Get Answers to Your Most Commonly Asked Questions About Plantation Shutters
At Dynamic Garage Door, we are proud of the endless possibilities when we create custom shutters for our clients. One choice that has been popular in other parts of the country and has become increasingly popular in California is plantation shutters. Our clients often have questions about these options. To get answers to those questions, read on. If you still have questions about these or other types of custom shutters – or custom garage doors – please contact us at 855-343-3667 for assistance.
Are wood or poly shutters better?
Wood is the more commonly used material for plantation shutters, for a number of reasons. First, it is both lighter and stronger, which makes it a more durable selection. This also means that wood can be made into larger panels – in fact, they can be made up to 37 inches. The result is fewer panels in the window opening – which leads to bigger views.
Wood can be painted any color you like, it can be cut into specialty shapes, and they are stronger and built to last. The main advantages of poly shutters are that they are more affordable and they are virtually maintenance free.
Should midrails be used with plantation shutters?
In case you don’t know, midrails are solid horizontal planks that run through the middle of the shutter panel. Clients may choose this option if they want to be able to open up one section and not the other. For example, they may open up the top section to let in light, while keeping the bottom section closed for added privacy. If this is something you need, then a midrail is recommended.
Can plantation shutters be installed on patio doors?
Plantation shutters are a great, functional, and dramatic addition to a sliding patio door. They are especially great for homes that have plantation shutters in other areas of the home because they can provide a consistent look. To install them on patio doors, we install a track on top of the opening of the door. This allows the panels to glide open and closed easily. You can also add options that work for you, including bottom tracks for added stability or an open louver bypass, which gives you the option of sliding the panel open and closed even when the door is closed.
How much does it cost to have plantation shutters installed?
This depends on a wide range of factors but generally speaking, you will pay per foot. The best way to get an accurate quote for your unique needs is to contact Dynamic Garage Door at 855-343-3667. We can come to you to complete measurements and assessments that allow us to give you a total. We can also go over all your options, including other types of shutters or different materials you may choose for your plantation shutters. Call us today to get started.