Plantation shutters provide a distinct aesthetic quality and features that make them stand out from other window coverings. They are known for being one of the most durable types of window treatments.
Unlike curtains and blinds that are made of removable parts, shutters are installed to fit snugly into the opening of the window for years. This type has wide louvres and is often made of strong materials that provide excellent protection to windows.
Kinds of plantation shutters
This window treatment type is made of three different materials, namely, wood, composite, and vinyl.
Homeowners love wood and this can be seen in various parts of the house. The warm, brownish colour of timber (mostly basswood) plantation shutters are great additions to any place. Basswood has the highest strength-to-weight ratio, making it one of the lightest and strongest of all the types. Wooden shutters often have different shapes and sizes. They can also be painted, varnished or stained. You have a wide variety of options to choose from.
These are cheaper alternatives to the wooden version. They are made of engineered timber multi-density fibreboard covered with a vinyl or PVC coating. This type is very strong. It can even beat the wooden variety in terms of its weather- and humidity-resistant properties.
The most affordable type is made of vinyl that is great for hot and humid areas. This variant has no wood component, but it often has PVC or aluminium support. Whilst this variant can last for years, it is more prone to breakages and structural problems, especially the large ones.
What to choose?
Your choice often depends on different factors, such as your budget as well as the place where your house is located. The climate should be considered. Even though wood is a favourite, it is not advisable in humid areas as moisture can cause problems. To pick the best one, consult experts today to avoid regrets later.