Adding home plantation shutters can add character to the exterior of your home, especially if it has a traditional style. Here’s how you can find the right shutters for your home.
You can find plantation shutters in a variety of finishes. You will be able to choose from wood, vinyl, or faux wood. Wood will be more difficult to maintain than vinyl. Vinyl is harder to paint, however, if you choose to change the look later. Think about how often you change the paint scheme or overall outlook on your house when you choose your material.
It’s best to have plantation shutters installed professionally to give you the highest quality and best look. Before you start searching for a company get recommendations and referrals from your friends and neighbors. Also check with the Better Business Bureau for reputation and complaints.
Different materials will carry different price tags. You need to look at more than just the cost of the shutters, but the cost of maintenance in relation to your local climate. In high humidity areas faux wood can swell and chip, causing you to have to replace them sooner than vinyl. Whatever you choose, plan a budget and stick to it.