What are plantation shutters?

And why are they even called plantation shutters? Wood shutters are traditionally called plantation shutters because their size and look are similar to that of antebellum plants in the American Southeast. Plantation shutters are structured with a frame which is permanently attached to your windows opening, and a shutter panel which is hinged inside the shutter frame. The panels of the plantation shutters are held in place by magnets, which are directly installed into your shutter frame when the shutters are installed. Since each shutter panel is hinged inside the shutter frame, each can swing open completely by simply pulling on the panel, which then allows it to swing open.

How do plantation shutters work?

Plantation shutters Newcastle contain a frame which is permanently attached to your window opening, and a shutter panel which is hinged inside the shutter frame. Plantation shutter panels are held in place by magnets, which are directly installed into your shutter frame when the shutters are put in. 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. If you have multiple shutter panels, one shutter panel needs to close before the other can. You can easily tell which closes first by looking at the edge of each shutter panel and seeing how they fit together. When you close the plantation shutters Newcastle, you’ll usually hear a noticeable ‘snap’ when the magnets catch each other. If you don’t hear the sound, your shutters won’t stay closed even after shutting them properly. This may also mean you have a faulty magnet.

What are the benefits of plantation shutters?

Plantation shutters Newcastle are great for protecting a home against heat in summer and providing insulation in winter.  They also provide privacy and an extra layer of security, making accessing the premises more challenging for any would-be intruder. Plantation shutters are easily adjustable to increase or decrease the amount of light they bring into the house.  Plantation shutters Newcastle are easy to clean and maintain with a classically simple design that doesn’t go out of style.  The versatile designs look great in any colour and can add natural elements to a minimalist or country themed home.  Many Plantation shutters Newcastle owners also choose to make a statement by pairing the shutters with their furniture.

how do i know i am getting quality plantation shutters?

Word of mouth is the best way to find a great (or not so great!) supplier of plantation shutters near you.  Consider asking a friend, family member or colleague who has recently had their home updated.  Ask who they used and what they thought of both the service and the finished product. Make sure there is communication around the warranty, making sure it follows Australian Consumer Law.  Independent review boards or pages are also fairly reliable sources of information as most don’t allow the companies reviewed to amend or remove reviews they don’t like or agree with.