5 Amazing Benefits of Plantation Shutters

While blinds and curtains have long been the most widely used form of window dressing, plantation shutters are quickly becoming one of the most demanded alternatives. Traditionally, they were made of wood and installed on the outside of the window. Today, plantation shutters are generally mounted on the inside part of the window. However, they're also used as frames in verandahs, patios and balconies. Continue reading for five practical benefits of plantation shutters

Easy to Maintain

Today, plantation shutters are made out of hard-wearing materials like PVC, aluminium and wood. This means that they won't peel or crack, and they'll continue to be in good condition for a long time. With little-to-no maintenance required, you won't need to replace them for a long time. If you do need to replace them, the frame will still be intact and you can just replace the slats. Plantation shutters are among the easiest window dressings to clean. You'll only need to do some light dusting and occasionally wipe them down with a damp cloth. 

Improved Security and Privacy

If your property neighbours a street or other houses, it's hard to get the privacy you need. This can be a major problem during the day when you want to allow the natural light but without the prying eyes being able to peep into your house. Plantation shutters are an excellent solution. You can have the lower louvres closed while the top louvres remain open, allowing in daylight. 

Alternatively, the louvres can be angularly tiled so that light still filters through and yet nobody can see through. 

Energy Efficiency

Plantation shutters are thick. They're also designed to fit snugly into the window frame. These traits allow them to offer superior insulation compared to the standard shades or blinds. Heated air will not easily escape through the windows during winters, and the cooled air will stay inside during the hot parts of summer. This insulating effect helps you have a more energy-efficient home, saving you money on heating and cooling expenses. 

Classic Look

Plantation shutters will give your home a classing and upscale look that instantly adds to the appeal of your property. They'll boost your home's kerb appeal. On the inside, plantation shutters will update your home and blend well with any decor. If you need to decorate, you won't have to think about replacing your window treatments, 

Health Benefits

Blinds, shades and curtains are known to harbour dust. Fully ridding them of dust is difficult. However, with plantation shutters, you'll have a much easier time cleaning. If someone in your home suffers allergies, plantation shutters may keep the house relatively dust-free.

Plantation shutters are a great and classic addition to any home. Also, they blend in with any style of home decor.