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What are Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters are a desired choice for interior shutters in Columbia. These wood or faux wood window treatments are part of your window frame.

Plantation shutters provide privacy and light filtration by pushing up or letting down a rod. This dowel is installed to the center or side of the louvers.

Why Are Plantation Shutters Called ‘Plantation Shutters’?

The terminology of “plantation shutter” originated in the southern states, due to their upscale look and keeping plantation homes cool when it was hot.

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

The beginning of this window covering is linked to 12th-century Greece, where marble louvers were mounted in rock.

Today, the phrase usually defines a shutter style with:

  • Bigger louvers—2 ½-inch, 3 ½-inch or 4 ½-inch
  • Regular front-attached tilt rod

These are the most desired kind of shutters for residences around America and here in Columbia.

4 Perks to Getting Plantation Shutters

When accurately manufactured, these shutters:

  1. Are stronger in comparison with window blinds or shades.
  2. Are easy to clean.
  3. Don’t get dull from sunshine.
  4. Don’t sag over time.
LouverWood Shutters in a kitchen

What’s the Best Material for Plantation Shutters?

There are a variety of choices at hand when picking out your plantation shutters, such as wood, composite, polymer/faux wood or vinyl.

Here are a few ideas to review with each option.

Wood Shutters

Wood shutters are the yardstick in shutter materials, offering excellent quality and appearance. They’re also the priciest.

These energy-conserving shutters are available in a collection of finish options, with white being the most sought-after in Columbia now.

High humidity can be challenging for real wood shutters, given that the material naturally expands in hot conditions. However, this window treatment can be built with excellent materials and components to counterbalance environmental conditions.

Composite Shutters

Composite shutters are often referred to as imitation wood. This material is generally geared toward external storm shutters, as opposed to interior plantation shutters.

Composite is typically a man-made wood product that can integrate added materials, like waterproof PVC.

This packed down material looks like real wood. But it’s much heavier and tougher to position.

Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters resemble wood but insulate approximately three times greater.

They’re manufactured from polymer, a kind of synthetic that’s related to PVC, which is involved in most plumbing installs now.

This type of shutter:

  • Is reliable
  • Is hardy
  • Holds on to its stain
  • Withstands dampness and humidity
  • Is reasonable

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great replacement to wood plantation shutters when maintenance and stress-free products are at the front of your preference list.

Vinyl Shutters

Vinyl shutters are the most affordable plantation shutter, but also the shortest lived.

These shutters are easy to wash and repel dampness. However, they don’t offer a look-alike look as a premium wood or faux wood product.

A further disadvantage is that you can’t change the finish of vinyl shutters.

Quality and Installation is Important for Plantation Shutters

At Louver Shop of Columbia, we only sell American-manufactured wood or faux wood shutters. A high-quality shutter will be stronger and look better in your space.

You can purchase plantation shutters on the Internet or through a chain store. But it’s important to consider several aspects, considering a less expensive shutter can cost you eventually.

Your new shutters should be:

  • Manufactured with quality materials and parts
  • Constructed well
  • Measured and installed by a professional

Your window measurements could fluctuate across your residence. This may be a result of the foundation, building processes or a separate reason.

Subsequently, getting premade plantation shutters can create trouble including:

  • Louvers slipping down or not sticking in place.
  • Shutters not staying sealed or linked to holding magnets.
  • Faded shutters because of UV rays or temperature differences.

At Louver Shop of Columbia, we custom-create our shutters in the USA for your home.

We make sure that every shutter piece is subject to a strict quality analysis before transporting the window covering to your residence for installation.

Once at your house, our professionally trained, area installation team will ensure each shutter is installed accurately and operates properly to meet your full satisfaction.

Want to learn more about our shutters? Ask for a free, in-home design consultation with one of our experts now. You’ll get to look at product samples and go over all the options for your rooms.

Signature Shutters in a sitting room

Why You Should Consider Plantation Shutters for Your Columbia Rooms

Like other enhancements you can do to your residence, installing plantation shutters contributes to your home’s appearance and resale value.

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

Here’s why:

  • They’re stylish
  • They’re energy efficient
  • They’re durable
  • They give superior light management and privacy

The actual percent of value increase differs by the location and other factors. But most Realtors, appraisers and home loan lenders concur premium plantation shutters that are put on accurately have a positive effect on your home’s value.

Any type of premium shutters is an investment in your home, which is likely the individual most important thing you own in Columbia. As a result, we ask you to consult an area specialist, for instance one from Louver Shop of Columbia, when determining which shutters are right for your residence.

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