You may know that plantation shutters:
Look great and can beautify your home!
They are very energy efficient!
Adds value to your home!
Are easy to keep clean!
Can be very costly!
What you may not know:
How they are constructed and assembled, does it make a difference?
Should you buy shutters made in China or other countries and what’s the difference?
Which shutter will last longer, wood or poly and which is the better buy?
Does it matter how they are painted?
How important is a written guarantee?
Should you get an outside mount or inside mount?
Should you put shutters in a shower area?
Should you buy an arch shutter or a sunburst?
Should you put shutters on French doors with lever handles?
How to get the best buy for your money?
There are hundreds of Plantation Shutter Web Sites.
Every single one will try to convince you that they build the best shutter on the market. Are they all the best? You know that can’t possibility be true. A house full of shutters needing constant service calls can be very annoying to say the least. Some companies are quick about picking up the check but very slow about making service calls. You wouldn’t purchase a car if you knew it would be in the repair shop on a regular basis. Plantation shutters need some forethought.
Decisions you need to make before you buy.
You need to decide on: Louver size, Regular or hidden tilt rods, inside or outside mount, frame style. Do you need to cover your marble sills, is a special cap offered. How many shutters should you put in one window? Is a divider rail a good idea? Can you put them on your sliders? When should a T post be added, which color to use? Should you buy poly or wood shutters? How will they look on french doors with louver handles or on a side light, Also consider this, what type must go in a shower or tub area? Then you should decide if arched panels are a good investment or not. These are just a few questions you should consider before buying shutters.
As you can see there are so many things you should know and consider before you get an estimate and have them installed. I have seen some people struggle with the decision on which size louvers they should use. Louvers come in these sizes 1 7/8, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2 and even 5 1/2 inch louvers. Have you ever seen 10 inch louvers, I have? (not recommended for homes)
Each home and business is different and should to be looked at to determine your best options before you make your decision. Here are the Most commonly asked questions (1) Should I buy Wood or Polly? (2) Why is stain so expensive? (3) What is the difference between buying locally and buying China built shutters? (4) Should you put shutters on sliders?
Why are Plantation Shutters the best window treatment for your windows?
They are considered a home improvement, they really add value to any home. Almost all other window treatments are designed with strings in them. Sooner or later the strings break and give way to problems and usually need replacing. Good quality shutter will last a lifetime. If you ever decide to sell your home you will understand why they will help you sell it sooner.
What do I suggest?
My number one suggestion is that your shutters must be measured and installed by the same person that has years of experience in installing shutters. This eliminates many problems. A top quality installer with years of experience can make a poor quality shutter look good. A new installer can make a good quality shutter look bad. Never compromise on quality, I won’t!
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