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What are Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters are a popular option for interior shutters in San Antonio. These wood or faux wood window treatments are part of your window frame.

Plantation shutters offer privacy and light filtration by pushing up or letting down a bar. This dowel is fixed between or to the side of the louvers.

Why Are Plantation Shutters Called ‘Plantation Shutters’?

The terminology of “plantation shutter” originated in the American South, on account of their sophisticated style and keeping plantation mansions cool when it was muggy.

People in the western U.S. also refer to this window covering as “California shutters.”

The start of this window covering is linked to 12th-century Greece, where marble louvers were fixed in stonework.

Nowadays, the term typically characterizes a window covering type with:

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

These are the most desired type of shutters for residences around America and here in San Antonio.

4 Perks to Installing Plantation Shutters

When accurately assembled, these shutters:

  1. Are stronger when compared with window blinds or shades.
  2. Are easy to clean.
  3. Don’t fade from sunshine.
  4. Don’t become distorted over the years.
LouverWood Shutters in a kitchen

What’s the Greatest Material for Plantation Shutters?

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

Here are several things to consider with every option.

Wood Shutters

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

These energy-saving shutters can be customized in an assortment of finish options, with white being the most sought-after in San Antonio now.

Intense humidity can be challenging for real wood shutters, due to the fact that the material generally swells in heat. However, this window treatment can be assembled with top materials and components to offset temperatures.

Composite Shutters

Composite shutters are frequently referred to as synthetic wood. This material is most often intended for outside storm shutters, rather than interior plantation shutters.

Composite is commonly an artificial wood product that may include added materials, like waterproof PVC.

This compressed material looks like 100% wood. But it’s often heavier and tougher to install.

Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters look like wood but insulate approximately three times greater.

They’re constructed of polymer, a type of artificial material that’s comparable to PVC, which is used in the majority of plumbing work today.

This kind of shutter:

  • Is reliable
  • Is heavy duty
  • Retains its finish
  • Resists moisture and humidity
  • Is economical

Faux wood plantation shutters are an ideal substitute to wood plantation shutters when upkeep and problem-free models top your priorities.

Vinyl Shutters

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

This type of shutters are easy to wash and resist wetness. Nevertheless, they don’t offer an equivalent look as a choice wood or faux wood model.

A further disadvantage is that you can’t paint vinyl shutters.

Quality and Installation is Important for Plantation Shutters

At Louver Shop of San Antonio, we only have American-produced wood or faux wood products. A superior-quality window covering will be more durable and look better in your home.

You can purchase plantation shutters online or through a big box store. But it’s important to think about a couple points, since a less expensive shutter may cost you eventually.

Your new shutters should be:

  • Manufactured with good materials and hardware
  • Constructed well
  • Measured and installed by a specialist

Your window dimensions may fluctuate across your rooms. This may be a result of the foundation, development or an additional issue.

As a result, getting off-the-shelf plantation shutters can cause trouble like:

  • Louvers dropping closed or not remaining in place.
  • Shutters not remaining sealed or connected to holding magnets.
  • Bleached shutters because of UV rays or temperature variances.

At Louver Shop of San Antonio, we custom-create our shutters in the U.S. for your rooms.

We ensure that every shutter component undergoes a rigid quality analysis before transporting the window covering to your home for for it to be put up.

Once at your house, our highly trained, community installation crew will ensure each shutter is installed accurately and functions like it should to meet your full satisfaction.

Want to find out more about our shutters? Schedule a free, in-home design consultation with one of our experts right away. You’ll get to view product styles and discuss all the options for your residence.

Signature Shutters in a sitting room

Why You Should Consider Plantation Shutters for Your San Antonio Rooms

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

According to realtor.com, plantation shutters are often desired by prospective homebuyers.

Here’s why:

  • They’re fashionable
  • They’re energy efficient
  • They’re long-lasting
  • They give outstanding light filtering and privacy

The precise percent of value growth varies by the location and other aspects. But most Realtors, appraisers and mortgage companies agree premium plantation shutters that are put on accurately have a beneficial outcome on your house’s value.

Any type of quality shutters is an investment in your house, which is in all likelihood the one principal thing you possess in San Antonio. Because of that, we urge you to consult a community expert, such as one from Louver Shop of San Antonio, when deciding which plantation shutters are best for your house.

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