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Plantation Shutters

Experience craftsmanship and privacy with our classic plantation shutters

in long-lasting materials and finishes.

About Plantation Shutters

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Plantation shutters are a wise investment that not only enhance the aesthetics of your home but also increase its value. With their popularity and numerous benefits, they offer a worthwhile addition to any space.

 

Enjoy precise light control, improved insulation, and energy-saving properties with plantation shutters. When closed, they provide effective room darkening capabilities.

 

Available in various louver sizes, mounting positions, and frames, plantation shutters can be customized to suit your preferences. Explore options like hidden tilt, front bar tilt, and motorization for added convenience and functionality.

Material Types

Plantation shutters come in three material types: vinyl, composite wood, and true wood. Vinyl shutters are durable and moisture-resistant, composite wood offers the look and feel of real wood with added durability, and true wood shutters provide a natural aesthetic. Learn more about the material that suits your style and needs below. 

Vinyl Shutters
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Vinyl

Vinyl Plantation Shutters

In Myrtle Beach, vinyl shutters reign as the most popular material choice. They offer affordability, durability, and an excellent warranty. Constructed with resilient vinyl, similar to many windows, these shutters are engineered to withstand warping, chipping, fading, and moisture. With a manufacturer's warranty of 25 years, our vinyl shutters provide long-lasting peace of mind. When it comes to shutter recommendations, we highly endorse the benefits of vinyl shutters.

Composite Wood Shutter
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Composite Wood

Composite Plantation Shutters

Composite shutters, also known as engineered wood or faux wood, are crafted from medium-density fiberboard wrapped in a vinyl coating. This combination offers the appearance and texture of real wood while providing a more affordable option compared to true wood shutters. With their durability, authentic look, and feel, composite shutters strike a balance between vinyl and true wood. Many individuals opt for composite wood shutters as they deliver a traditional material aesthetic without the maintenance requirements associated with true wood.

True Wood Shutter
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True Wood

Wood Plantation Shutters

True wood shutters embody timeless elegance and are available in a wide range of colors and textures, making them a classic choice. While they may be the most expensive option, their luxurious appeal is unmatched. For those seeking true wood shutters, we highly recommend the Hunter Douglas Heritance® Hardwood Shutters. Crafted with exquisite attention to detail, these shutters exude sophistication and elevate the aesthetics of any space. Experience the unmatched beauty and craftsmanship of true wood shutters with the Heritance® collection by Hunter Douglas.

Louver Sizes

Plantation shutters are available in three different louver sizes. The most popular size is 3 1/2", which offers a versatile and timeless look. For those desiring a classic statement, check out the 2 1/2" louver size. If you prefer a more modern aesthetic, the 4 1/2" louver size offers a contemporary and stylish option.

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Inside Mount / Outside Mount

When selecting shutters for your home, one important decision to consider is whether to opt for an inside mount or an outside mount. An inside mount involves mounting the shutters inside the window jamb, resulting in a seamless and integrated appearance. On the other hand, an outside mount entails mounting the shutters outside the window jamb, creating a distinct "box" around the window. Choosing an outside mount allows for easier window cleaning, as it preserves the window's tilt feature, which may be obstructed with an inside mount.

 

Take a moment to review the accompanying images for a visual reference.

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Panel Configurations

When it comes to panel configurations, we have simplified it to three common options for your convenience.

The first is the Single Panel configuration, which consists of a single shutter panel that covers the entire window.

The second is the Double Panel configuration, featuring two panels that can be opened independently for added flexibility in light control. Lastly, we have the Cafe Style configuration, where the shutters cover only the lower portion of the window, allowing for privacy while still allowing natural light to enter from the top.

Single Panel

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Double Panel

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Cafe Style

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Frame Types

We offer a range of frame types to complement your shutters. These include:

  1. L Frame: This frame type provides a clean and minimalistic look, offering a seamless transition between the shutter and the window opening.

  2. Z Frame: The Z Frame offers a stylish and versatile option, with its distinctive "Z" shape that wraps around the shutter and the window, providing a finished and polished appearance.

  3. Deluxe Trim Frame: This frame type adds a touch of elegance and sophistication, featuring a decorative trim that enhances the overall aesthetic of your shutters.

  4. Trim Frame: The Trim Frame offers a classic and traditional design, framing the shutter panels with a simple and understated trim for a timeless appeal.

  5. Casing Sill/Decorative L Frame: This frame type combines the functionality of an L Frame with the added decorative element of a casing sill, creating a refined and eye-catching look.

Choose the frame type that best suits your style and enhances the overall visual impact of your shutters.

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Operation

Shutters are available in various operation types to cater to your specific needs. The options include:

  • Traditional Front Tilt Bar: This operation type features a visible tilt bar located at the front of the shutter panels, allowing you to easily adjust the position of the louvers for light control and privacy.

  • Hidden Gear Tilt: With this operation type, the tilt mechanism is concealed within the frame, providing a sleek and uncluttered look while offering the same functionality as the front tilt bar.

  • Rear Bar Tilt: The rear bar tilt option places the tilt bar at the back of the shutter panels, creating a clean and uninterrupted appearance from the front. This design ensures a clear and obstruction-free view.

  • Motorization: For ultimate convenience, motorization allows you to control the movement of your shutters effortlessly. With motorized shutters, you can operate them using a remote control, smartphone app, or integrate them into your smart home system.

Choose the operation type that aligns with your preference and lifestyle, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience with your shutters.

Additional Applications

French Door

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Sliding Panel & Bi-Fold

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