Functionality of aluminum plantation shutters
Also commonly referred to as metal interior window shutters, aluminum plantation shutters are mostly installed in living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and sometimes bathrooms. The main purpose of these window treatments is to adjust the amount of light that enters a living space during the day and to offer privacy at night time. They can also be used as a part of the overall decorating theme in a room.
They are traditionally controlled with a vertical rod that is connected to individual louvers to the side of the panel for an unobstructed view. Aluminum plantation shutters are commonly hinged so that they can be pulled all the way for additional ventilation. Some come in sets of hinged panels which are folded across the window. These allow people to fold part of them back depending on their immediate needs. The shutter panels can have split controls, if required for privacy and ventilation. All in all, these shutters make for quite a striking window treatment.
How do you go choosing aluminum plantation shutters for the exteriors?
When applied on the exteriors of a building, aluminum shutters really beautify and accent the property, while protecting it from the some weather elements such as strong sun, hails, strong winds and the like. Aluminum made shutters have the added advantage of being low maintenance and do not need to be periodic painted like their wooden counterparts.
Aluminum plantation window shutters are traditionally designed to promote the free flow of air through a structure in warm climates, while keeping the interiors cool. In this regard, they come in a wide range of designs, sizes and shapes to conform with differently shaped doors and windows. The basic design of the plantation shutters has been used since time immemorial.
Every job is custom designed to suit individual requirements. Shutters can be fitted over virtually all window types, inluding sliding windows, casement windows, double hungs & glass louvres.
These types of shutters were originally installed in warmer climates so they could be opened for added ventilation and to allow fresh air in, while in inclement weather, they could be closed. The design of these window treatments is best suited to the places that experience prolonged durations of warm weather, explaining the reason they are commonly referred to as plantation shutters.
As each job is custom made and there are many different variables in the price structure, we can do free onsite quotations or you may send in your window/door sizes & house plans and we can provide a quotation.
Aluminium window treatments are easier to clean than conventional wooden shutters. Not only this, they are more durable and not prone to cracking or fading in the sun, making them the best choice for aesthetic and longevity purposes.