Reasons why shutters are a smart investment

Yasmeen 1/31/2020 2:00:48 PM Inspiration
Saving 40% or more on plantation shutters by doing it yourself is definitely a smart choice. Not only that but choosing plantation shutters is also a smart investment in your home. Let’s look more at the value DIY indoor shutters bring to the table.

Property Value

Adding elegance to the inside and outside of your home, plantation shutters are a highly sought-after window treatment. Elegant shutters will add to the appraisal value of your home if you are looking to sell. Real estate experts agree that homes with custom plantation shutters will also sell faster.

Turn heads from the interior or exterior of your home with custom plantation shutters!


Because our shutters are custom-made to fit your windows, they will not have to be cut down to size or leave large gaps to fill in. This results in less light bleeding into the room when the shutters are closed and protects your home against the elements.

Check out our step-by-step measuring guides for detailed instructions on getting the most accurate measurements.

Get shutters that fit like a glove – even for special shaped windows!

Energy Efficient

Shutters are an eco-friendly choice for your home. They provide an insulative barrier to your windows. This keeps out extreme hot and cold temperatures in the summer and winter. This results in less use of your air conditioning and heating, which means lower energy bills!

Low Maintenance

All your shutters need is a gentle wipe down with a duster or cloth to keep them looking good as new. Slight adjustments can be made to keep the hinges aligned and keep the desired amount of tension in your slats over the years. See our quick maintenance videos to see how easy it is to keep your shutters in the best condition.

Our Affordable Fauxwood and American Polyvinyl are waterproof shutters that will hold up to moisture as a perfect low maintenance solution for kitchens or bathrooms.

Long Lasting

All our shutters come with a 3-year warranty and are made of 100% solid materials. Your shutters will last you well beyond that time, but that 3-year period is more than enough time to spot any rarely occurring manufacturing issues. Our shutters are treated with UV protectant and sealant that is mixed with the paint and applied in several layers to protect your shutters for the long haul.


Plantation shutters give your home a secure feeling and offer the most flexibility of any window covering in terms of how much light can be let in, while keeping visibility blocked from the outside.

Control how much you open your panels or slats to control the amount of light and privacy.

Our slats are designed to close flat in the upwards direction offer maximum light blockage and privacy while closed, and still offering privacy even with the slats partly tilted open. Of course, you still could fully open the slats or fully swing the panels open for full visibility and light entry.

Peace of Mind

Peace of mind is something hard to put a price on, but I think we can all agree it is quite valuable! Rest easy at night with your shutters blocking the harsh morning sun while also reducing noise from the outdoors.
Solid panel shutters offer the most light blockage and noise reduction – great for bedrooms!

Cut down the time spent dusting your window coverings and even reduce the amount of dust entering the home by having your plantation shutters closed. Get relief from outdoor dust and pollen allergies by adding this insulative barrier to your home!

Adding value to your home is one of the big advantages to plantation shutters versus blinds, curtains or shades. Check out our gallery for inspiration from our previous customers’ successful installs! Learn more about choosing a shutter material and how to get started by clicking here.

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