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All About Plantation Shutters

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Plantation shutters are interior shutters with wide louvers. They’re the most popular type of shutters in Mountain View as well as across the country, but they are seen the most in the South and West. The larger louvers give these shutters an elegant look, which works well in any room from the dining room to the bedroom. They are versatile window treatments that also work well in casual rooms. White is the most popular color, but wood shutters can be stained to any color. Plantation shutters come in three main materials: vinyl, composite, and wood. Here’s a breakdown of each so you can decide what works best for your Mountain View, CA home.

Vinyl Plantation Shutters

Vinyl is the least expensive type of shutter, but the low-end versions can have structural issues. Vinyl shutters are made from PVC materials and cost is their main advantage. They are also weather resistant and come in a variety of types. Hollow vinyl has hollow frames, but they also have size limitations because the frames can’t support a lot of weight. Structured hollow vinyl supports weight and reduces sag, but they are still hollow. Solid vinyl is filled with PVC all the way through. They are more stable and still low in cost. Solid vinyl with aluminum inserts have a metal support inside with a light profile outside. And vinyl-clad wood is strong and durable with wood on the inside, but moisture resistant with vinyl on the outside.

Composite Plantation Shutters

These shutters are sometimes called engineered wood, faux wood, or even fake wood. They are engineered wood wrapped in vinyl or PVC coatings. They are sturdy and weather and humidity resistant. They are also an affordable alternative to wood and work well in bathrooms and kitchens.

Wood Plantation Shutters

Wood shutters Mountain View, CA are the ultimate interior shutters. They are the gold standard when it comes to plantation shutters. Basswood is the most popular with a light, strong strength-to-weight ratio. Wood comes in custom shapes and sizes and it can also be painted or stained, unlike vinyl or composite, which cannot be changed later. Plantation wood shutters are beautiful and they last such a long time, they make up for their initial higher costs.

If you are interested in wood shutters, San Francisco Shutters is here to help you with all of the important decisions you will need to make. Give us a call at 855-992-6739 and we’ll give you the professional advice you need. We’ve been serving the Bay area for over 40 years as the premiere supplier and installer for interior wood shutters. Our plantation shutters are made from solid basswood, the ultimate wood type for these shutters. We want nothing but the best for your home! Stop by and see the options we have to offer in our showroom at 1676 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010. We’re open Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm. When you come to our showroom, a shutter professional can give you a free consultation on the spot!