window shutters

Why Plantation Window Shutters Are Popular

Plantation window shutters have many great benefits for not only lighting up a home, but also adding a stylish design that casually or elegantly elevates the look of any room. Plantation window shutters come in a wide variety of sizes and colors, and they can be installed on windows using an inside or outside mount.  

Plantation window shutters give you unparalleled flexibility with your views out of your window. The louvers in the plantation window shutter can be adjusted for privacy so that you can see outside but people outside can’t see into your home. However, if you want a totally unobstructed view of the outside, you can swing open the plantation window shutter panels.  

Plantation window shutters also give you a lot of control over how much light is allowed into your home. To block as much light as you are able, you can close the plantation window shutter panels and tilt the louvers until they are completely closed (up or down, but if they are tilted up, they will allow more light in, than if they are tilted down). However, if you want some light to come into a room, you can close the plantation window shutter panels, but tilt the louvers open. For the most light, you open the plantation window shutter panels completely and fully expose the window.  

Plantation window shutters offer advantages over other types of window coverings when you are using them to enhance ventilation when your windows are open. Plantation window shutters are solidly-made, so they will not blow in and out on a breezy day. Plus, when air comes in through the louvers, there is no noise. Plantation window shutters also typically have wider spaces between the louvers, so they allow more air in from the outside than many other types of window coverings.  

Plantation window shutters don’t have dangling cords or strings, so they are a safe window covering option for homes with small children and pets.  

Furniture, floors, and carpets can be protected from fading because of sunlight when you install plantation window shutters. UV rays can cause fabric and other materials (including wood) to fade over time. When you position the louvers of plantation window shutters upward, light is allowed in, but the room is protected from direct exposure to UV rays.  

Plantation windows shutters are an investment that adds value to your home, both inside and out, increasing your home’s curb appeal. If you ever decide to sell your home, plantation window shutters will be a strong selling point and they will add market value to your home.  

Plantation window shutters are practically maintenance-free. To clean them, all you need to do is take a damp cloth and wipe them down from time to time. Unlike drapes and curtains, you don’t need to take them down to for cleanings. And because the louvers in plantation window shutters have a wider surface area than the slats in mini-blinds, they are much easier to clean.   

Plantation window shutters are a tasteful and beautiful addition to any home. They can transform rooms into airy, light-filled, warm spaces that make your home more comfortable for your family and guests when they visit.  

If you’d like to know more about plantation window shutters, talk with our knowledgeable team at McNeill Palm. You can visit our showroom at 1191 N. Elgin Pkwy, Ste. C, Shalimar, FL 32579, or you can contact us at (850) 613-6228.

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