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Do plantation shutters close up or down?

Our shutters are designed as most shutters on the market, with the slats (also called louvers) closing fully flat in the upwards direction. While you can rotate the slats to point downward, the fully flat closure will occur by pushing the slats closed in the upwards direction.

Should shutters go up or down?

The correct installation of a fixed louver shutter should have the shutter louvers facing down and towards the back when the shutter is open (when it is not covering the window).

What are the pros and cons of plantation shutters?

Pros and cons of shutters

Pros Cons
They can help control the temperature They can be the more expensive option
You can use them to manipulate the light stream Difficult to fit yourself
Shutters add value to your home Cannot be raised completely
Durable

Do plantation shutters give privacy?

The best window treatments for privacy that we recommend are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to be shut completely, for when blocking all the light and sound you can is what you need. When you want to let light in and see outdoors, just tilt the louvers.

Do plantation shutters fold back?

Full height shutters are an incredibly popular design because they offer complete privacy, they’re great for insulating the home and they also help to keep out unwanted noises. Another big benefit is that they’re incredibly easy to open – simply swing open and fold them back.

How do plantation shutters open and close?

Since each shutter panel is hinged into the shutter frame, each can swing open completely by just pulling on the panel, which allows it to swing open. Closing them is as simple as swinging each shutter panel back toward the window.

Where should window shutters be placed?

When open, shutters should be located tight to the window covering all or part of the window casing and projecting outward at the window edge. Architecturally, it is not necessary for a feature to actually be functional; however, it must always appear functional.

Are plantation shutters in Style 2021?

PLANTATION SHUTTER INNOVATIONS



Also growing in popularity for 2021 are hidden tilt rods, which take the bar off the shutter’s front. Shutters are operated directly by tilting the louver with your hand or via remote control for motorized solutions.

Where should you not use plantation shutters?

Wood is the most traditional material used in plantation shutter construction, but there are several areas where wood is not the best choice for your shutter. Since it is susceptible to moisture and humidity, we don’t recommend wood shutters (or faux wood) in the bathroom, attic, and garage.

Why are plantation shutters so expensive?

Why are they so expensive? Plantation Shutters are labour intensive. To make a quality Plantation Shutter there are a number of steps to assemble it to your exact measurements, use quality material and paint with quality paint.

How do you install plantation shutters?

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Now you can place the shutter doors into the frame aligning the hinges. Take your hinge pins and push them into place joining the doors to the frame. You may need to adjust your doors.

How do you keep plantation shutters closed?

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Simple as can be a Philips screwdriver. We have access points at both sides very important to tighten both sides it's the slightest.

How do shutter fold?

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With. A t-post is a vertical post fitted within the frame it divides a full height shutter into sections ensuring each shutter matches the layout of the window.

Do plantation shutters block out all light?

LIGHT CONTROL



No matter what a retailer may tell you, plantation shutters are not a 100% blockout product. While they block a large amount of outside light and offer complete privacy, there’s still a small amount of ‘light bleed’ around the blades.

How good are plantation shutters at blocking light?

While shutters are not entirely blockout, they are one of the better options for restricting light in your room. Compared with most blinds and curtains, shutters give you total flexibility in controlling the amount of light seeping into the room while allowing for good airflow.

How do plantation shutters open and close?

Since each shutter panel is hinged into the shutter frame, each can swing open completely by just pulling on the panel, which allows it to swing open. Closing them is as simple as swinging each shutter panel back toward the window.

Do plantation shutters make room dark?

We are often asked if shutters will make rooms darker throughout the day when installed. The simple answer is that shutters can offer complete darkness, full light and anywhere in between. In fact shutters are one of the most versatile solutions for your windows when it comes to window dressings.

How are plantation shutters attached?

Mounting Options



With an inside mount, shutters will attach directly to the window frame with hinges or to a small wooden shutter frame. This is sometimes called an “L” frame. If you do not have decorative molding around your window, we recommend that you choose an outside mount.

What are the pros and cons of plantation shutters?

Pros and cons of shutters

Pros Cons
They can help control the temperature They can be the more expensive option
You can use them to manipulate the light stream Difficult to fit yourself
Shutters add value to your home Cannot be raised completely
Durable
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