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All You Need to Know about Plantation Shutters

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Your house is a place where you need and always prefer to be away from your normal busy world and a place where you can relax.  This is a place that you like to have some seclusion, and it is not possible unless you have the right kind of shielding from the outside world.

There are many advantages of having the right kind of shutters on the windows of your house:

  • They keep the house cooler in summers and warmer in winters
  • The keep the utility bill of your house low
  • They increase the resale value of your house
  • They make your house look more stylish
There are many types of shutters that are in use now a days, but the one that is very stylish as well as user friendly is the plantation shutter.
Plantation Shutters
Wooden Plantation Shutters

What are Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutter is a shutter that has a louvered panel. These could be fixed either on the inside of the window or on the outside of the window. These shutters are available in different types of woods or in vinyl or other materials that are water proof. The wooden plantation shutters can be used in the windows of the living room or bedroom while the ones that have been made from the waterproof materials can be used in the bathrooms, wet rooms, near swimming pools etc.

Different Types of Plantation Shutters

  • Cafe style suffers
  • Full height shutters
  • Tier shutters
The cafe style shutters are originally from France and are known to create that beautiful aura without compromising the amount of light that enters the home. These shutters are designed to cover just the bottom portion of the window. This serves two purposes. Primarily, the privacy of the room is maintained and secondarily it allows enough light to enter the room. If you want to save money and still have a smart shutter on your windows, then these kinds of plantation shutters are the best.

The full height shutters are the plantation shutters that are simple, but ideal for the homes as well as office. Their simplicity is their USP.

The tier shutters are the ones that cover the entire window, but in two sections. This is a great solution for covering your windows as you can independently open or close the two sections. You can either open both the louver panels for more light and fresh air or just the upper one for greater privacy.

Plantation shutters are the best when it comes to controlling the temperature of your home. These shutters are designed in order to keep the home cooler in warmer months and warmer in colder months. The reason why plantation shutters are considered to be the best because, they help you bring down your electricity bills considerably. You need not use much electricity in keeping your home at a cosy temperature. Use of the solid shutters will even provide you with complete shielding from light. This will help you cut out light at night making the room completely dark, for sleeping.
Plantation Shutters for Home
Plantation Shutters

Cleaning of Plantation Shutters

The plantation shutters are the ones that can be used in any types of houses, but the cleaning methods depend on the type of material that has been used in the making of such shutters.

The wooden plantation shutters can be cleaned easily but you should know the type of wood they are made of. If they are made of real wood, then it is important that they are painted well with smooth finish.  This will render them easy to clean. But one thing that you must make sure is that you must never use water to clean the wooden shutters. Faux wood shutters are generally made of vinyl and that can be cleaned with water.

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