Did you know that the window covering industry was valued at $29 billion in 2020? Over 12 million new homes are expected to be built in the US by 2028 which will propel the industry even further.
While blinds and curtains are still very common options for residential window coverings, plantation shutters are making a big comeback. That’s right, shutters are back in style.
But did they ever really go out of style?
This brief guide will explain why so many people are deciding to go with shutters and what their benefits are. So, let’s see if they’re the right window covering for you!
Plantation Shutters Are Energy Efficient
The way shutters are installed seals them tightly against the frame of the window. This will help keep hot air out in the summer and cold air out in the winter. Adding shutters is a great way to reduce heating and cooling costs.
Shutters also regulate light better than blinds and curtains. They allow more control when needing to completely block out light, or let the right amount in. This control can actually help save money on artificial lighting in your home.
Shutters Are Easy To Clean and Maintain
Shutters are easier to clean than other window treatment types. Their sturdiness and wide slats provide easy access to cleaning and nothing needs to be taken apart.
Simply wiping the shutters down with a wet cloth will keep them dust-free and looking great. You can even use a vacuum and brush attachment to quickly clean and maintain your shutters.
Long-Lasting and Durable
You’ve probably seen blinds and over window coverings that have become discolored and worn from sunlight and dust. Shutters, and composite shutters especially, are more resistant to fading and cracking over time.
This can save money because they don’t require frequent replacement or professional cleanings like other window coverings.
Add Value To Your Home
You can’t take shutters with you when you move, but they will attract buyers. Adding plantation blinds will increase the value of your home by boosting aesthetics and curb appeal.
Shutters are timeless, elegant, and have a classic style that will always be in fashion. That classic style even pairs perfectly with the most modern interior designs.
Shutters can be custom-made to fit any type of window no matter the shape or size. This even includes rounded transom windows.
They come in a variety of colors to match any design scheme you have in mind. Custom colors can also be applied, and wooden shutters can even be painted by brush or sprayer if you decide to make a change.
Are You Ready to Switch to Shutters?
Now you know some of the key benefits of installing plantation shutters. They’re a timeless window covering option that will add value to your home and can even help save money with their efficiency.
Now, all that’s left to do is upgrade to shutters and improve your home!
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