Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Plantation Shutters
Did you know plantation shutters are the single, most popular window treatment in the Denton and Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex Area? We wouldn’t call them a “trend” either.
From the logic behind their popularity to their low maintenance and secret benefit, here’s everything you ever wanted to know about these fabulous shutters.
First, What are Plantation Shutters?
Plantation shutters are a type of window treatment that comes with wide and adjustable louvered slats connected to an encompassing framework. The framework is then mounted within the window frame, like this:
Why are Plantation Shutters so Popular in Denton, TX?
Style is the number one reason plantation shutters are so popular in the DFW Metroplex … but don’t confuse “style” with “trend!”
Plantation shutters are one of home decor’s timeless classics. They not only add elegance to any room, but you can trust that in one, two, even five years, they’ll still make your space look like a million bucks.
Why Should I Invest in Plantation Shutters?
We use the word “invest” because plantation shutters tend to give back more than you actually spend on them. Not only do you save on replacement costs years down the road (they’re incredibly durable!), they also RAISE your home’s value.
I’m going to repeat that again because it might have sounded a little crazy at first…
Plantation shutters are the ONLY window treatment that are considered a fixed part of the home… and therefore add to your property’s overall value!
8 More Reasons to Fall in Love with Plantation Shutters
If style and home value aren’t enough to make you a convert, here are a few more reasons folks in the Denton and Metroplex area are loving plantation shutters…
Curb Appeal. Cruise through any neighborhood in DFW, and you’re likely to see plantation shutters gracing the front of homes… and even front-facing garages! It’s easy to see why: they enhance nearly any home’s curb appeal.
Easy to Clean. A quick dusting (for wood shutters) or a wipe-down with a damp cloth (for synthetic wood shutters) are all you need to keep them clean. Their low maintenance also makes them perfect for those hard-to-reach windows.
Child-Safe. Plantation shutters’ lack of cords means you can rest easy knowing children or grandchildren will be safe and sound.
Privacy & Fresh Air. Wide slats allow you to angle the shutters for light and open your windows for fresh air, all while keeping your interior private.
Maximum Visibility. When fully open, the wide slats allow for maximum visibility of your beautiful outdoors.
Insulation Saves $$$. Whether your shutters are made from North American hardwoods or synthetic wood, superior insulation capabilities mean lower energy bills for heating and cooling.
Specialty-Shape Friendly. Have awkward-shaped windows? Plantation shutters are one of the few special window treatments that are up to the task of covering them.
Durability in Texas Seasons. Yes, I mentioned durability before, but synthetic wood plantation shutters stand up to more than the test of time — they also resist humidity, cracking, warping, and fading. In our humid state, that’s important!
Where are the Best Places to Install Plantation Shutters?
- Bathrooms (synthetic wood resists humidity)
- High windows
- Sliding glass doors
- Very large windows (no window is too big!)
- Front door sidelights or French doors
- Windows facing public areas, such as the street or neighbor’s house
- And many more
How Do I Install Plantation Shutters?
Plantation shutters are tricky to install because they require a very snug fit between the shutters and the interior window frame. Instead of giving you a how-to here, we recommend talking to us before you attempt it yourself. They are simply too beautiful to install incorrectly!
Ready to fall in love with your own plantation shutters? Don’t let online selections scare you. Let us bring the shutters to you to see what looks and feels best in your home.