Shutters are popularly known as plantation shutters that are a timeless window treatment for Florida homes.
Shutters belong to the coastal look and give a beach feel to the homeowners, everyone loves them. However, just because everyone is in love with these plantation shutters, does not mean that they are for everyone or every room in your home.
Here we will present some pros and cons of these shutters to help you decide whether they are right for your home.
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Shutters are undoubtedly a costly window treatment, people consider them as an investment. When shutters don’t fit your budget, we have seen homeowners going for shutters only for their front windows and then for other windows, they go for other window treatments.
For tilt-in Windows
If you have tilt-in windows, inside-mounted shutters are not for them. But if you’re adamant about assembling them, then you need to consider outside mounting.
Furniture Placement Can Hinder Shutter Functionality
If you have a small space, shutters are not options to consider. If you have furniture right in front of your window, the window space must be a width away from the furniture.
We must clear you that the lead times for shutters are the longest as compared to other window treatments.
If the blinds and shades take up to 3 to 4 weeks, the shutters may take 6 to 8 weeks for installation all depending on who the manufacturers are.
In Florida, Gator Blinds can deliver AluCore Poly Shutters in 2-3 weeks.
Increase the Value of the Home
Property experts say that the home with plantation shutters gives better returns than homes with other window treatments, Shutters increase your home’s appraisal value.
Shutters enjoy a life span of 20 to 30 years so they are quite manageable.
Given the many features of the shutters, there is an underlying truth that people love the look of the shutters. Whether your style is traditional, contemporary, shutters look great with all, there is a shutter to match every style.
When you invest in shutters, you are creating an asset. The investment is going to reap you benefits in the terms of no maintenance.
Easy to Clean
If you have no time to maintain your window treatment, shutters are a perfect investment for you. A simple duster is good to go for maintaining the shutters.
Shutters are available in both standard and custom sizes. You get options in louver size, color, panel lift systems, the list is endless.
Shutters can be installed on any windows even special windows – rake windows, arched windows, bay windows, circle, ovals, quarter windows, etc.
You can adjust the louvers without opening or closing the shutters. Angle up when you want to let the light come in, angle down when you want to obstruct the harsh sun rays.
If you are installing the shutters, we would advise you small slats for small windows and for areas that get too much sunlight.
Seeing all these pros and cons of shutters, you must now be in a better position to make a wise decision to invest in the plantation shutters.