What Are the Different Types of Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters are a popular window treatment choice, as they provide a timeless look and are a durable, low-maintenance addition to any home. They have large louvres—typically 3.5 to 4.5 inches wide—and come in three different types of material that each offer their own unique benefits:

Vinyl Plantation Shutters

The main advantage to vinyl plantation shutters is the cost, as they are often much less expensive than other materials, such as wood. They can have PVC or aluminum supports for stability, and they’re perfect for high humidity or damp areas such as the bathroom or kitchen as the material will not be warped or damaged.

Composite Plantation Shutters

Composite plantation shutters—sometimes called engineered or faux wood—are made of engineered wood, which is MDF wrapped in a vinyl or PVC coating. These shutters are designed for durability and, like vinyl shutters, can also withstand the humidity in steamy areas like bathrooms and kitchens. Their durable synthetic material makes them resistant to warping, peeling, fading, and cracking, so you won’t have to worry about maintenance besides occasional cleaning.

Wood Shutters

Wood plantation shutters will give your home a warm, polished and sophisticated look that will stand the test of time. They are available in a wide array of custom sizes, shapes, colors, tones, and textures, making them ideal for any design scheme. They will also block out the sun and UV rays exceptionally well, which can protect your furniture and make your home’s interior temperatures more comfortable.

Turn to Bay Home & Window

Looking for the best plantation shutters for your home in the Greater San Francisco Bay area? If so, turn to the long trusted window treatment experts at Bay Home & Window. We have been offering top-of-the-line plantation shutters to local homeowners since 1994, making us one of the most tenured and reputable home design companies in the industry. When you turn to us for plantation shutters, we will have one of our designers use their extensive knowledge to help you choose the best type for your home, taste, and budget. A few of the plantation shutters that you will have the opportunity to choose from include:

  • Lacquered natural wood
  • Stained natural woods
  • Faux wood
  • Composite
  • Polycore
  • Vinyl
  • And more

We also offer plantation shutters for all types of windows—archtops, semi-circles, angled top, etc.—as well as shutters for patio doors, French doors, and glass panel doors. Whatever type of shutters you opt for, you can rest assured they will be masterfully crafted and expertly installed by our highly trained and experienced professionals who will get the job done right.

Contact Us Today

If you’re holding out on getting new plantation shutters because of the cost, we have good news. We are a wholesale distributor, which allows us to provide our products for 20-30% less than retail, so it’s never been a better time to get the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted. Contact Bay Home & Window today to learn more!

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Bay Home & Window partners with Costco. Not only did the Costco collaboration help to give us confidence in the quality of Bay Home & Window, but we also got a great deal on our purchase of window coverings for our whole house! We're very happy with the quality of the product and the high-quality installation work. The window coverings look great.

Andreas W.

Tampa, FL

We had cellular shades installed and it was just want we needed! Finally, we can block out the sun that is just merciless this time of year. I can tell the quality is superb, and install was painless. We had originally ordered light filtering shades and then discovered that it still made the rooms too bright. Bay Home made it easy and affordable to reorder the replacements. They really want us to enjoy our home. Thank you Bay Home & Windows!

Melinda M. 

Tampa, FL

Years ago we bought custom wood shutters throughout our home from Bay Home & Window. We had a great experience and our shutters still look great. Recently we remodeled our closet and had them back to create a custom closet. I had no idea how much we could love a closet. Everyone at Bay Home and Window was easy to work with they helped us figure out the design and utilized every inch of our odd sized space. From appointment scheduling to installation everyone was very professional and exceeded our expectations.

Jill W.

Tampa, FL