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What are Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters are a popular style for interior shutters in Spartanburg. These wood or faux wood window coverings are part of your window frame.

Plantation shutters provide privacy and light control by raising or letting down a dowel. This dowel is installed between or to the side of the louvers.

Why Are Plantation Shutters Known as ‘Plantation Shutters’?

The term of “plantation shutter” began in the southern states, on account of their sophisticated appearance and keeping plantation homes cool in the summer.

People on the Pacific Coast also refer to this window treatment as “California shutters.”

The start of this window covering dates back to 12th-century Greece, where marble louvers were mounted in stonework.

Nowadays, the phrase commonly defines a window covering style with:

  • Wider louvers—2 ½-inch, 3 ½-inch or 4 ½-inch
  • Standard front-fastened tilt bar

These are the most popular kind of shutters for residences around the USA and here in Spartanburg.

4 Perks to Using Plantation Shutters

When accurately made, these shutters:

  1. Are longer-lasting in contrast to window blinds or shades.
  2. Are fast to clean.
  3. Don’t get bleached from sunshine.
  4. Don’t droop over the years.
LouverWood Shutters in a kitchen

What’s the Best Material for Plantation Shutters?

There are a variety of possibilities offered when designing your plantation shutters, including wood, composite, polymer/faux wood or vinyl.

Here are a couple things to review with every option.

Wood Shutters

Wood shutters are the standard in shutter materials, offering the best quality and appeal. They’re also the priciest.

These energy-saving shutters can be customized in an assortment of color choices, with white being the most sought-after in Spartanburg today.

Severe humidity can be challenging for real wood shutters, being that the material generally swells in heat. However, this shutter can be manufactured with top materials and components to counteract weather.

Composite Shutters

Composite shutters are frequently called synthetic wood. This material is most often intended for external storm shutters, as opposed to interior plantation shutters.

Composite is generally a ground wood product that may mix added materials, like waterproof PVC.

This compressed substance looks like genuine wood. But it’s much heavier and more difficult to position.

Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters resemble wood but insulate up to three times better.

They’re manufactured of polymer, a kind of synthetic that’s comparable to PVC, which is part of the majority of plumbing installs today.

This kind of shutter:

  • Is reliable
  • Is hardy
  • Keeps its tint
  • Withstands dampness and humidity
  • Is affordable

Faux wood plantation shutters are an ideal replacement to wood plantation shutters when maintenance and worry-free products are at the front of your priorities.

Vinyl Shutters

Vinyl shutters are the most reasonable plantation shutter, but also the shortest-term solution.

This type of shutters are easy to wash and resist wetness. However, they don’t provide a look-alike appearance as a premium wood or faux wood style.

Another downside is that you can’t stain vinyl shutters.

Quality and Installation Matters for Plantation Shutters

At Louver Shop of Western Carolina, we only have American-made wood or faux wood models. A high-quality product will be stronger and look more attractive in your space.

You can buy plantation shutters on the Internet or through a big box store. But it’s beneficial to think over several points, as a bargain model may cost you eventually.

Your new shutters should be:

  • Manufactured with good materials and components
  • Built properly
  • Evaluated and set up by an expert

Your window dimensions could fluctuate around your rooms. This can be due to the foundation, development or another reason.

As a result, using off-the-shelf plantation shutters can create problems like:

  • Louvers falling closed or not remaining in place.
  • Shutters not remaining closed or coupled to holding magnets.
  • Bleached shutters due to sunlight or temperature variances.

At Louver Shop of Western Carolina, we custom-manufacture our shutters in the United States for your residence.

We make sure that every shutter part is subject to a strict quality assessment before shipping the window covering to your residence for installation.

Once at your residence, our factory trained, local installation group will ensure each shutter is mounted precisely and functions properly to meet your full satisfaction.

Want to learn more about our window treatments? Ask for a free, in-home design consultation with one of our experts right away. You’ll get to see product models and talk through all the possibilities for your home.

Signature Shutters in a sitting room

Why You Should Think About Plantation Shutters for Your Spartanburg Residence

Like varying upgrades you can add to your house, installing plantation shutters benefits your residence’s look and resale value.

According to realtor.com, plantation shutters are frequently preferred by prospective homebuyers.

Here’s why:

  • They’re fashionable
  • They’re energy efficient
  • They’re durable
  • They provide superior light control and privacy

The exact percent of value increase changes by the location and other reasons. But most Realtors, appraisers and banks say quality plantation shutters that are put up precisely have a good influence on your home’s value.

Any model of outstanding shutters is an investment in your house, which is probably the single main asset you possess in Spartanburg. As a result, we ask you to consult an area pro, like one from Louver Shop of Western Carolina, when deciding which window treatments are best for your residence.

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