With the fall season in full swing, you might have wondered if this is the best time of year to order plantation shutters. Or, is it better to install plantation shutters in the warmer spring and summer months? What about winter?
Of course, the answer to these questions is that plantation shutters can be installed year round. These shutters elevate the look and feel of your home regardless of the season. However, there are certain times of the year when the benefits of plantation shutters might be more noticeable. Here’s a closer look at installing plantation shutters by season:
Installing Plantation Shutters in Fall and Winter
As the weather turns colder, window treatments suddenly take center stage in the home. It’s common for a home to lose 10% or more of its heat through its windows. Installing the right window treatment can prevent some of this heat loss and help keep your home warmer, longer. This could potentially save you money on your heating bills.
Because plantation shutters are naturally energy-efficient, they are a top choice for installations in the fall and winter months. With plantation shutters, you use the tilt rod to open and close the louvers (horizontal slats) of the shutter. This lets you control the amount of sunlight entering your house, but it also gives you a layer of privacy without sacrificing an outdoor view. This is ideal for those long winter snow days at home.
Plantation shutters are beautiful window treatments. Since the fall and winter seasons also bring with them many different holidays, having plantation shutters in the home can be a way to boost the aesthetics of your house just in time for the guests to arrive.
Installing Plantation Shutters in Spring and Summer
Like winter and fall, the warmer spring and summer months mean that your home will benefit from energy-efficient plantation shutters. With these shutters, your home will stay cooler and your energy bills will likely decrease. While energy-efficient curtains and blinds can sometimes help control energy loss, these items aren’t as naturally effective or aesthetically pleasing as plantation shutters.
Plantation shutters provide maximum light control, so you can enjoy the sunny days on your own terms. Host guests for pool parties and summer game nights with just the right lighting from your plantation shutters. Plantation shutters also allow for proper ventilation and air flow, a necessity during hot summer days.
The warmer months of spring and summer are some of the most popular months for buying and selling houses. If you’re trying to sell your home, then installing plantation shutters before potential summer buyers tour your house could increase the resale value of your home. This is especially true for hardwood plantation shutters, rather than faux wood or other materials.
Ordering Plantation Shutters from Shenandoah Shutters
At Shenandoah Shutters, we’ve been crafting authentic, hardwood plantation shutters in our Richmond, Virginia woodshop since 1990. Our plantation shutters are made by our skilled woodworking employees and are available in your choice of color, wood, and style. You can request a custom color or choose from one of our regular colors and wood stains. You can request a specialty wood, like mahogany or oak.
Shenandoah Shutters patented the Softedge design, a contemporary design solution for plantation shutters. This design is especially ideal for individuals with tilt-ins and casements. With the Softedge design, the hinges of your plantation shutter will be hidden when the shutter is closed.
Shenandoah Shutters serves a variety of locations, including Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Contact us today for more information about our plantation shutters or to schedule an installation appointment. We’ll provide a free consultation and estimate.