Plantation shutters, the new “green” window coverings are becoming a smart choice for eco-friendly multifamily housing contractors. Be it the living area, bedroom or kitchen, plantation shutters can be installed in any part of the house to control sunlight and airflow.
If you are planning for energy efficient multifamily home renovation upgrades, plantation shutters must be on your to-do list.
Why Plantation Shutters?
The energy efficiency and sustainability of plantation shutters make them a smart choice for energy saving home improvement solutions. Homes with plantation shutters use less air conditioning and heating than the ones with other types of window covers. These shutters act as insulators to keep the structure cool in summer and warm in winter.
Besides keeping the temperature moderate and lowering the energy consumption, plantation shutters look more appealing than curtains and blinds. They are less prone to damage, warping and fading, thus have a longer lifespan.
Making the Right Choice
Unlike custom drapes, plantation shutters are highly durable, and you might not need to replace them even after a couple of years. It is, therefore, essential that you get the perfect shutters installed in the multifamily property at the very first time. Some of the factors that you should consider are:
Traditional or Custom Shutters
Custom shutters are built for specific windows, or the manufacturer will take stock panels and cut them to fit the window screen. Traditional shutters have smaller and narrower louvers than custom shutters. They are also rarely installed nowadays, as homeowners prefer to let more light inside the house. If you want the room to be airy and bright, go for custom plantation shutters.
Shutters with Divider Rail
If you are looking for shutters for the bathroom, opt for the ones with a divider rail. The bottom louvers can be closed for more privacy and top louvers can be left open for light and better view.
These are cafe style shutters that cover the window partially, mostly the bottom half. Ideal for ground level windows and townhouses, half shutters offer privacy but can cost you as much as the full-length plantation shutters.
Full shutters let in ample light and also protect the furniture and rugs from sun damage. These are the most common styles used in houses and multifamily constructions. Full-length shutters provide better insulation than half shutters.
Plantation shutters can be mounted inside or outside the window opening. If there’s a decorative trim or molding around the window, it is better to mount the shutter inside the window opening.
If you are looking for sustainable ways to renovate a multifamily unit and raise its value, make plantation shutter installation a part of your home upgradation plan. In addition to this, you can also install solar panels and water-efficient fittings to save more on utility bills. The team at United Renovations will be happy to assist you with multifamily housing renovation project. Be it repositioning, roofing, or restoration, we have extensive experience in offering multifamily renovation services to clients. For more information, call us (972) 432-6922 or fill out the contact form.