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Cheap Vs Quality Plantation Shutters

Balcony Shutters are proud of the high-quality plantation shutters that we supply across Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

We want to make sure that if you are planning to invest in plantation shutters, that you know the difference between cheap and high-quality products so that you can make the best decision for your needs.


What are plantation shutters? 

Traditionally, plantation shutters are made from wood and are slatted blinds that are placed on the inside of your windows or doors. The louvres (slats) can be closed or opened by tilting, which allows you to have control over the amount of light and air flowing into a room.

Nowadays, plantation shutters have the same design, with a few innovative features, yet can also be made from other materials such as aluminium.

Today, there are over 500 businesses across Australia that work in window coverings and shutters, demonstrating their continuing popularity.


What are the benefits of plantation shutters? 

Plantation shutters have an extensive list of benefits, here are some of those below:

Privacy: Plantation shutters allow flexible privacy. 

Heat retention: Plantation shutters can minimise any draughts when closed.

Noise reduction: Plantation shutters are useful for reducing noise pollution in your surrounding area.

Ventilation is not compromised: The slats of plantation shutters allow ventilation to continue flowing into your home without you having to sacrifice your privacy.

Increased home value: Plantation shutters compliment your home, no matter the style.


How can you tell that a plantation shutter is of good quality?

We understand that sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between cheaper, less durable materials and those that are of a professional standard, which is we have collected a short list of tell-tale signs that you should look out for when browsing for good quality plantation shutters for your home. 


Sustainable materials 

It is vital that the materials you choose are durable and long-lasting so that you’re making a worthy investment. If you opt for a traditional wood design, ensure that the timber is of good quality to make sure it is adequately robust.

If you want to guarantee that your shutters are durable and long-lasting without the risk of aging or fading from use, we recommend aluminium shutters that last longer and are more suited to withstand the potentially harsh Australian environment.


Ease of use

Plantation shutters should not be difficult to use. If your plantation shutters are engineered and manufactured correctly, they shouldn’t require force to open and close them.

Compare the functionality of the invisible tilts in the shutters you’re comparing, as these drive the tilt of the louvres. This should happen flawlessly and precisely, without you having to apply too much pressure.


How to avoid cheap plantation shutters

You can avoid cheap plantation shutters by browsing our custom collection at Balcony Shutters today. Our aluminium shutters are high-quality and long-lasting for all environments, as they have been designed to withstand the Australian climate, whether you are looking to install plantation shutters for domestic or commercial use.

If you would like more information about our modern plantation shutters on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, with many innovative and custom design options available, so contact us via our website today.