The Stylish Secure Window Covering – Plantation Shutters
What Are Plantation Shutters?
Plantation Shutters, also sometimes called Louvred Shutters or Colonial Shutters, are wooden shutters that go on the inner frame of your window. The louvre part, are the horizontal slats that can be angled to a position which allows you to limit the levels of light you want in the room.
What are the security benefits of Plantation Shutters?
When your plantation shutters are closed, then there appears to be a solid structure behind your window, this additional layer would be off putting to any would be burglar as it looks like another difficult object to break through.
Similarly when you go away or when you leave the house you can angle your shutters in a position whereby it looks like you could be home but also prevents anyone passing by from seeing that your house is either unoccupied for the time being, but also from seeing what possession of value you have that may be worth taking.
In terms of privacy this is also a great bonus. Those who live near to the footpath or road with little in-between the window and those passing by, will be able to have their blinds at an angle that lets a favourable amount of light in, however stops people from being too close to daily life and prying on what goes on behind closed doors.
The knock on effect of this, is also that if you’re in a busy urban area, due to the solidity of the plantation shutter, you can eliminate noises of passersby and traffic which would not be as easily done with blinds or curtains.
Are There Any Other Benefits Of Plantation Shutters?
Alongside being a great additional level of security (which could potentially help lower insurance premiums) plantation shutters are a stylish window covering that will help you stand out from your friends and neighbours. They can be custom painted to match any room in your house to add a real personal feel to them.
The stylish addition of louvred shutters to your home, will also add value to your property. The security benefits, in tandem with having greater control over how much light you let in will only serve to increase the value of your property.
If you or your family suffer from allergies, then plantation shutters are a good idea, dust mites and other creatures are not provided with the right conditions to bread on the easily cleanable surface of a louvred shutter and as such allergy sufferers will have less issues than with a fabric window covering such as curtains or blinds.
In terms of the cost, you’ll start to see savings on your energy bills, as plantation shutters not only help manage light levels, but work extremely well as an insulator, keeping your rooms cool in summer and heat trapped in during the winter.
Overall plantation shutters are an excellent investment for any property, their range of benefits means that whatever our reason for taking a shine to them in the first place, you will find other benefits that make them seem worth the investment that you potentially hadn’t considered.