While plantation shutters can be an amazing aesthetic upgrade from ordinary blinds, they also offer practical benefits. This means that plantation shutters can add financial, aesthetic, and practical value to your home. Here are just three of the benefits plantation shutters can have.
1. Energy Efficiency
Plantation shutters are made of high quality, thick materials (usually wood) and are installed in a way that creates a seal around the window frame. The thickness and seal keep your cool or warm air inside from escaping and keeping hot or cold air from outside from coming in. Plantation shutters are one of the best window covering options for extreme climates, and may save you a little money on your electricity bill.
Plantation shutters are some of the most durable window covers available thanks to their construction. Plantation shutters can be made out of different types of wood, including basswood and poplar. However, they can also be constructed of plastic (such as PVC) of varying qualities, or Insulite, a premium dense polymer that looks and feels like real timber. These strong materials will keep your shutters looking great for years to come and can withstand many aspects of daily life, including humid bathrooms.
3. Light Control and Privacy
Since plantation shutters are installed right up against the window frame, they offer some of the best light control and privacy of any window covering. Even black-out curtains can sometimes let light seep through the edges, but plantation shutters do not have this concern. Plantation shutters can be easily adjusted to let in just the right amount of light and can be closed at night for top levels of privacy.
If you’re considering installing plantation blinds in your home, you need an expert you can trust. Longhorn – Screens, Shades & Shutters is a family-owned business dedicated to delivering top-quality products with exceptional customer service. Since 2007, customers across the Dallas /Fort Worth area have trusted us for their window covering and patio solutions, and you can, too. Contact us today to schedule an estimate and see what our professionals can do for your home.