Did you know that plantation shutters are a great window treatment for people who want privacy? In this article, I will talk about 6 things you must know before purchasing shutters for your home.
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Are you thinking to upgrade your home, but also worrying about the large amount of money required to do so? Many people think along the same line, but only a few know the real deal.
Yes, you read it right! Plantation shutters not only enhance your home’s curb appeal, they add value of property, too.
Let’s have a look at the pointers I have compiled for you!
Types of Plantation Shutters
There are a wide variety of shutters available in the market. When redesigning your room, you can choose from synthetic and timber for installation inside the home, while aluminium louvres are available for outside.
Both timber and synthetic shutters have a lot of style options to choose from, but the main difference between them is the price and the fact that synthetic material holds up better in moist weather and environment.
Not a DIY Project
Many people think that a home improvement project can be turned into a DIY one. But, that’s absolutely not the case with the installation of plantation shutters.
A professional installation of plantation shutters means that the warranty of the product will still be intact. Not just that! With the help of a professional, you will not have to worry about the shutters getting warped due to the exposure of UV light as they will be installed correctly.
Add Value to Your Home
Plantation shutters are that type of upgrade that gives you return on the investment. Appraisers consider them as a ‘hard fixture upgrade’. Not only because they enhance the property’s curb appeal, but also because they help you save money. Let’s see how.
When you get plantation shutters for your home, you begin saving money. This is because when plantation shutters are closed, they absorb a fair amount of heat which keeps the home cooler from inside.
In fact, if you intend to sell your home, plantation shutters will add great value to the estate.
Size of the Louvre Matters
Typically louvres come in three sizes – 6.35 cm, 8.89 cm, 11.43cm. It can sometimes become difficult to choose between these, however, it is better to choose them according to the size of your windows. The larger the window, the larger the louvres. The size of the louvre chosen gives a certain feel to your home. Larger external aluminium louvres work well with modern design, whereas smaller louvres are more traditional.
Other Choices to be Considered
Other than the size of the louvres, you have to choose:
- The stain or paint colour
- Whether you want centre tilt or hidden tilt rods
- Whether or not the shutters are full length of your window
Easy Breezy Cleaning
Installing plantation shutters is a great way to keep your home allergen and dust-free. Because the shutters are so easy to clean, they are a good investment, particularly for people who have asthma or other respiratory illness. No matter the size, a quick wipe down with the help of a soft brush is perfect for spot cleaning.
In fact, it is worth noting that the larger louvres are comparatively easier to clean.
There are numerous benefits of installing plantation shutters. They add value to your home when it is on the market, and turn out to be an excellent investment if you are there for the long haul.
They can be customized to match any look from traditional to rustic to modern, extremely easy to clean and to maintain.
However, if you are choosing plantation shutters as a window treatment, you will need the help of a professional installer.