The Benefits of Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutters are one of the most stylish additions it is possible to make to a home. Popularised first at the time of the American civil war, plantation shutters have recently undergone an almost global resurgence in popularity.
This renewed interest in adding internal window shutters is borne of several factors. Not only do they look very attractive and a new dimension to any building exterior, they are also easily maintained, provide protection against the elements and enhance security and privacy in your home.
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The benefits of installing Plantation Shutters
They are long lasting
Here at the Bespoke Shutter Company, we supply and install plantation shutters made from hardwoods such as Cedar and Basswood, or engineered wood with a polymer coating. These materials are known for their high quality, longevity and durability and with proper care, our shutters will stay looking great for many years after installation. For peace of mind, all of our shutters carry a twelve-month warranty against warping and manufacturing defects.
They improve ventilation
Plantation shutters are made with louvered slats that can be adjusted to moderate airflow. This was in fact their original purpose to control the air coming into the building. Shutters rotate to open in the horizontal position and close in the vertical, to increase or decrease the ventilation in a room. In modern homes, where buildings are positioned close together many people find that louvered shutters are the ideal way to create an airy living space without compromising on privacy or security.
They control lighting levels
In much the same way as they control ventilation, shutters can be adjusted to create optimum lighting in a room. When open, maximum light will be allowed to pass through giving the benefit of natural daylight for cooking or reading. The further they are closed, incoming light is restricted to create a darker more restful ambience.
They are easy to clean
Shutters are very easy to clean and maintain. Providing they are looked after regularly, then a simple wipe down with a damp cloth is all that is required to keep them looking their best. Even heavily soiled shutters will not require too much work to get them looking as good as new, as long as the wood is still intact.
They offer insulation
In this country we tend to think of insulation as protection against the loss of heat. Plantation shutters do offer some protection in this area as they create a layer of insulation over the window. They will also help to shield against wind, rain and light.
They can be personalised
Plantation shutters can be personalised to suit the room you intend to use them in. They come in a range of shapes, styles and sizes to complement the window and décor of your home. All of our shutters are made to order, so can be tailored to your exact requirements.
They offer increased security
Shutters provide additional home security for two reasons. When the horizontal slats are closed, the natural line of sight is interrupted making it impossible for outsiders to see into your home. The shutters themselves also provide an extra obstacle to get past if someone attempted to force entry.
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