Most homeowners’ preferred choice of windows treatment is plantation shutters. A plantation shutter is a solid, stable window covering that has a frame of horizontal and vertical rails. Plantation shutters are versatile, less expensive, and increase your home’s value so they give more benefits compared to other window treatments. They can be made to fit on any window because they are flexible so you can control the light, have low maintenance, reduces noise insulation, provide privacy, and protect you from cold or heat.
Plantation shutters are flexible enough that it can control the lighting that you want to enter in your room. If you want a clear view on your room, you can just control the shutter panels to be fully opened. At the same time, they also protect you from harmful UV rays by redirecting it so that your furniture and other stuff are protected as well. What makes plantation shutters more convenient is that these shutters already have an invisible UV protective layer so the paint and furnish on your furniture and floors will not fade and even prevents it from happening.
Plantation shutters require low maintenance compared to other window treatments. You can easily clean these shutters with just a quick wipe because these shutters do not usually collect dust compared to curtains and blinds. Since it has low maintenance, you also do not have to worry about the cleaning to be done but also the prevention of any sickness that may be caused by dust. If you have any family members that are asthmatic or have allergies that make them sensitive towards dusty environments, then installing a plantation shutter will help you lessen your worries.
These shutters not only have a layer that prevents UV rays from entering and damaging your home. Plantation shutters also have a layer of sound insulation. Not only that, plantation shutters are also ideal window coverings for you during cold and hot seasons. During the winter, the timber barrier in these shutters insulates your room, keeping you warm on this cold season. Meanwhile, during the summer, you can open the windows and close the panels. That way you can keep unwanted heat out while circulating air in your house.
If you are living near a busy road or street, it can be another reason why plantation shutters are important. Since these shutters are flexible, lighting and heat are not the only things that you can control. If you tilt the lower louvres of the shutter panel to be closed while keeping the upper open, you can still allow light to enter your room and at the same time, some privacy and a quality alone time will be provided for you too.
Plantation shutters really help us by doing more while letting us do less. All we have to do is make some adjustments or twists or tilts and we can have some of the things we need such as perfect lighting, lesser noise from invading the room, heat control, and low maintenance. We can be given all these without spending more than what we already have. One of the great, and probably obvious, a bonus that plantation shutters give us is that they can be a perfect design for our homes as well. If you find plantation shutters to be a perfect addition to your home then install one now.