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Choosing your window coverings can leave a lot of considerations. How much do they cost? Is there really a difference? Do they match my interior design? One you won’t want to forget about, that will help you make the call on many of those other questions, is how much privacy do you need? The answer can actually vary widely from person to person and from room to room, and that’s why it’s important that you make sure you have the best for each.

At The Plantation Shutter Company in North and South Carolina, we have all the variety you could ever want or need from window coverings, and we’re sure to have something to match your home and desired level of privacy. Consider what’s best for you, and when you’re ready, give your local retailer a call so they can help you pick out the exact shades, blinds, or shutters to fit your needs.

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When you’re considering what blinds, shutters, or shades to put into your home, there are a lot of factors to consider. One of the most predominant factors you should be thinking about is how those window coverings affect the lighting and aesthetics of your home. You’re going to want something that complements your interior design, but that also gives you as much light and light control as you need.

At The Plantation Shutter Company, we know window coverings inside and out, and we can help guide you to the shutters that best match your needs and your home. When you contact one of our locations in North or South Carolina, our local window covering experts will discuss with you the specific needs of your home and various rooms, and then come up with the best solution for you — all while keeping cost and viability in mind. Learn more about what shades, blinds, and shutters can do for your lightings and aesthetics, and then give us a call to get started!

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Hurricane season can bring whipping winds, torrential downpours, power outages, and flooding. If you live along the coast in the South, it is important to know how to protect your house from damage before the storm hits. Hurricane shutters remain the most economical solution to secure your window opening, although hurricane-proof glass has become more popular. Here is a list of the pros and cons of different types of shutters to defend your house from the next hurricane.

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If your plantation shutters are in need of new life, instead of replacing them, try repainting them a different color to brighten up your home. Even if you want to change the color scheme of your home, plantation shutters can be a lifelong investment if you repair and renovate them yourself. Here is how:

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Bahama plantation and exterior shutters, also known as Bermuda shutters, are popular in the Caribbean because of the sun protection that they offer. Bahama shutters are push-out shutters that just lift away from the window.

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Bi-Fold plantation shutters are a type of plantation shutter that can be used on windows or doors. They have hinges in the middle that allow them to be folded up and placed on either side of the door or window.

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Arched Plantation Shutters work with your arched windows that let the afternoon sun in. Keep the heat out in the summer and inside for the winter by getting plantation shutters for those windows. Arched plantation shutters can help you save energy and lower your utility bills.

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When you are looking for plantation shutters for your home, there are various types that you have to choose from. Learning about the types of plantation shutters can help you to make the best decision on which would be best for you and your lifestyle.

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Over time, you may notice that your plantation shutters are in need of a few repairs. Luckily, these repairs are often minor and can be fixed easily without the need of a specialist. To help you assess and repair your damaged plantation shutters, here is a list of some common repairs done on plantation shutters and easy instructions on how to fix them:

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There are a few occasions where you may need to remove your plantation shutters. Whether you’re replacing, repairing or cleaning, removing plantations shutters should be done carefully. Here are the steps you will need to follow in order to safely remove your plantation shutters:

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Once you decide what kind of plantation shutter you would like, you then need to measure for them. When measuring for plantation shutters, there are some simple steps you need to follow to be certain the shutters ordered are the correct size for the window.

Before starting to measure for plantation shutters, it is important to use a reliable ruler. A steel tape measure is recommended.

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Everyone loves the way their plantation shutters look when they are first installed, and keeping them looking that way will require some regular cleaning.

There are a few different ways to clean plantation shutters based on the type of shutter that you have.

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In this age of the internet it can be tempting to simply go to your favorite online retailer, shop around a bit and then hit “buy.” Unfortunately that can be a risky way to go about buying plantation shutters.

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What are plantation shutters, exactly? It may sound like a simple question, but while many people could probably pick plantation shutters out of a line-up, they might not be able to tell you exactly what makes them different from other types of shutters.

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Many associate traditional plantation shutters with the historical height of the south, reminiscing about old plantations and huge, grandiose mansions. Although plantation shutters did gain their popularity and unique style during this time, shutters in general date back to ancient Greece.

Shutters were originally designed to serve three basic functions: light control, ventilation, and protection. Although they still serve these purposes today, modern shutters also serve a much more decorative function.

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Plantation Shutters have strong roots embedded in the history of the American South.

Making their first appearance in The South when America became colonized by the Spanish, these distinctively designed window trimmings were very popular in mansions on cotton and sugar plantations.

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Are you looking for a company who is going to haphazardly slap on some overpriced, low quality window treatments and then leave you hanging when they inevitably fall apart a year later?

We didn’t think so.

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