Plantations blinds became popular in the southern part of the United States. They were originally fitted externally to large and elegant houses and opened outward to allow air circulation or block rain and glare. Now they are more commonly fitted indoors, though they still retained their sense of class.
Plantation shutters consist of a sturdy wooden frame and a shutter with internal slats. The shutter can be completely opened, effectively opening the whole window. Or the shutter can be left closed with the internal slats opened; this allows light in while retaining some privacy.
Though original made from solid wood modern plantations shutters are now more often made from synthetic fibres. Tech Roll Plantation Shutters are made from thermopoly, which is moisture resistant and smoothly manufactured, but otherwise stylish and similar to wood.
Why Thermopoly Plantation Shutters?
Extra strong material, with aluminium inserts
Resistant to moisture, humidity and UV
Large range of styles and colours
Highly resistant to cracking and splitting
Greatly beneficial for temperature insulation and outside noise reduction.
Environmentally friendly and recyclable
Lower fire risk than most materials.
Can be painted and finished like wood.
25 year warranty
Plantation shutters are best suited to larger windows and doors. Modern materials such as Thermopoly allows them to be used in humid environments such as kitchens and bathrooms.