Many people think that plantation shutters are purely decorative, and naturally in some cases they are. They were designed many years ago by people in harsh cold climates to be able to completely close them, thus providing an added barrier between the windows and the air outside. Essentially they were used as part of the insulation system in the winter in order to keep heat inside a house, but they also worked in the summer to keep cool air inside once air conditioning was invented. Their primary objective was not decoration, but instead was to act as a barrier against external elements. Over time, this look became fashionable and was used as an accent to higher end homes, basically providing both an elegant look as well as an improvement to the existing insulation system. Windows are notoriously one of the most problematic areas of a home with regards to leakage of air, and placing a hard barrier in between the ambient air of a room and the window worked well to balance out temperatures and save on heating or cooling ills. Plantation shutters are also considered as an upgrade to a house due to the fact that they are actually built in and are not removed when a home is sold.
Areas that suffer from extreme hot or cold temperatures can benefit from plantation shutters, and can expect the costs of the shutters themselves to be balanced out over time by the saving that they provide on heating and cooling bills. An average home in Las Vegas will usually save enough in about five years to completely offset the costs of the shutters themselves, with these numbers being even more dramatic in hotter or colder places. This is why Pahrump residents can so benefit from plantation shutters being installed into their homes. The general summer temperatures in Pahrump are hotter than Las Vegas on average, and the temperatures during the winter are colder. Because of the ambient air outside of homes being even more extreme than Las Vegas, Pahrump residents will see even more benefit than Las Vegans by adding better insulation systems into their homes, including hard surface shutters like plantation shutters. These types of additions will block more of the summer sun and also seal against heating losses in the winter, essentially saving a great deal every month on utility bills. While property in Pahrump might be cheaper than in Las Vegas, it is made up for in many cases by the additional utility bills that must be paid.
We do not charge any additional fees to provide measurements and estimates to Pahrump customers, the way that other shutters companies do. Many companies will charge a 100 dollar fee for the salesman to come out and measure, crediting that fee back if the company is used for the job. This limits your ability to compare companies and products, and ultimately limits your ability to make an informed decision. We know our products are better than everyone else’s so we don’t feel the need to charge you the estimate fees. Call us today for your Pahrump plantation shutters.