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Pros and Cons of Plantation Shutters

The Pros and Cons of Using Plantation Shutters

Here are your pros and cons if you use plantation shutters around your home.

When you’re choosing window treatments for your home, you have to understand that all homes are unique. What works for some homes may not work for another. So what treatments are most likely to be best for you? Many homeowners elect to use plantation shutters as their window treatments of choice. Here are your pros and cons if you use plantation shutters around your home.

Pro: Customizable

The ability to customize your plantation shutters is a big plus for many homeowners. There are many colors from which to choose. This lets you give your windows a more distinguished and individualized appearance.

Con: Different Strokes

Some people may want to choose custom draperies or shades instead of plantation shutters. This is because of the larger variety of styles and textures they offer. If appearance is a big concern, plantation shutters don’t always offer the style that people want.

Pro: Plantation Shutters Yield More Home Value

Plantation shutters may come with an initial cost, but in the long term, they will save you money. You may not have known this, but plantation shutters are the only type of window treatment that is able to be financed into your home’s total value. This is due largely in part to the fact that the plantation shutters will often stay with the home even after the owner has left.

Con: Plantation Shutters Are High Maintenance

Plantation shutters can’t just be installed and left alone. You’ll have to take care of them to ensure they last long. Regular cleaning is needed so that your shutters maintain a vibrant and polished look. Tightening of louvers may be necessary from time to time as well. As long as you understand the demands of plantation shutters, there should be nothing that worries you about installing them.

Pro: Functionality

Plantation shutters have utility around your house. You can reduce your energy bill by adjusting how much light gets into your house. The shutters may have an upfront cost, but you can avoid future heating and cooling expenses in the process. Sometimes, you can also save money on lighting.

Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center

Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.

Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.

We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service.  We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.”   This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation.  All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.).  This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).

This service is not new to us.  We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 24 years.  With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”

Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project.  Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!

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