Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters: Top Questions and Answers

Would you believe that plantation shutters are one of the fastest-growing window treatment styles we market? It is true! Shutter’s popularity grew 17% in 2019. Shutters are the epitome of classic design and durability, so it is no wonder they’re on the increase. With more clients searching for dividers than ever, we wanted to answer your top questions.

What Are Plantation Shutters?

Shutters are window coverings made from wood or faux wood that include a rigid framework and tilt-able horizontal louvers. Unlike blinds which can be increased to the top of the window, shutter panels could be swung open for a very clear view. Shutters are more lasting than dividers because they are permanently fixed to the window and are made with thicker stuff.

Shutters also differ from blinds because there are no cords or strings which makes them safer for kids and pets.

Are Shutters Nevertheless In Style?

Absolutely. Shutters will probably always be in style as they can be customized to match any decor style in the ultra-modern to traditional. Trendy homeowners may opt for a hidden tilt in a fashionable color like black for a sleek statement. Larger louvers can also streamline your look. Historic homes or people with a more classic decoration design may choose a frame design that compliments their crown molding.

How Long Would Shutters Last?

Shutters are the longe lasting window treatment and once installed, are regarded as a permanent fixture. In reality, dividers are the only window treatment that can add value to your house when you sell it. As people become more eco-conscious they are investing in fixtures designed to last and window treatments are no exception.

Shutters can last anywhere from 10 to 20+ years, based on what they’re made of and how often they are used. Solid wood shutters are a few of the very durable with faux wood shutters being a more economical but still durable option. At Starwood Distributors, you will get the best quality and cheap plantation shutters for your home.

Are Shutters Insulating or Energy-Efficient?

Yes! Shutters help insulate windows and can help you save on your energy costs. Depending on the frame design, dividers enclose a window and reduce heat transport. Faux wood shutters are the most insulating since they’re typically hollow that creates an insulating air pocket. Actual wood shutters are slightly less insulating but are more durable.

Can Shutters Reduce Noise?

Shutters can help dampen noise. While they won’t fully block off noise from things like traffic, they could help quiet a distance when completely closed. Be aware that if your room has an echo, shutters can boost the echo as it seems waves will bounce off their hard surface.

How Are Shutters Installed?

Shutters are easy to install but can take a little longer to install than a normal blind. They could be set up inside the window frame (inside mount) or onto the wall away from the window (outside mount). The panel typically attaches to the framework via hinges that let it swing open and shut. Some shutters allow a panel to be mounted directly to a window frame without the use of an additional shutter frame. Call Starwood Distributors experts to install window shutters at your home!

Prefer to have a professional measure and set up your shutters? In-Home Shutter Consultations are free! A shutter specialist will come out to your house, help you get through the plan procedure, measure your windows, and install the shutters for you. The toughest part is picking a color!

In-home shutter consultations are free! Schedule yours today.

How Are Shutters Cleaned?

Commonly a dry microfiber fabric or our Easy Duster is that’s required to wash shutters. Faux wood shutters stand up against moisture and may be a lot easier to spot clean. Wood shutters can warp or swell if exposed to excess moisture so we do not recommend spraying them straight with anything. For stubborn stains, a slightly damp, soft cloth is usually all that’s needed.

Can I Obtain a House Consultation?

Free in-home consultations are available only for shutters. With this service, a designer helps you every step of the way from designing the look and feel of the shutters to measuring and installation. The toughest part is simply choosing a color, but your designer can help there too!

Could Shutters Cover My Circle, Trapezoid, or Other Specialty Shaped Window?

Shutters are often the best choice for specialty-shaped windows like circles, trapezoids, or angle tops. Blinds and shades are usually limited to standard square or rectangle windows because of the way in which they are made to operate, however, a shutter can be trimmed to many different shapes. In case you have a uniquely shaped window, then Starwood Distributors highly suggest calling our design center and speaking to a portrait expert. They can direct you through the process and make recommendations based on your window’s shape or size.

Have Shutter Questions?

Our portrait specialists are here seven days a week to help answer your questions! We can send you free samples, help with measuring or installment questions, and even help provide a quotation. Design assistance is always free.

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