Plantation shutters is a type of window covering that functions the same way as window blinds. In a way that their louvers can be maneuvered to open or close your window. You can improve the home security and block out sunshine at the same time. It looks exactly like the traditional shutters. Although these shutters may have significant similarities with blinds it is much more durable and long-lasting.
It is usually made of solid wood that would completely cover the whole window which provides greater security and blocks out more light emitted from the sun.The common parts of it are tilt bar connectors, louvers or commonly known as slats, frames, and hinges.
Homeowners can benefit from using this shutter as their window coverings
It gives you the same amount of benefits you gain from using common curtains, in which it can be used to increase the privacy in a home, improve security or to filter sunlight in and out of different rooms in your house and even more than that. You can have it custom-made so it can be fitted into different shapes and sizes of your windows and even doors. This shutters have now been a very popular choice as window coverings, because of its practical functionalities, available styles and flexibility to fit in any kind of windows or doors.
What are your options available when it comes to buying one?
There are many different kinds that vary in the materials used, color, design, shapes and sizes. The plantation shutters from Northern Beaches can be custom-made so it can fit the color scheme or the theme of the room.
When it comes to choosing the right type of shutter, one of the ways your windows can serve you well in your household is to decide the right size of your slats or louvers; the most common sizes for slats and louvers are three-and-a-half and four-and-a-half sizes. It is very important to choose the right size for your louvers because it can affect the amount of view you can have between your louvers. The greater the size the bigger the gap of your louvers and the better view you can have, while the smaller the size the lesser you will be able to enjoy the view on the other side of the window. It also affects the way amount of light that could pass through your window, a louver with a greater size can have less light seeping through the little openings of the plantation shutters while the lesser the size the more light would seep through it.
Plantation shutters also vary in placement of the tilt rods; it could either be hidden behind the louvers or placed right in front of it. The purpose of tilt rods is that it can be used to move the louvers all together up and down to close or open the shutter.