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What are Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters are a desired choice for interior shutters in Memphis. These wood or faux wood window treatments attach to your window frame.

Plantation shutters give privacy and light control by pushing up or letting down a dowel. This dowel is mounted to the middle or side of the louvers.

Why Are Plantation Shutters Known as ‘Plantation Shutters’?

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

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

The beginning of this window covering goes as far back as 12th-century Greece, where marble louvers were fixed in stone.

Today, the title commonly describes a shutter style with:

  • Wider louvers—2 ½-inch, 3 ½-inch or 4 ½-inch
  • Regular front-mounted tilt rod

These are the most ordered kind of shutters for houses all over the United States and here in Memphis.

4 Benefits to Getting Plantation Shutters

When correctly built, these shutters:

  1. Are longer-lasting compared to window blinds or shades.
  2. Are quick to wash.
  3. Don’t get discolored from sunlight.
  4. Don’t become distorted as time goes on.
LouverWood Shutters in a kitchen

What’s the Greatest Material for Plantation Shutters?

There are a variety of options available when choosing your plantation shutters, including wood, composite, polymer/faux wood or vinyl.

Here are a few ideas to review with every option.

Wood Shutters

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

These energy-efficient shutters can be customized in a variety of finish choices, with white being the most in demand in Memphis today.

Intense humidity can be tough on real wood shutters, since the material generally expands in heat. However, this window treatment can be built with top materials and parts to offset weather.

Composite Shutters

Composite shutters are often referred to as synthetic wood. This material is for the most part appropriate for exterior storm shutters, rather than interior plantation shutters.

Composite is usually a man-made wood product that can mix other materials, like water-repellent PVC.

This packed down substance looks like genuine wood. But it’s often heavier and more challenging to get in place.

Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters resemble wood but insulate up to three times greater.

They’re made out of polymer, a sort of artificial material that’s similar to PVC, which is used in most plumbing work now.

This model of shutter:

  • Is durable
  • Is strong
  • Retains its color
  • Weathers dampness and humidity
  • Is reasonable

Faux wood plantation shutters are an ideal replacement to wood plantation shutters when upkeep and problem-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 quick to wash and stop wetness. However, they don’t have a duplicate look as a choice wood or faux wood model.

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

Quality and Installation Matters for Plantation Shutters

At Louver Shop of Memphis, we only sell American-manufactured wood or faux wood models. A better-quality shutter will be more durable and look more attractive in your house.

You can order plantation shutters on the Internet or through a chain store. But it’s essential to consider a few aspects, as a less expensive model may cost you in the long run.

Your new shutters should be:

  • Produced with excellent materials and parts
  • Built well
  • Evaluated and put up by a specialist

Your window measurements can differ around your house. This may be due to the foundation, construction or a separate issue.

As a consequence, using cut-to-fit plantation shutters can create issues like:

  • Louvers falling shut or not staying in place.
  • Shutters not remaining sealed or linked to holding magnets.
  • Faded shutters due to sunlight or temperature variances.

At Louver Shop of Memphis, we custom-build our shutters in America for your rooms.

We make certain that every shutter piece is subject to a rigid quality inspection before sending the window covering to your residence for for it to be put up.

Once at your house, our professionally trained, local installation group will ensure each shutter is mounted accurately and functions like it should to meet your full satisfaction.

Want to find out more about our shutters? Ask for a free, in-home design consultation with one of our specialists today. You’ll get to see shutter samples and discuss all the possibilities for your residence.

Signature Shutters in a sitting room

Why You Should Consider Plantation Shutters for Your Memphis Residence

Like varying improvements you can add to your house, investing in plantation shutters benefits your house’s attractiveness and resale value.

According to realtor.com, plantation shutters are often preferred by potential homebuyers.

Here’s why:

  • They’re stylish
  • They help save energy
  • They’re durable
  • They give outstanding light management and privacy

The actual percent of value increase differs by the market and other details. But most Realtors, appraisers and banks concur premium plantation shutters that are put on precisely have a favorable effect on your home’s value.

Any model of quality shutters is an investment in your house, which is in all likelihood the one most important item you have in Memphis. As such, we ask you to ask an area professional, such as one from Louver Shop of Memphis, when making a decision about which window treatments are best for your house.

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