When Las Vegas homeowners contact us for an estimate, they might accidentally ask for plantation blinds. However plantation blinds isn’t the right name of the window covering they have in mind.
What most people refer to as “plantation blinds” are actually plantation shutters.
The word “plantation” is synonymous with interior shutters. Blinds aren’t. And the term “plantation” describes the size and style of the horizontal louvers.
Blinds’ thin horizontal slats are not wide enough or thick enough to pass for “plantation” style.
Even some blind companies call blinds “plantation,” but that term has always been associated with custom interior shutters. Plantation style shutters might look like blinds at a glance. But these two window treatments differ in many ways.
How Plantation Shutters Differ From Blinds
Plantation Shutters Are More Durable Than Blinds
Premium plantation shutters can be manufactured from synthetic wood, hardwood, or reclaimed wood. These materials give you a sturdy window treatment that lasts for many more years than a blind. And when your shutters are painted with UV stabilizers, their color won’t yellow.
In contrast to shutters, blinds have a series of cords that hold the slats up. And most have a rod to adjust the slats. These two parts, as well as the thin slats, are susceptible to breaking.
Blinds don’t give you control over temperature and light. And they tend to yellow when overexposed to the sun, unlike quality shutters.
They’re Highly Energy Efficient
Energy efficiency starts with the material a window treatment is made from. Plantation shutters, with their synthetic wood and wood louvers, are the most energy-efficient window treatment in Las Vegas. And it’s Polywood®’s exclusive weatherstripping that’s engineered to help restrict airflow. That’s how Polywood is 1600% more energy efficient than an aluminum blind.
When the blind is closed, you can see holes where the cords are. The slats aren’t tight against each other. And there’s space on both sides of the blind where air can escape through. All these issues make blinds less energy efficient in comparison with quality plantation shutters that close with minimal gaps.
They Highlight The Shape Of Your Window
Another thing to keep in mind is that the only shape blinds come in is rectangular. And when you have windows that are arched, triangular, octagonal, or circular, blinds will hide the shape rather than show it off.
Plantation shutters on the other hand are perfect for specialty-shaped windows. They are custom made to every corner, arch, and angle. The finished product is a window treatment that operates smoothly. And it will look stunning and makes the window shape pop.
They Give Your Home A Custom Look
Yes, you can get blinds in a selection of finishes, colors, and textures. They can even be motorized and cordless. But however you mix and match their options, blinds don’t have the custom look that shutters have.
Plantation shutters in Las Vegas are available in Polywood, Ovation® wood, and reclaimed wood. And there’s 300,000+ combinations of custom options of these window treatments to fit your style.
Usually, shutters are mounted with a frame that accentuates the corners of the window and highlights the shutter panels. These interior shutters become a fashion statement that wows. And as a permanent fixture, they increase your home’s appraisal value.
One unique way to customize your window coverings is plantationshutters built from reclaimed wood. No two shutter louvers - no two shutter panels - have the same colors, marks, or holes. It’s the ultimate custom window treatment you can find in the Las Vegas area.
Schedule A Consultation Before You Purchase Window Coverings In Las Vegas
The first step in picking the best window treatments is doing your research. That’s how you figured out how blinds and plantation shutters are different. So before you purchase window coverings, set up a consultation
with one of our professionals in Las Vegas. We’ll bring samples of products right to your house and help you in selecting the one that works best for your windows. Even if you call it plantation blinds, we’ll know what you mean. Call 702-850-6619
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