Plantation shutters are a popular and versatile window treatment option that can add both style and functionality to any room in a home. They are made up of wide louvers or slats mounted within a frame, which adjusts to control the amount of light entering the room. It can also adjust the level of privacy and ventilation. Plantation shutters come in a variety of styles which can have different benefits and achieve different aesthetics.
Types of Plantation Shutters
The first type of plantation shutter is the traditional plantation shutter, also known as the plantation shutter with a center tilt rod. This type of shutter is the most popular, and the most versatile. It has a central rod that runs through the center of the shutter. This allows you to tilt the louvers open or closed. This type of shutter also allows for excellent light control and privacy. It can also control airflow in the room. The second type of plantation shutter is the hidden tilt plantation shutter. This type of shutter has no center tilt rod, and instead the tilt mechanism is hidden within the shutter itself. This provides a more streamlined and modern look and allows for more consistent slat spacing.
Another type is the Café style plantation shutter. These are put on the lower portion of a window, typically leaving the upper portion exposed. This type of shutter is perfect for privacy and light control in rooms where you want to keep the upper portion of the window clear, like in a kitchen. Another type is the Bi-fold plantation shutter. These are panels with hinges that fold in the middle. These types of shutters are great for large windows or sliding glass doors. They can open to the side, allowing for maximum light and a clear view. Finally, there are specialty shutters, which are customized to fit specific types of windows such as round, arched, and angled. Specialty shutters provide a way to add shutters to windows that wouldn’t normally be able to accommodate them.
Choose the Plantation Shutter that Best Fits Your Needs
Plantation shutters come in a wide variety of styles. Whether you prefer traditional plantation shutters, hidden tilt plantation shutters, café style plantation shutters, bi-fold plantation shutters, or specialty shutters, there is a style of plantation shutter that will suit your needs and preferences. It’s important to evaluate the features, styles, and materials that best suit your needs, and also your budget, before making a decision on which one to choose.
How to Choose the right Plantation Shutter for your application
Choosing the right plantation shutter for your application can be a daunting task, as there are many different styles and options available. However, by considering a few key factors, you can easily narrow down your choices and find the perfect plantation shutter for your home or office.
Factors to Consider when choosing a Plantation Shutter
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a plantation shutter is the size and shape of your windows. Plantation shutters are available in a wide range of sizes and can be custom-made to fit any window. However, it is important to measure your windows accurately to ensure a perfect fit. Also, it is important to consider the shape of your windows, as plantation shutters are available in a variety of styles, including traditional rectangular shutters, arched shutters, and even specialty shutters for unique window shapes.
Another important factor to consider is the type of material you want for your plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are available in a variety of materials such as wood, vinyl, and composite materials. Each material has its own unique benefits and drawbacks. So, it’s important to choose the one that best suits your needs. For example, wood plantation shutters are the most traditional and classic option, while vinyl and composite materials are more durable and require less maintenance.
The next factor to consider is the type of operation of the shutter. Plantation shutters come in two basic types: traditional and hidden tilt. Traditional plantation shutters have a center tilt rod that allows you to tilt the louvers open or closed. Hidden tilt plantation shutters have no center tilt rod, and instead the tilt mechanism is hid within the shutter itself. This provides a more streamlined and modern look and allows for more consistent slat spacing. Another important factor is the type of louvers. If you need help choosing the right Plantation Shutter we are ready to show you the various options, make suggestions and discuss the various price points.
Plantation Shutter installation process
Measurement and Planning: The first step in the installation process is to measure the windows accurately. This will ensure that the shutters fit properly and function as intended. The measurement is also used to create a plan and layout of the installation process.
Preparing the Windows: Once we take measurements, the next step is to prepare the windows for installation. This may include removing any existing window treatments, filling in any gaps or cracks, and ensuring that the surfaces of the window frame are clean and smooth.
Installation: The shutters will mount on the window frame, either with a surface mount, in which the shutter frame attaches directly to the window trim, or a recess mount, in which the shutter sits inside the window recess, recessed into the window frame. Once the installation is complete, we will test to ensure that it is properly secured and that the louvers are able to adjust easily.
Final Adjustments and Cleanup: After the installation is complete, we will make any final adjustments to ensure that the shutters fit properly and function as intended. Then to finish the installation process, we will do the final cleaning and any touch-up work.
Contact Prestige Blinds to Install your Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutter installation process is a process that requires technical knowledge and skill. We are professional and experienced installers. We will ensure to install your shutters correctly and make sure they will function properly for years to come. With Prestige Blinds installation team and the right plantation shutters, you can enjoy the beauty, style, and functionality of plantation shutters in your home or office.
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