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15 Benefits of Plantation Shutters

15 Benefits of Plantation Shutters

If you’re looking for one good reason to buy plantation shutters, here are 15.  The benefits of plantation shutters make them the smart choice for your family and the overall design and integrity of your home. Find out why these popular window coverings continue to be a highlight of trendsetting homes across Australia.

1. Sophisticated, Contemporary Design

Used in colonial America and ancient Greece, basic plantation shutter design is a classic that has never gone out of style. Architects and interior designers in Europe and North America, as well as locally, are most likely to continue to incorporate these shutters into their blueprints for years to come.

2. Enhances Property Value

One of the benefits of plantation shutters for residential property investors is the way they boost kerb appeal or improve the street view of the house. Property valuers as well as prospective buyers are likely to take these shutters into consideration when putting the home on the market or when shopping around for one.

3. For Any Room in the House

Because they can be made from a variety of materials, plantation shutters go well with the living room, dining room, bedroom and even bathrooms and kitchens. Not only do they look great on windows, but they may also be installed on different types of doors such as sliding doors, French doors and doors with narrow windows.

4. Built to Last

The durability of plantation shutters is one of the reasons they have been used down through the centuries and why they are great for enhancing property value. With a lifespan of up to 50 years or more, polymer, aluminium and timber are some of the longest lasting materials that can be used for plantation shutters.

5. Light and Temperature Regulation

Plantation shutters are much better than curtains when it comes to controlling how much light comes into a room. They also make it easier to help keep a room warm or cool.

6. Energy Efficient and Eco-Friendly

Helping you save on electricity costs, as well as helping you to save the environment are among the foremost benefits of plantation shutters. They make it easier for you to use natural light and ventilation, shade against harsh sunlight, and insulate your home against cold weather, allowing you to save on power consumption. 

7. Keeps Noise Out

For residences in a high traffic area, plantation shutters can help provide a buffer that keeps outside noise from coming in. If music or movies are often played at full volume at home, the shutters can also help to keep the sound from disturbing the neighbours.

8. Keeps Intruders Out

Plantation shutters also deter intruders, with lockable aluminium shutters being the most secure option. EHi uses top quality T5 material and advanced manufacturing techniques for its domestic aluminium shutters which are the sturdiest on the market.

9. Keeps Prying Eyes Out

Even when they’re not completely closed, plantation shutters with the louvres angled pointing down and outward make it well nigh impossible for anyone outside to look in. This protects your family’s privacy and keeps your property from being seen by burglars. 

10. Keeps Allergies at Bay

Curtains, especially when they’re thick and heavy, have a tendency to attract and accumulate allergens such as dust, pet hair and pollen. Plantation shutters are much less likely to house huge amounts of allergens, making them ideal for family members who are particularly allergy-prone. 

11. Keeps the Kids Safe

Windows will always be safely barred so as to keep children and pets from falling out or from intruders trying to get in.

12. No Cords, No Tangles

Adding to the safety factor for children is how plantation shutters don’t have the pull cords that come with blinds or curtains. You won’t have to worry about kids or pets getting tangled in the cords (or the curtains themselves) or damaging the window coverings by pulling too hard.

13. Easy to Use

Even small children as well as older people or people with disabilities will also find plantation shutters easy to open and close. A simple, smooth movement up or down is all it takes to adjust the louvres and let in light and air or keep heat or air conditioning in. 

14. Easy to Clean

The allergen-resistant benefits of plantation shutters are also due to their being so easy to clean. Just close them completely and wipe them with a soft cloth on either side to prevent dust and other triggers from building up. No more washing or dry cleaning curtains, or dusting Venetian or vertical blinds one slat at a time.

15. Easy to Install and Maintain

Having a local specialist put in your plantation shutters not only means worry-free installation but also having help close by in the one-in-a-million event that repairs will be needed. When installer is also from the manufacturer, you can be doubly sure that your shutters will be maintained exactly to the manufacturer’s standards. 

Click or tap “Free Measure & Quote” on our Plantation Shutters page to talk our specialists about plantation shutters for your home, today.

EHi supplies & installs flyscreens, along with a wide range of home improvement products:  Blinds, awnings, security screens, shutters, & grilles.  These products form the focus of our government – backed apprenticeship, which we’ve recently named the Cert iii in BASS G™.