Plantation Shutters are popular for a variety of reasons, including their adaptability, attractive look, and low cost. Plantation shutters can enhance the attractiveness, efficiency, and longevity of your windows in ways that no other window covering can. Plantation shutters are unique and should be handled as such.
How do plantation shutters work?
Opening and Closing
Plantation shutters are hinged on the side of your windows and act similarly to a door. Typically, two plantation shutters connect in the center. These are both readily opened and closed towards yourself. Plantation shutters can also have a latch in the middle to keep them closed or secured for increased security, or they might have knobs to make opening and shutting easier.
Adjusting your shutters
Plantation shutters use the same mechanism as blinds to adjust the louvers: a tilt rod. A tilt rod’s main purpose is to crank the rod, which subsequently tilts the louvers up or down to alter the amount of sunlight that enters the space.
- A single tilt rod adjusts all of the louvers at once.
- Divider rail – a rail that separates the top and bottom louvers so they may be adjusted individually
- Split tilt rod – allows the top and bottom louvers to be adjusted independently.
- Hidden tilt rod – hidden behind a panel for a more streamlined appearance.
Benefits of Plantation Shutters
You may also change the position of the inside window shutters at any moment to choose between greater seclusion and greater visibility.
EASY TO USE
Shutters are simple to operate for everyone, even small children, the disabled, and the elderly. Unlike heavy or impractically tall curtains, there is no difficulty in using shutters, nor do they require the ‘hoist-the-mainsail’ effort of blinds. The lack of knots and loose threads can help to prevent tangling and, worse, harm to the window treatment.
PERFECT FOR ALLERGIES
Shutters, with their easily accessible, wipe-clean surfaces, maybe the ideal answer for people who are sensitive to pollen, dust, or pet dander.
Shutters, unlike other window coverings, are built to last. The sturdiness of shutters ensures they will last for many years due to their higher design quality.
CONTROL OF TEMPERATURE
Shutters are an excellent way to insulate your home, ventilate the space during the summer while keeping the sun at bay in the warmer months, and block chilly breezes when winter approaches.
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the added insulation will save you money by lowering your energy costs as a result of your more efficient home.
Shutters, unlike curtains, may be customized to fit practically any window area, from little portholes to large bay windows, and from smooth, round shapes to sharp angles.
A TOUCH OF STYLE
Shutters are a fashionable, beautiful, and completely ageless feature to any home. Plantation shutters have a majestic, softly subtle appearance that complements practically any interior décor.
Limitations of Plantation Shutters
HIGHER PRICE POINT
While shutters are not usually the most affordable option for window coverings (certain shade categories might cost as much or more), they are four times the price of a blind in the same size window. Shutters are unquestionably an investment.
Shutters are probably not for you if you desire a window covering that can entirely hide from sight. While shutter panels can open and rest on the sides of a window, they are always visible, as opposed to a shade, which can be lifted and concealed in a cassette or valance.
TRICKY FOR TILT-IN WINDOWS
Shutters can interfere with the operation of tilt-in windows. A shutter can technically operate with tilt-in windows, but it must be installed on the outside of the window opening.
FURNITURE PLACEMENT CAN INHIBIT FUNCTIONALITY
If you want to place furniture in front of your window, shutters may not be the ideal choice. To hinge open a shutter panel, you must have at least the width of the panel clear in front.
If you need to cover your windows quickly, keep in mind that shutters have the longest lead time of any window covering. While most other goods, such as blinds and shades, are delivered within 2-3 weeks, shutters can take up to 6-8 weeks!
Types of Plantation Shutters
Difference between types of plantation shutters (Timber, PVC, and Aluminum)
Both Timber Plantation Shutters and PVC Plantation Shutters seem identical, however, as the names imply, PVC Shutters are constructed of PVC, whilst Timber Shutters – from dollar drapes + blinds – are made of 100 percent genuine basswood timber.
PVC shutters are UV, water, and moisture resistant, making them ideal for use in every area of the house, including bathrooms, kitchens, and laundries. They will not break or deform over time.
The natural beauty of Timber Plantation Shutters is a bonus. Timber Shutters, which are available in a variety of stain choices, may give your house the feel of a resort vacation. In comparison to PVC, timber shutters require less energy to produce and do not release any toxic chemicals into the air that we breathe. They are not, however, suggested for use in rainy locations. The disadvantage of Timber plantation shutters is that they cannot be used in all areas of the house.
Aluminum shutters are also available for usage both inside and outside your house. Aluminum is a far stronger material than PVC; we can produce broad panels with very little blade deflection over 1500m, but the absolute maximum panel width for PVC is 900mm; beyond this width, there are no assurances against drooping. Due to the robustness of Aluminium as a material, we are able to construct sleeker, more elegant panels, while PVC, which is heavier but less durable, requires a bulkier design. Unfortunately, aluminum is a poor insulator due to its high thermal conductivity, and high levels of energy that can be lost through the shutter’s frame.
To ensure a perfect fit every time, our shutters are made to meet up your design preference. We offer a variety of choices to help you choose your ideal alternative no matter the room, design requirements, or shape and size of your window.