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Can Plantation Shutters Beat the Heat and Humidity of the South?

Updated on March 9, 2011

If you live in the South, then you are no doubt aware of the high humidity and relentless heat associated with a Southern summer. Consequently, longtime Southern residents learn to make the most of advances that provide relief from the elements. As a result, towering oak trees, shaded verandas, tall glasses of sweet ice tea and architectural elements such as plantation shutters have been a part of life for many years. Subsequently, the use of shutters in Atlanta, GA      is a vital part of many homes.

However, not every home has plantation shutters, so if you are thinking of upgrading your look and comfort level as well as the value of your home, then shutters are just the thing. After all, shutters are an ideal way to reduce the humidity and heat in your home or office. Of course, if you are considering plantation shutters, but still have some questions here are some plantation shutter basics to aid you in your decision process.

If you live in an area where moisture is a concern, then hollow vinyl shutters are a good choice. They are also budget friendly however, they are not as aesthetically pleasing as those made from real wood and you may be limited based on the height and width of the shutters.

Faux wood shutters such as those made from vinyl encased laminate, are the lowest priced, but have limitations such as size restrictions, they are more prone to swelling and are not recommended for showers, those living near the ocean or in areas of excessive humidity…hmmm, probably not a good choice for those living along the Southeastern coastline.

If looking for an attractive, median cost shutter, then the painted solid vinyl shutters which contain aluminum reinforcements are a great choice. However, these shutters are often heavy, so do best on structures with solidly strong structural elements and architecture.

The most popular shutter on today’s market is the solid basswood or poplar shutter. These shutters are attractive and durable; however, like the previous shutter types you may be limited in size. In addition, these are not the best choice if you plan to stain your shutters to match your home’s décor.

The best type of plantation shutter is one made of hardwoods such as maple, cherry, fir, alder, pine, mahogany and exotic woods such as teak or zebra wood. The hardwood shutters offer more versatility in size and style, and can also be painted or stained to go with any look. These are more expensive, but definitely the way to go if you are looking to lower inside humidity and heat levels.

Plantation shutters are one of the best choices available today to add beauty to your home while making Southern summer temps more endurable. Why not add more beauty to your home and keep it cooler as well by contacting one your area plantation shutters installation companies? You are sure to be glad you did!

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