Are Plantation Shutters Still in Style in Jacksonville?
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Are Plantation Shutters Still in Style?

When you hear the phrase “plantation shutters,” you might see the shutters your grandparents used in their residence. You could be imagining a narrow frame with tiny louvers, knobs and a clasp to keep the panels closed.

Called traditional shutters, this window treatment is the most historical style of shutters. They’re made much like they used to be many years ago. And they’re a great style if you own a historic house.

But what about real plantation shutters? Are these broad-louvered, usually white shutters still in demand now? Or are they out of date?

At Louver Shop of Jacksonville, our American-manufactured plantation shutters are a high seller currently. They’re also coveted by homebuyers because of their durability, light-filtering effectiveness and energy conservation. In some instances, they may even boost your home’s resale value.

So, we can definitely answer, plantation shutters are still in style in Jacksonville. And they’ll continue to be in style for years to come.

Here are a few solutions for how you can make this classic window treatment match your residence.

Customizing Your Plantation Shutters

At Louver Shop of Jacksonville, we make customizing your plantation shutters an uncomplicated approach. We get started with a free consultation, where you’ll be partnered with a local pro. You’ll go over shutter samples and get professional measurements, all for free and at no obligation.

One of the initial steps in choosing the best plantation shutter is confirming a plantation shutter material.


Selecting a Material

  • Wood is a luxury shutter material. It’s the lightest, sturdiest and most classic for plantation shutters. We produce our Louver Shop of Jacksonville wood shutters from furniture-grade wood, which is the best wood you can get. Due to their lightness and strength, wood shutters are ideal for covering large windows. But they aren’t the smartest choice for spaces with high temperatures or intense humidity.
  • Faux wood, also referred to as polymer, is a lower-priced shutter material. This material is also extremely energy efficient, since it insulates up to three times greater than wood. We make our Louver Shop of Jacksonville faux wood shutters from dense cellular PVC. This material looks very similar to wood. And it can endure heat, humidity and moisture without peeling.
  • A blend of the two materials provides you the durability of wood frames and the energy conservation of faux wood louvers.

Choosing Louver Thickness

Our plantation shutters can be customized with three varying louver thicknesses, 2½”, 3½” or 4½”. The narrowest width fits well with traditional houses, for example colonial, while a wider size works with present-day farmhouse and other up-to-date house styles. The larger width also gives a wider view, plus added natural light and air.

Plantation shutters are moved by a tilt rod. This rod is stapled to louvers in the center of each panel. For a designer style, our PerfectView™ Louver Control System hides the tilt bar from view.

Picking Color

Customarily plantation shutters are stained or painted white. White is a traditional plantation shutter color that makes your house seem lighter, airier and bigger. But a number our plantation shutter types are offered in custom colors. Make yours stand out in your residence by picking a contemporary finish, including gray, black or red.

Regardless of which color or stain you select, you can feel good realizing your Louver Shop of Jacksonville shutters include a water-based, low VOC finish. Foreign-manufactured shutters might give off large doses of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. These chemical gases may create headaches and respiratory issues.

Personalize Your Custom Plantation Shutters with Louver Shop of Jacksonville

There’s a reason we’re the top company for plantation shutters in Jacksonville. Between our professional skill, free consultation and up-front pricing, we make creating custom shutters an uncomplicated, and even enjoyable, process. Prepared to start customizing your shutters? Reach us a call at 888-428-1415 or contact us online now to get your free consultation.

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