Jan 26, 2016
We hope you enjoy this video featuring some of the plantation shutters we've installed over the past few years!
Many people have asked what the difference is between regular shutters and plantation shutters. Generally, most of the shutters you see these days are of the plantation-style, which have wider louvers than traditional shutters, which are usually only about 1 1/4 inch. These wider louvers afford a better view when open, and better protection from the heat of the sun when closed. This style of shutter was popularized in the Old South, where the sun could be brutal.
In the video, you'll see examples of plantation shutters with front-tilt bars and hidden tilt bars (also known as Invisitilt), as well as examples of shutters used to great effect on sliding-glass and French doors.