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What You need to know about Plantation Shutters.

Updated: Sep 19, 2022

Shutters have been around for centuries. It is believed that shutters were first invented in ancient Greece in order to provide light control, ventilation, and protection in that tropical environment. Fast forward to the 21st century and not a whole lot has changed. Especially for those of us who live in Florida. Plantation shutters have many benefits, including privacy, energy efficiency, ventilation and child safety.

If you are still unsure if Plantation shutters are for you, we have included an overview of everything you need to know about owning and maintaining plantation shutters. We hope this can help


In today’s homes, you will find many different types of window treatments ranging in styles, textures and also prices. If you are looking for a window treatment with many different benefits we recommend plantation shutter. First thing, plantation shutters are stylish and elegant being the perfect finish to any home. Plantation Shutters are also energy savers. We have been serving the Orlando and Melbourne Florida area for over 30 years, and have helped hundreds of families and commercial projects reduce their energy bill.


Although plantation shutters are made using different materials they all keep direct sunlight out. Polyvinyl shutters are known to keep out 30% more heat than an average wood shutter. There are two types of vinyl shutters, one being composite and the other being polyclad. If you are looking for a shutter that looks great and will last a lifetime we recommend going with the USA made material provided here at Vu Window Treatments.


Going with Vu Window Treatments for Plantation Shutters has a lot of benefits including a limited lifetime warranty that covers not only the construction but also the finish. This product is also Eco Friendly made with non toxic recyclable material. Are you tired of staple pulling out of your shutters? Vu Window Treatments offers Twist Lock Tilt Rod Hooks. These hooks remain fully locked and can not be pulled apart, so you don’t have to worry. Cleaning these shutter are very easy and low maintenance, all you need is a damp cloth.


The construction of a polyclad shutter is made with a strong hardwood construction that’s built to last. And most of all the unmatched elegance Vu Window Treatments has to offer.

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