The Top 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Plantation Shutter… Part 1

Provided by Better Blinds of Ocean View & Millsboro, DE

These are the top ten things to know before you buy a plantation shutter. You can increase the home’s value, but there’s more!

Plantation shutters are true class and quality. Many homeowners love plantation shutters because they are elegant and sophisticated. They also hunt for the right stain to match their decor.

Plantation shutters is a term you may have heard or seen. Because of their similarities to antebellum plantations in America’s Southeast, wood shutters have been called “plantation shutters”. This type of shutter is best suited for larger windows with the largest louvers.

Below is a list of the top 10 things you need to know before buying a plantation shutter. These are essential aspects to be aware of before you make the purchase of the most attractive window coverings available today.


It is important to know what the space should feel like after you have finished. Are you seeking a modern feel with large, open windows? Or a classic feel with double-hung shutters that give the room a more traditional look? There are many design options available, and we can help you navigate the costs and find the best sales.


To ensure that shutters are installed according to manufacturer specifications, a qualified installer is required. This could void your warranty. Wood shutters require attention to detail. To avoid warpage and pinched hinges, ensure that the frames are square and straight.

The shutter will absorb 100% of the UV rays from your window. The shutter can be difficult to install. If the installer is not skilled enough to level the frame properly, it will eventually bend to the new form, causing cracks and warpage. By choosing a dealer that has factory-certified installers, you can avoid this. It is a small price to pay for the 25–50-year life expectancy of your shutter, which is fully covered by the manufacturer’s Limited Warranty.


You can make your shutter look even better with a few inexpensive upgrades. Shutter pulls, shutter locks and hidden hinges are just a few of the options. These upgrades can be purchased for around $25 per door (hidden hinges cost more). The brushed nickel finish looks great with all whites and off-whites. It also pops well when you put on stained wood shutters. The shutter is protected from prying eyes and children, while the pulls protect it from an adult who may not be able to open it properly.


Although wood is the most common material for plantation shutter constructions, there are many areas where it is not the best. Wood shutters (or faux) are not recommended for the garage, attic, or bathroom. They are susceptible to humidity and moisture. There are many options available for these areas. These include ABS polymer louver shutters like the popular “Woodlore Plus” shutter from NORMAN. The “Premium Polyresin 3”, the shutter from Eclipse, is the most durable shutter available.


Motorized window coverings have made it possible to increase your options in 2018 with the advancements in motorization. Motorized window coverings offer many benefits. They are more reliable, cost-effective, efficient, and last longer than single-charge batteries. My blog “Top 10 Reasons to Motorize in 2021” explains all aspects of motorization in a concise, thorough manner. Please take a look.

Motorized shutters can be set to open or close at a specific time. Imagine waking up to your automated shutters in bed. They can be programmed to close during heat. By blocking UV rays from every day, this protects your carpets, wood floors, and fabrics. It is easy to program and use the remote. You can either control each shutter individually or all at once. To truly believe this system, you must watch the video of Norman’s “Remote Tilt”.

Better Blinds in Ocean View & Millsboro DE:

Better Blinds is also located in Sussex County, DE and is a proud neighbor of Ocean view. We have been serving the Ocean view residents for years and looking forward to providing their window treatment, blinds, shades and shutters needs for many years to come.

Why Choose “Better Blinds” of Ocean view, DE to ensure a Better Experience for Homeowners? The team at Better Blinds of Ocean view serves homeowners in Sussex County DE and has over 10 years of experience designing, selling, and installing window treatments.

Offering the highest quality window coverings at an affordable price, along with Free installation and a 100% guarantee, has made us one of the best window treatment installers in Sussex County with many satisfied clients.

Available to you is a complete line of high-quality blinds, roller shades, sheer shades, layered shades, romans, sliding panels, and interior shutters, all installed by certified professionals that will arrive on time and complete the job as promised.

Flexible payment options including all major credit cards and 0% financing to qualified buyers. Call us today to schedule a Free in-home consultation.

” We sell and install high quality Blinds, Shades, and Plantation Shutters for your residential home. We have been selling and installing custom window treatments for over 10 years. We are locally owned and operated and serve the Ocean view, DE and surrounding areas.”

“We carry world leading brands and offer free in-home consultations. We pride ourselves on being punctual and dependable. Most products are installed within 4 weeks. Give us the opportunity to earn your business. Call or text us to arrange a free in-home consultation!”

Window Treatment Products Include:

  • Roller Shades | Soluna Cordless Precision Lift
  • Solar Shades | Soluna Cordless Precision Lift
  • Perfect Drape
  • Plantation Shutters | Invisible Tilt
  • Sliding Panels
  • Natural Shades
  • Honeycomb Shades | Cordless TDBU
  • Cordless Faux Wood Blinds

Locations served:

  • Frankford
  • Selbyville
  • Dagsboro
  • Fenwick Island
  • Ocean View
  • Bethany Beach
  • South Bethany
  • Millville
  • Millsboro
  • Lewes
  • Rehoboth Beach
  • Long Neck
  • Harbeson
  • Milton
  • Georgetown

Better Blinds & Shades offers world leading brands and free in-home consultations. We pride ourselves on being punctual and dependable. Most products are installed within 2 weeks.

Give us the opportunity to earn your business. Call or text us to arrange a free in-home consultation!

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Better Blinds & Shades
Ocean View, DE 19970
(302) 402-6180

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Millsboro, DE 19966


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