The big plus for plantation shutters is that they are considered permanent window coverings that add resale value to a home. If you were to ask most real estate agents about the potential upgrades to a home, custom shutters are always mentioned. It is one of those products that has been around for well over 100 years and really never goes out of style. Moreover, shutters provide “curb appeal” in the sense that they introduce a unique look to the outside of the home.
Today’s market is mainly comprised of three types of shutters: genuine hardwood, hybrid, and vinyl. Each product comes with its own benefits to meet the varying consumer preferences with regard to style, pricing, and resilience.
Genuine hardwood shutters are crafted from pure, seasoned hardwood which lends warmth, charm, and natural beauty to a home. As you probably know, wood is very unique and includes many qualities that are not found in a manmade product, such as different grain styles, stains, knots, and mineral deposits which can all look completely different in various lighting conditions.
Vinyl shutters, on the other hand, provide the look of a finely-painted shutter with the toughness of vinyl for long-lasting beauty and quality. They will stand up to the toughest conditions, yet are easy to care for and maintain. In fact, they come with an industry-exclusive guarantee that they will never warp, crack, fade, chip, peel, or discolor. Additionally, they can inhibit the spread of fire and, because they are 100% waterproof, they are ideal for extreme conditions, such as exposure to moisture and humidity.
Hybrid shutters fall in between the aforementioned types and can be thought of as a composite shutter that looks like real painted wood at a fraction of the cost. They are designed with a grain-like finish that mimics the appearance of genuine wood and is combined with advanced man-made elements to result in a quality product with more strength, straightness, and stability.
Plantation shutters are highly customizable window coverings as, in addition to the material itself, the consumer ultimately selects the louver size, frame style, panel configuration, tilting mechanism, hinge color, and more. Essentially every component of this product may be tailored to your liking!
Our Window Coverings Gallery is an excellent page to visit if you would like to see the different types of shutters in action!