside of the windows and the wood on the louvers allows the louvers to move up and down and the drapes to open and close.
Another advantage of having plantation shutters for your house is that they offer excellent insulation. This is because they completely block out the warm air during the day and keep the cold air inside at night. They work perfectly for homes or businesses that need to keep their heating costs low, especially if they have an attached garage or a separate living area. Of course, traditional shutters offer windows too, and some people don’t actually buy new windows for their house because they feel that using them will block out natural light. But you can use a natural light filter on a traditional shutter and still get the warmth and comfort that you need, because the filter only blocks out light that is not essential for viewing.