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Should You Consider Plantation Shutters?

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Plantation shutters are a great option for the interior windows in any room of your home. If you’re in the market for new window coverings, you should definitely consider them as a top option. If you do make the move in the direction of new shutters, consider these important aspects of choosing the perfect shutter for your space and lifestyle. 

Know who makes your plantation shutters

There are domestic companies manufacturing plantation shutters and companies overseas. It’s important to know where the shutters that you buy come from because it will definitely have an impact on the quality of construction and the materials used. Sticking with a company that sticks to high-quality materials, a commitment to best practices in construction, and the use of proven curing and paint methods will deliver a product that will look great for years to come. 

Easy maintenance is just one benefit

Compared to mini blinds, elaborate curtains, or fabric shades, plantation shutters are a breeze to clean. All it takes is an occasional dusting to keep them looking great. You can also use a vacuum attachment to remove dirt and debris that’s collected in hard to reach places. Plantation shutters are also a more hypoallergenic option for window coverings than options made from material that can trap dust and dander.  

If you really want to get fancy

If your budget not only allows for custom-made plantation shutters for window coverings, it might also have room to make those plantation shutters motorized. The motors that power the louvers open and closed are efficient and reliable. Some shutter products can also be programmed to open and close at certain times of the day so you don’t even have to remember.   

Know what your plantation shutters are made of

Plantation shutters are made with a variety of materials. You’ll find options made from polyresin, phoenix wood, and even bass wood. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages. Poly resin options can be some of the most affordable and many are guaranteed not to shrink, warp, or peel over time. 


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