Shutters are used in homes across the world for many reasons. Some are used in order to keep out the suns’ bright rays, some are used for privacy, some are used to keep out the sun but open to allow ventilation and some are simply used because they are beautiful and someone simply wants the shutters in their home. One shutter that fits all of these needs into one are called Plantation Shutters. These shutters are beautiful and practical at the same time and many thousands of people have chosen to have them in their own home.
Plantation Shutters originated in the middle ages and were designed for homes that did not have glass windows to keep out the elements, such as wind, rain, sunlight and even the cold or heat. While they were not as good at keeping all of those things at bay as a glass window might, they were an excellent second choice and many homes during those times had what would eventually be known as plantation shutters. Plantation shutters
While the benefits of Plantation Shutters were well known throughout the middle ages, it was not until a move to America was made that it was discovered that these beautiful shutters had another benefit. In warm climates, they allowed a home to stay relatively comfortable, even when the slats were open all of the way. That is because they allowed the warm breezes to filter through the home while continuing to provide adequate shade from the sun, therefor keeping a great deal of the heat out. It was during this time that they were dubbed with the name plantation shutters because they were primarily used in plantation homes in warm climates.
Plantation shutters are used in a variety of different homes these days and while the traditional material for these shutters is wood, plastic has become a common material, because it can be made to look like wood without the cost incurred. In addition to, plantation shutters can be painted any color of your choice, and adjusted to any size, making it easy to put these versatile shutters into any home imaginable.