A plantation shutter is basically a strong and stable window treatment consisting of a large frame made up of horizontal and vertical rails and wooden louvers. Generally placed within this large frame are louvers, slats, fabric, glass or any other material that may be fixed within the framework. Plantation shutters are usually referred to as plantation shutters because they were initially used in large buildings where it was necessary to have large amounts of wood work on the outside of the building and the louvers allowed the woodwork to be covered with fabric. There are many variations of the plantation shutters and the type that you choose will depend on your individual requirements.
A key feature of plantation shutters is that they are usually available in two different styles; namely, plantation shutters provide full light control and sectional shutters allow for partial control of the amount of light entering a room while at the same time providing privacy. In the case of plantation shutters that provide full light control, the louvers and/or slats are left open so that you can let in as much natural light as desired. In the case of the sectional variety, the louvers and/or slats are either closed or opened to allow the required amount of light into the room. This provides you with the ability to control the amount of light that enters a room when you desire it to be dark or bright inside the house.
There are many benefits that you can get from using plantation shutters in your house. One of the most important benefits is the fact that such window treatments are designed in such a manner that they provide a complete security to your home from outsiders. In case of intruders, the louvers and/or slats of traditional shutters can easily be opened and thus allowing light to enter the house. These doors also offer good insulation from heat and cold, since they block out the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Moreover, since the louvers and/or slats of these kinds of interior door treatments are not fixed, any air flow coming in to the house is allowed to flow freely and thereby keeps the indoor temperature optimal.