Plantation Shutters are a solid window treatment, that does not contain fabric-type materials. Plantation shutters are made with operable louvers of various sizes; 2 ½”, 3 ½”, or 4 ½”. The louvers are used to control light, provide privacy, and allow for a nice view outside. The popularity of plantation shutters has increased for decades. The following is a glossary describing the various parts of a plantation shutter. Various types of materials are used when manufacturing plantation shutters.
Wood: The two types of wood most commonly used in manufacturing plantation shutters are basswood and poplar. Our Salem Wood Shutter is made from all wood components.
Poly: Many manufacturers use a form of poly (PVC) to make their plantation shutters. Our Premium Poly shutter is made from all poly components. Our Salem Hybrid Shutter is made from a mixture of wood and poly components.
Plantation shutters can be designed to fit windows in several different configurations.
Single Hung: Full-height shutters that cover the entire window opening.
Café: Shutters that cover half of the window opening.
Double Hung: Two separate sections of shutters, a bottom half and a top half, in a window opening.