Two weeks ago, we introduced the basic types of shutter: louvered, board and batten, or European-style panel shutters. This week, we’re taking a closer look at some of the best shutter types for South Florida homes. Find the window covering that works best for you!
California shutters or Plantation shutters
Plantation shutters, also known as California shutters, are the most popular on the market. They have a timeless, elegant look, and work equally well on large and small windows.
Plantation shutters usually have “operable louvers”. This means that you can tilt the slats to adjust the light levels in the room. When closed, plantation shutters are great for sound and temperature insulation.
California shutters are usually fitted on the interior of your windows. If you have French windows or sliding doors in your home, ask for “bypass style” shutters, which slide across the door instead of opening horizontally.
Palm Beach shutters
Palm Beach shutters are one of the many specialist window treatments we offer, manufactured by Hunter Douglas. These classic shutters are specially designed for the South Florida climate.
The shutter frames and slats are treated so that they will never warp, peel or crack. Palm Beach shutters are extra-resistant to humidity and heat. What’s more, they are fully motorized, so you can adjust them automatically.
In our next blog, we’ll take a look at 3 more of the best shutters for South Florida homes: Norman shutters, Bahama shutters, and Pirouette shutter shades.
Check back soon for our next post – every type of window shutter compared, part 3!