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plantation shutters frequently asked questions
are your plantation shutters made of real wood?
Our Plantation Shutters come in three types of material from which to choose:
Hardwood Painted or Stained
Composite Wood Painted
Synthetic (PVC) Waterproof Shutters in various shades of white
how do i know what louver size to get?
There is no "right or wrong" answer to this. As a general rule, the wider the louver, the greater light and visibility you have. The smaller louver sizes tend to look more "traditional" in decor style, while the wider louver tend towards "transitional" or "contemporary" decor.
WHAT IF MY TRIM ISN'T A TRUE WHITE?
No problem. We can match your paint or stain color.
mY WINDOWS TILT FOR CLEANING, WILL PLANTATION SHUTTERS BLOCK THIS FEATURE?
No, we do not block tilt windows. Most windows in newer homes tilt in for cleaning, we can work around this feature and install your plantation shutters in such a way to enhance the look of your windows while keeping all the features of your tilt in windows.
My window jambs are not very deep, can i still have plantation shutters?
Yes, we install our plantation shutters in a frame mount that provides the depth that is necessary for the louvers to tilt without hitting your windows. We will look at your window casing and jambs when we measure and provide the correct framing to work with your trim.
how are my plantation shutters installed?
We professionally install our plantation shutters, caulk all of the seams, and make sure they are in perfect working order. If you would like to DIY the installation, we will show you how this is done and you can save some money doing this weekend project!
how long will it take from order to installation of my plantation shutters?
Standard delivery on Plantation Shutters is approximately 7 weeks from order to installation. Expedited delivery on Plantation Shutters is approximately 4 weeks from order to installation.
what should I budget for plantation shutters?
As a general rule, we recommend budgeting approximately $350 - $450 per window for plantation shutters. The cost of plantation shutters varies by size, material, finish, specialty window shapes and any non-standard features desired.
i don't know what style options to choose, can you help?
Yes! We will bring shutter sample panels, color selectors and many years of expertise to our measure and quote appointment and assist with best style and installation methods for your decor.
can i put plantation shutters on french style doors?
Yes! They look beautiful on doors and we can work around knobs!
CAN I PUT PLANTATION SHUTTERS ON SLIDING GLASS DOORS?
Yes, we'll show you how they can Bi-Fold or work on a Panel Track System!
CAN I PUT PLANTATION SHUTTERS ON ANGLED, ARCHED OR UNUSUALLY SHAPED WINDOWS?
Yes, plantation shutters can be made in just about any shape!
HOW OFTEN DO PLANTATION SHUTTERS NEED TO BE PAINTED?
Plantation Shutters usually have a life time finish and never need to be re-painted. Plantation Shutters may be repainted though if you would like to change the color.