Plantation shutters are louvered interior shutters. They cover the whole window. They are most often made from wood, although modern materials including Pvc and vinyl are also being used with growing acceptance. The shutters are hinged and can be opened or concluded and latched. In increasing to swinging open, some models have moveable louvers that can be opened and closed. Other models have stationary louvers. There is great flexibility in being able to partially or fully open the shutters and/or partially or fully open the louvers. This allows titanic control in directing the inflow of face air as well as sunlight.
Typically the panels of plantation shutters range from 15 inches to 36 inches wide. Louvers are ready in several widths, fluctuating from 1-3/4 inches wide to 4-1/2 inches wide, inviting to different tastes and fitting with a collection of decors. The width of the louver has a practical application as well as aesthetic. The wider the louver, the more air or sunlight will be allowed to filter through.
These shutters are often used in series. Rooms with a amount of windows, several adjacent windows or large photo windows look especially good with plantation shutter window treatment.
Pine is often used in construction of hurricane shutters as well. Contractors and do-it-yourselfers can find them both pre-finished and unfinished. Unfinished allows the contractor or diy to quit with any paint or stain color desired.
Pvc and vinyl panels come in colors, including white. These panels may be plain or have embossed wood graining. Pvc and vinyl are exquisite choices for rooms where there can be high levels of moisture or steam. They are good for pool rooms, bathrooms and utility rooms.
Shutters with moveable panels have the added advantage of providing privacy at the same time they admit light and air. You can adjust the louvers in such a manner that light and air is allowed into the room while at the same time preventing face passersby from finding inside.