Are Plantation Shutters Still in Style in Philadelphia?
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Are Plantation Shutters Still in Style?

When you hear the phrase “plantation shutters,” you might see the shutters your grandparents had in their house. You might be imagining a thin frame with tiny louvers, knobs and a clasp to keep the panels closed.

Known as traditional shutters, this window treatment is the most historically accurate style of shutters. They’re made the same as they used to be many years back. And they’re a good fit if you live in a historic residence.

But what about genuine plantation shutters? Are these thick-louvered, typically white shutters still in demand today? Or are they out of date?

At Louver Shop of Philadelphia, our American-manufactured plantation shutters are still a high seller now. They’re also coveted by homebuyers on account of their longevity, light-filtering capabilities and energy savings. In some cases, they may even boost your home’s resale value.

So, we can certainly respond, plantation shutters are still in style in Philadelphia. And they’ll remain fashionable for years to come.

Here are several solutions for how you can make this timeless window treatment fit with your home.

Creating Your Plantation Shutters

At Louver Shop of Philadelphia, we make customizing your plantation shutters a straightforward process. We begin with a free consultation, where you’ll be matched with a local pro. You’ll look over shutter samples and receive professional measurements, all at no cost and at no obligation.

One of the early steps in selecting the ideal plantation shutter is determining a plantation shutter material.


Choosing a Material

  • Wood is a premier shutter material. It’s the lightest, strongest and most classic for plantation shutters. We make our Louver Shop of Philadelphia wood shutters from furniture-grade wood, which is the most superior wood available. Because of their lightness and strength, wood shutters are great for covering large windows. But they aren’t the wisest option for rooms with high temperatures or extreme humidity.
  • Faux wood, also called polymer, is a lower-priced shutter material. This material is also highly energy efficient, since it insulates up to three times better than wood. We manufacture our Louver Shop of Philadelphia faux wood shutters from thick cellular PVC. This material looks very similar to wood. And it can stand up to heat, humidity and moisture without cracking.
  • A blend of the two materials offers you the strength of wood frames and the energy conservation of faux wood louvers.

Choosing Louver Thickness

Our plantation shutters can be created with three differing louver thicknesses, 2½”, 3½” or 4½”. The narrowest measurement is great for classic homes, for instance colonial, while a bigger width complements modern farmhouse and other popular house styles. The larger width also provides a wider view, plus extra light and air.

Plantation shutters are opened and closed by a tilt rod. This rod is secured to louvers in the center of each panel. For an ultramodern appearance, our PerfectView™ Louver Control System obscures the tilt bar from view.

Determining Color

Generally plantation shutters are stained or painted white. White is a classic plantation shutter color that makes your house appear lighter, airier and larger. But a number our plantation shutter styles come in custom colors. Make yours distinctive in your house by choosing a stylish finish, like gray, black or red.

Whichever color or stain you select, you can rest easy realizing your Louver Shop of Philadelphia shutters include a water-based, low VOC finish. Foreign-manufactured shutters might give off large amounts of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. These chemical vapors can cause headaches and respiratory symptoms.

Design Your Custom Plantation Shutters with Louver Shop of Philadelphia

There’s a reason we’re the #1 source for plantation shutters in Philadelphia. Between our professional expertise, free consultation and simple pricing, we make crafting custom shutters a simple, and even enjoyable, process. Prepared to begin customizing your shutters? Reach us a call at 888-428-1415 or contact us online right away to request your free consultation.

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