Interior shutters are indeed very popular today simply because they offer a variety of important benefits. For starters, they can keep light out or in, they can most assuredly preserve your privacy, they provide a simple but clear view to the outdoors, they definitely add style and class to your living space and indeed enhance the value of your home as well. With that said, is it any wonder why so many homeowners give favor to interior window shutters these days.
Though interior shutters do present with so many important benefits, it can be quite challenging for homeowners to choose the perfect shutters for their homes. Materials, features, costs, and installation procedures all play a part in that important decision-making process. Here at Just Add Shutters we are truly all about our valued customers and about providing customer service and insight on our quality, top of the line products and services that cannot be matched by any of our competitors. We take steps to help our clients to choose the best and most appropriate interior shutters to match their already existing home décor and those that will provide them with the specialized features they are looking for.
Before we begin, so as not to confuse you, please be aware that interior shutters are frequently referred to as plantation shutters which is a term that is indicative of the fact that both their look and size is reminiscent of the plantations of the southwest and are typically used on larger windows.
When choosing your interior shutters there are some simple and basic facts and elements to take into consideration. For starters, decide on your specific choice of louvers. Interior shutters, as many people know, can have either movable louvers or fixed louvers. The experts here at Just Add Shutters find, more often than not, that the movable louvers are by far the most popular of choice. These louvers are directly connected to the vertical rod, referred to as the tilt rod, that permits your shutters to either open or close. If you opt for standard shutters then small louvers are needed while those homeowners who give favor to plantation shutters will find that the use of larger louvers is absolutely mandatory.
The next step in your decision making process is choosing the material that suits you best. From wood shutters, that, over time, can actually warp in the presence of consistent humidity requiring owners to repaint or restain them and other wood materials far exceeding typical expectations, to PVC materials that can either effectively imitate wood or otherwise look remarkably cheap, we strongly suggest you do your research before making your material choice.
Finally, our experts will tell you that it is important to take into consideration tensioning needs. Though many plantation shutters are made of quality materials and don’t typically need any type of tensioning control, it is definitely a feature you want to give focus to. With your interior shutters you surely want to be able to control the louver tensions since, over time and with age, the louvers can start to decline and the shutters begin to droop. Some of the newer shutters also have a screw located on one side of the shutters that addresses tensioning should you notice your shutters are starting to droop. Overall tension control is critical to the appearance, value and life expectancy of your interior shutters.
With all of this insight and important information, you can now start your search and your shopping for the perfect interior shutters for your home. Give a shout out to our professional consultants here at Just Add Shutters who can guide and direct you in your decision-making and provide you with all the pertinent data you need to make your challenging choice. We are here to answer all your questions and address all your concerns and most assuredly, to provide you with top of the line products, superior installations, and the best in customer service. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and schedule your free consultation. We look forward to serving all our Brentwood clients and to adding style, class and value to your living space and home.