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What are Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters are a well-liked model for interior shutters in Raleigh. These wood or faux wood window treatments mount on your window frame.

Plantation shutters give privacy and light filtration by lifting or pulling down a bar. This rod is attached to the middle or side of the louvers.

Why Are Plantation Shutters Called ‘Plantation Shutters’?

The term of “plantation shutter” originated in the American South, because of their refined look and keeping plantation houses cool when it was muggy.

People in the West also refer to this window covering as “California shutters.”

The history of this shutter is linked to 12th-century Greece, where marble louvers were set in stone.

Nowadays, the phrase usually describes a window covering style with:

  • Bigger louvers—2 ½-inch, 3 ½-inch or 4 ½-inch
  • Standard front-installed tilt bar

These are the most desired kind of shutters for residences all over the USA and here in Raleigh.

4 Benefits to Using Plantation Shutters

When correctly manufactured, these shutters:

  1. Are sturdier compared to window blinds or shades.
  2. Are fast to dust.
  3. Don’t get washed out from sunshine.
  4. Don’t sag as time goes on.
LouverWood Shutters in a kitchen

What’s the Top Material for Plantation Shutters?

There are many options at hand when selecting your plantation shutters, such as wood, composite, polymer/faux wood or vinyl.

Here are a couple thoughts to review with each option.

Wood Shutters

Wood shutters are the benchmark in shutter materials, providing excellent quality and appeal. They’re also the priciest.

These energy-efficient shutters can be customized in a variety of color choices, with white being the most in demand in Raleigh this year.

Intense humidity can be challenging for real wood shutters, because the material typically expands in hot conditions. However, this shutter can be manufactured with excellent materials and components to counteract temperatures.

Composite Shutters

Composite shutters are regularly referred to as synthetic wood. This material is usually appropriate for exterior storm shutters, as opposed to interior plantation shutters.

Composite is commonly an artificial wood product that can include other materials, like waterproof PVC.

This packed down product has the appearance of 100% wood. But it’s often heavier and tougher to position.

Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters resemble wood but insulate as much as three times better.

They’re made out of polymer, a kind of plastic that’s related to PVC, which is part of the majority of plumbing installs today.

This kind of shutter:

  • Is long-lasting
  • Is sturdy
  • Keeps its finish
  • Resists dampness and humidity
  • Is affordable

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great substitute to wood plantation shutters when care and problem-free models top your priority list.

Vinyl Shutters

Vinyl shutters are the most economical plantation shutter, but also the shortest lasting.

These shutters are easy to dust and resist dampness. However, they don’t give an equivalent appearance as a quality wood or faux wood style.

An additional disadvantage is that you can’t stain vinyl shutters.

Quality and Installation is Important for Plantation Shutters

At Louver Shop of Raleigh, we only offer American-made wood or faux wood models. A high-quality window covering will be more durable and look more appealing in your home.

You can buy plantation shutters on a website or through a big box store. But it’s essential to think about a couple points, as a less expensive shutter may cost you eventually.

Your new shutters should be:

  • Manufactured with good materials and hardware
  • Built properly
  • Evaluated and put up by an expert

Your window sizes can vary throughout your residence. This may be due to the foundation, construction or a separate reason.

Subsequently, buying cut-to-fit plantation shutters can create issues like:

  • Louvers slipping down or not sticking in place.
  • Shutters not staying sealed or connected to holding magnets.
  • Bleached shutters because of sun rays or temperature differences.

At Louver Shop of Raleigh, we custom-build our shutters in the U.S. for your residence.

We ensure that every shutter piece undergoes a rigid quality assessment before sending the shutters to your home for for it to be put up.

Once at your home, our factory trained, community installation group will guarantee each shutter is put up accurately and works like it should to meet your complete satisfaction.

Want to learn more about our shutters? Request a free, in-home design consultation with one of our professionals right away. You’ll get to see window treatment models and talk through all the prospects for your rooms.

Signature Shutters in a sitting room

Why You Should Think About Plantation Shutters for Your Raleigh Home

Like different enhancements you can do to your house, buying plantation shutters improves your home’s look and resale value.

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

Here’s why:

  • They look good
  • They help conserve energy
  • They’re strong
  • They provide superior light control and privacy

The actual percent of value addition changes by the market and other aspects. But most home sellers, appraisers and banks say fine plantation shutters that are put on properly have a favorable effect on your residence’s value.

Any kind of premium shutters is an investment in your residence, which is probably the individual most important thing you have in Raleigh. As a result, we ask you to talk with a local professional, such as one from Louver Shop of Raleigh, when making a decision about which window treatments are a good match for your residence.

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