Advantages of Plantation Shutters for Your Home

Because of their unique design, plantation shutters offer a range of aesthetic and practical benefits. They'll make your home beautiful and comfortable at the same time. Find out further advantages in more detail below.

Provide Privacy

These window coverings fit securely against your window without flapping in the breeze as blinds and curtains do. Because of their firm attachment, they offer excellent privacy. You can leave the window open and enjoy the fresh air at the same time. You can also adjust the blades so that you can see outside but people on the other side can't see indoors. Alternatively, close them completely so they form a complete block. Install them in rooms that demand privacy, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as other living areas. 

Suits Bathrooms and Kitchens

Some window coverings suit living areas but not kitchens and bathrooms. For instance, curtains can create a fire hazard near a stovetop, especially when blowing in the wind. Additionally, damp and humid conditions in wet rooms can rot timber and fabrics. Fortunately, plantation shutters come in various materials that work in all areas. For example, instead of wood, you could install white-painted aluminium that is fire- and rust-resistant. PVC and other composite materials can resist mould and mildew and handle shower steam and kitchen dampness with ease.

Protects Your Furniture

Hours of UV light shining on your carpet and fabrics can fade these materials in no time at all. Plantation shutters will help to prevent this. You can angle the louvres so that the light shines upwards during the time of day when the room receives direct sunlight. In this way, you'll enjoy brightness while your furniture remains protected.

Maintains a Comfortable Home

Plantation shutters offer the flexibility to create the most comfortable conditions in your home, regardless of the weather. On sweltering days, you can close the shutters to reflect solar radiation away while the air conditioning does the rest. That way, your cooling system is not working doubly hard to counteract the radiation caused by direct sunlight. 

On cooler but sunny days, you can open the windows for fresh air. Angle the shutters if you want them to direct the sunlight away. Alternatively, mount your shutters on hinges that can swing open for the days you want the windows free and unfettered. On a wide window, you can install bi-fold plantation shutters that pleat to the side when you open them.

To learn more, contact a supplier that carries plantation shutters.