Plantation Shutters to Help Energy Efficiency in the Home

Posted on March 16th, 2015

Window treatments can create an atmosphere of sophistication and comfort in a home. What many Sydney homeowners overlook is the efficiency of window treatments. Plantation shutters are a prime example. Not only are they among the most popular window treatments in a home due to the style and appeal they add to any room, but they are also energy efficient. You’ll find many different types of blinds, curtains and shades for your home, but not many block and absorb direct heat from the sun. Not too many window treatments have the efficiency to lower a property’s electric bill. Plantation shutters have that ability. Enjoy the following information on Plantation Shutters Sydney from Blind Inspiration.

Plantation Shutters are constructed of aluminum, poly plantation or wood. Both the poly plantation and Wood Plantation Shutters are a great means to an attractive window covering as well as a window covering that helps to reduce energy costs in the home. They are one shutter that helps to offer homeowners more control over their indoor environment. This is the reason, aside from their attractiveness, that they are quickly becoming the most popular window covering among homeowners as the increased concentration of energy efficient homes in Sydney. Plantation shutters are also durable, offering a long term solution for windows. When you take the time to compare the qualities of plantation shutters and blinds, you will find that plantation shutters a great deal of advantages and benefits to homeowners. Compare the two with Blind Inspiration.

Plantation Shutters

  • Energy Efficient
  • Safe for Children
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Helps the longevity of carpets and furniture
  • Durable
  • Easy to maintain
  • Increases the value of a property
  • Offers 100 percent privacy if desired
  • Versatile – Plantation Shutters have more than one use


  • Break easily
  • Simple
  • Affordable initial purchase price
  • Offers privacy when the blinds are fully intact
  • Difficult to clean
  • Difficult to maintain
  • Standard – not particularly aesthetically pleasing
  • No energy savings
  • Not safe for children

Most homeowners want to save money. And, most homeowners want to increase the value of their home. With the money and attractive window coverings in mind, Plantation Shutters make an ideal choice in a window treatment for any home. Either wood or poly plantation shutters will add value to the home, appeal to any room and lower the cost of energy bills in the home, making the choice of plantation shutters a good choice. Blinds may be considered an inexpensive choice in a window covering that works, but it is not the best choice. Plantation shutters are built durable to last while blinds can have anywhere from a few years lifespan up and are not constructed to be especially appealing or energy efficient. It is not uncommon for homeowners who purchase blinds to pay more in the long run as they spend more replacing them then if they would have invested in wood or Poly Plantation Blinds to begin with.

It is essential that before you order Plantation Shutters that you have the exact measurements of your windows. Blind Inspiration assists all our customers with taking the measurements of their windows to ensure they get the full benefits of plantation shutters. We also offer assistance determining the best choice in a window covering should you like to look at something more than the wood or poly shutters.

Generally, plantation shutters can be custom constructed to the exact specifications of the homeowner within two to four weeks and installed by a trained and certified specialist from Blind Inspiration.

When choosing plantation shutter company to work with, realise that there is a difference in companies, and not all plantation shutters will have equal quality. There are different factors that make the shutters higher quality from the design of the shutters to the installation of the shutters. There is also a difference in the quality of materials used to construct the shutters.

For more information on Plantation Shutters Sydney, contact Blind Inspiration. We offer in-home consultations as well as quality wood, poly plantation and aluminum plantation shutters that are built to withstand time, lower energy use in the home and to add value to any room as well as the home. We are the specialists in Australia that are standing by to assist you with your window treatment needs.

Call us at 1300 925 463

We offer a full range of quality window coverings and treatments at affordable prices; and, we custom construct blind and shutters to ensure the fit of the covering or treatment with the window. Just give us a call and we’ll provide you with the service you require.


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