Window coverings are the last thing that many people want to deal with. Decorating a home in a way that will remain in style over time is a difficult thing, and unless you have experience in interior design you are probably at a loss for the things that are not only going to look good now, but also stand the test of time. One of the things that you can consider instead of shades or drapes is plantation shutters, specifically because there is no other form of window covering that has stood the test of time better. Plantation shutters simply do not go out of style, and will remain as a valuable upgrade to your home for many years to come. While they are more expensive than drapes or shades in the initial installation, you will find that they actually pay for themselves over time. This may be a difficult concept to grasp, but because they both do not lose money by going out of style and at the same time they add to the savings that your home insulation brings, over the course of about 5 years the average installation of plantation shutters in Las Vegas will completely pay for themselves.
The way it works is pretty simple, that plantation shutters are a specialized form of window covering that was originally designed to completely keep heat or cold outside of the room they are installed in. In the past, people had great difficulties with the sealing of windows, and lost large amounts of heat through them. Plantation shutters are a louvered system that allows you to open them so that sun can shine through but also close them completely, making a solid barrier that is much like a wall. Any cold or hot air that is on the other side of them is trapped, and cannot come effectively into the room where you are. By making it so that the ambient temperatures of the rooms in your home are more stable, your air conditioning and heating systems do not have to work as hard to keep the temperatures uniform. Without having to go on and off as often, money is saved in both gas as well as electricity. Over time, these small amounts of savings will add up to completely cover the costs that you paid for installation at the time they were put in.
The only thing that you are going to want to make sure of is that the plantation shutters that you choose are good quality and made of solid wood. Many plantation shutters are made from cheap plastics or wood that is not kiln dried. Over time, the heat of the sun beating on them dries them out, causing them to warp and crack. If you choose a company like ours that only uses high quality basswood to construct the shutters, they should last far longer than you would ever own your home. Plantation shutters can do a lot for you, but mainly they can save you large amounts of money.