When you hear the term “plantation shutters,” you might imagine the shutters your grandparents had in their residence. You may be imagining a thin frame with miniature louvers, knobs and a clasp to keep the panels together.
Called traditional shutters, this window treatment is the most historical type of shutters. They’re created the same as they used to be many years prior. And they’re a fantastic fit if you live in a historic residence.
But what about authentic plantation shutters? Are these thick-louvered, typically white shutters still in demand today? Or are they dated?
At Louver Shop of Gulf Coast, our American-made plantation shutters remain a high seller today. They’re also wanted by homebuyers because of their longevity, light-filtering capabilities and energy savings. In some cases, they may even increase your house’s resale value.
So, we can confidently answer, plantation shutters are still in style in Gulf Coast. And they’ll stay fashionable for many years.
Here are a few solutions for how you can make this classic window treatment match your house.
Creating Your Plantation Shutters
At Louver Shop of Gulf Coast, we make designing your plantation shutters a straightforward process. We start with a free consultation, where you’ll be matched with a local pro. You’ll go over shutter samples and receive professional measurements, all at no cost and at no obligation.
One of the initial steps in choosing the best plantation shutter is determining a plantation shutter material.
Selecting a Material
- Wood is a premier shutter material. It’s the lightest, sturdiest and most classic for plantation shutters. We produce our Louver Shop of Gulf Coast wood shutters from furniture-grade wood, which is the finest wood you can get. Due to their lightness and strength, wood shutters are ideal for covering big windows. But they aren’t the wisest solution for rooms with high temperatures or intense humidity.
- Faux wood, also called polymer, is an economical shutter material. This material is also highly energy efficient, because it insulates up to three times better than wood. We produce our Louver Shop of Gulf Coast faux wood shutters from dense cellular PVC. This material appears very similar to wood. And it can endure heat, humidity and moisture without flaking.
- A combination of the two materials provides you the stability of wood frames and the energy efficiency of faux wood louvers.
Selecting Louver Thickness
Our plantation shutters can be created with three different louver widths, 2½”, 3½” or 4½”. The slimmest width is great for classic homes, for instance colonial, while a wider size complements updated farmhouse and other popular home styles. The thicker width also provides a more expansive view, in addition to extra sunlight and air.
Plantation shutters are controlled through a tilt rod. This rod is attached to louvers in the center of each panel. For an ultracontemporary style, our PerfectView™ Louver Control System hides the tilt bar from view.
Commonly plantation shutters are stained or painted white. White is a classic plantation shutter color that makes your house seem lighter, airier and more spacious. But a lot our plantation shutter styles are available in custom shades. Make yours stand out in your house by choosing a fashionable finish, including gray, black or red.
Whichever color or stain you settle on, you can feel content being aware your Louver Shop of Gulf Coast shutters include a water-based, low VOC finish. Foreign-made shutters could issue large concentrations of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. These chemical fumes may lead to headaches and respiratory issues.
Personalize Your Custom Plantation Shutters with Louver Shop of Gulf Coast
There’s a reason we’re the most popular choice for plantation shutters in Gulf Coast. Through our professional skill, free consultation and simple pricing, we make creating custom shutters an uncomplicated, and even fun, process. Want to get started making your shutters? Get in touch with us a call at 888-428-1415 or contact us online right away to request your free consultation.