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Advantages of Horizontal Plantation Shutters

Last post, we talked about some of the advantages vertical louvers had over horizontal plantation shutters.


Sometimes it’s not an easy choice when deciding between vertical or horizontal shutters. But with this blog post and last one, you should be able to come up with a solution for your window treatments.


Let’s take a look at some of the advantages for choosing horizontal slats for your plantation shutters.


Horizontal LouversCan never go wrong horizontally – The majority of plantation shutters in homes have horizontal slats. They’re much more popular than vertical slats and typically look better on most windows. Vertical slats are often used for sliding glass doors or tall windows, but you’re never going to go wrong with horizontal shutters. No one is going to say, “Should’ve gone with vertical slats.” They’re timeless. Have you ever seen exterior shutters with vertical slats?


Privacy – People like horizontal shutters for their bedrooms and bathrooms that need total privacy. These shutters close completely and there’s a feeling that they’re more trustworthy than others.


Different styles – There are a few different styles of horizontal louvers offered by Summit Hill Fine Wood Products. From Antebellum Louvers, Traditional Louvers to Fixed, Specialty and Exterior Shutters, there are a variety of different styles home owners or businesses can chooses from when addressing their window treatments. Customizable shutters are also available too.


North to South – According to the U.S. Department of Labor, it’s recommended that shutters facing the north and south use horizontal louvers for the best coverage.


So what shutters will you choose from? Vertical or Horizontal?