Unlike curtains, drapes, shelves, valances or any other cloth window treatment, a plantation shutter can actually be financed into the cost of your new home. Sometimes, this applies to a refinance as well. While you may find this odd, it is really not. They increase the value of the home and they almost always stay with the house if it is sold in the future. Therefore, it makes sense that many lenders are willing to factor these costs in.
What Makes a Plantation Shutter Different?
Traditional shutters have narrower, smaller louvers. While they did see their peak in popularity and there are still plenty of lovely options available, a plantation shutter is becoming a preferred choice because they allow for the maximum amount of natural light. They have wider louvers and those that are created for longer windows on divider rails offer more control. So, you can close some and leave others open on a wide window. They are perfect for any room in your home and offer a great curb appeal from the outside.
There are many benefits to installing plantation shutters into the windows of your home. Plantations shutters help insulate your home, lowering your heating and cooling costs. They also give you the option for privacy from the outside of your home and allow you to block sunlight from entering a room at your own discretion. While these benefits help sell shutters, it’s the traditional look of a plantation shutter that drives many homeowners to choosing it as their main window treatment.
Why Choose a Plantation Shutter?
The look of a plantation shutter is bold, yet traditional. Plantation shutters are available in a number of wood stains and paint colors to complement a wide range of decorating schemes. A plantation shutter tends to have more longevity compared to other window treatments such as curtains. Find wooden plantation shutters as well as eco-friendly synthetic shutters to work with your lifestyle.
The benefit of the plantation shutter is that it is flush with the walls when the shutter is closed. Unlike other types of shutters, there is nothing protruding into the room. This makes decorating easier because you can sit furniture in front of the window and not have to leave a gap for the shutters. They also give you a darker room, which can be essential for bedrooms near outside lights.
When you start to shop for new window treatments for your home, you may want to consider the plantation shutter. They are one of the best shutters for insulation and block more light than other types of shutters. To see the complete selection of shutters available, and to set up your own free in-home consultation, visit Danmer Custom Shutters online. They will help you find the best shutters for your home or office.
Saving Money with Shutters; Plantation style vs. regular
If you are looking at installing new shutters, plantation style shutters offer you some unique advantages over other models. These shutters can provide up to a 65 percent reduction in light, letting you protect your home from high cooling bills during the summer. They can also help protect the home from window drafts during the winter months, giving you lower heating bills and saving you money every month.
Space Saving Shutters, Plantation Style
Most shutters protrude into the room and cause you to lose space around the window areas. If you want to preserve the most room with your shutters, plantation style offers you a flat surface so there is no extra space lost on the walls. They also fit inside the window or doorframe, so you do not need the extra space around the frame to accommodate the shutter when it is fully extended.
What are Plantation Shutters?
New shutters for you home can be purchased in a wide variety of styles and sizes. One of the most popular is the plantation shutters. These are wooden shutters that can provide some of the best light blocking options. Unlike other shutters, they have the turning and support column in the center of the shutter are supported by an exterior frame. They can be purchased as either a standard shutter or as a set of folding doors with shutters instead of windows.
How hard are Plantation Shutters to Clean?
It is easy to clean plantation shutters because, unlike ordinary shutters, when they are closed they make an almost flat surface area. It is as easy as wiping the surface with a mild household cleanser that is safe for wood products. To see a complete line of these and other popular wood shutters, visit Danmer online at www.danmer.com.
Will a Plantation Shutter improve my home value?
It depends on the quality of plantation shutter that you purchase for your home. The shutters offered by Danmer are made to last for as long as your home, so they can add value to your home as well as beauty. One of the main value features is that they can make your home more energy efficient by preventing sunlight from heating the room in the summer and insulating from drafts in the winter.
Is there a safer alternative to a wooden Plantation Shutter?
That depends on what you mean by the word safer. Are you talking about safer for the environment? If that is the case, you can get a plantation shutter made from Thermalite. These shutters are offered by Danmer Custom Shutters and are made from an environmentally safe material. It is non-toxic, flame retardant and water resistant. It can also help reduce your energy costs, which reduces your carbon footprint.
*50% Off every second window covering. Retail value of the 2nd window covering must be equal to or less than the retail value of the first window covering. Ask your Danmer designer for full details.
Special Financing from Wells Fargo
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