If you are considering updating the window treatments in your Florida home, plantation shutters may be the perfect choice for your household. Depending on your needs, plantation shutters can be a great alternative to regular blinds and shades. At Shutter & Shade Source, we understand the importance of selecting the perfect window treatment for your needs and budget. That’s why we offer a variety of affordable window solutions, including a variety of interior shutters to meet your needs. If you think your household could benefit from having interior shutters installed, call the experts at Shutter & Shade Source to get started today!
One of the most striking advantages of plantation shutters is their durable design. Unlike blinds and shades, shutters are thick and sturdy and are not prone to rips or tears. If you have any destructive pets or young children in your home, choosing a durable window covering may save you a lot of trouble in the long run. In addition to wood and vinyl shutters, we offer MDF Hybrid and polycore shutters. Of the four materials, our polycore shutter options are especially durable for those houses with lots of activity and potential for accidents. In addition to being able to withstand more wear and tear than blinds or shades, shutters are also extremely long-lasting. Of course, depending on the material you select for your shutters, you may or may not have to spend some time and energy on maintenance. For example, polycore shutters are fade-resistant and require very little maintenance, whereas wood shutters require a little bit of extra care to ensure that they last for many years to come.
Installing interior shutters in your Kalamazoo home is a smart way to give your home a classic, upscale look that will add instant appeal to your property. Visible from the street, the refined look of interior shutters will give your curb appeal a boost right away. On the inside, your home will look updated and refreshed by the addition of your new plantation shutters. Plus, shutters work well with any home décor, so you never have to fret about whether you need to replace your window treatments if you decide to redecorate. As an added bonus, plantation shutters are so appealing that they can even work as a selling point if you decide to list your home.
Because plantation shutters are so thick and because they are designed to fit into your window frame so snugly, they offer superior insulation compared to standard blinds or shades. That means that your heated air has a more difficult time escaping through your windows during the winters, and your cooled air stays inside during the hottest parts of summer. In other words, the insulating effect of your plantation shutters can help your home become more energy efficient, saving you money on your heating and cooling expenses.
Excellent Light Control
Interior shutters do an excellent job of darkening a room. Because they are fitted into your window frames, very little light can stream in through the sides of plantation shutters. Additionally, the way the slats are designed to close is very effective and allows very little light to pass through the cracks. On the other hand, the slats on interior shutters can be opened partially or completely to allow the degree of light that you want in, no more and no less. Whenever you’re interested in full lighting, you can open your interior shutters completely to allow light in through the window. This level of lighting control works well for anybody who has a child who needs a darkened room for a midday nap, or who suffers migraines, or who simply likes to keep a dark house for sleeping in on Saturday mornings.
Allergy-sufferers and asthmatics alike will attest that dust can really impact their well-being. Even typically healthy people can start to experience difficulty in a really dusty environment. Regular dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning go a long way towards keeping your home clean. However, dust clings to fabric and loves to hide in blinds. Shades, blinds, and curtains are all well-known for harboring dust. It can be difficult, if not impossible, to fully clean traditional window treatments that have accumulated lots of dust. Plantation shutters, on the other hand, are much easier to clean than other window treatments. If someone in your household suffers from allergies or asthma, interior shutters may help keep their environment suitably dust-free.