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Privacy, Lighting and Durability: the Primary Benefits of Installing Window Shutters

By Katie Nicoll Subscribe to RSS | June 7th 2012 | Views:

It must have been bothersome figuring out how to open your windows without the entire neighborhood seeing right through. This problem is especially prevalent in areas where residences are closely situated to one another, such as apartment buildings and townhouses. If you live in one of these places, then privacy could be a problem.

Fortunately, the use of window shutters can provide you with the privacy you want, without ever the need of boxing yourself in. Window shutters, or plantation shutters, as they are often called, are excellent tools in providing privacy. Often built from wood, they consist of vertical tiles and horizontal rails grouped into panels, typically between 12 to 19.5 inches wide. Before, most shutters were designed as fixed slats, but modern demands made manufacturers introduce adjustable slats.

There are many benefits for you in using window shutters, the first and most important being privacy. Modern designs permit adjustment of the slats; depending on the amount of privacy you want, you can move the slats up or down in varying degrees. If you want a full view of the scenery outside, you can open the shutters completely. And if you want to shield yourself from passersby, you can shut them out.

The good thing about window shutters is that even if you open them completely, it will still be difficult for people outside to get a good look at what’s inside your room. Unless the observer is on the ground on the same level as you, it will be hard for them to see through; by adjusting the slats to an oblique angle, you can increase your privacy.

Another great benefit of window shutters is that you can adjust the amount of light that enters your room. By opening the slats up, you can block out direct sunlight while still allowing ample light into your room. On the other hand, if you want to increase brightness and visibility, you can choose to open them completely. Because plantation shutters offer numerous lighting options to customize your view, they are the shutters Los Angeles residents usually choose for their homes.

Plantation shutters are often made from natural woods (i.e. cottonwood, basswood) or synthetically engineered woods. Because they are built to last, you will find that many manufacturers offer lifetime guarantees on their products. It is no wonder then that the Los Angeles shutters residents prefer are those made from hardwood.

The use of plantation shutters provides so many benefits that they have now become common house fixtures. If privacy is a concern, consider the wood plantation shutters Los Angeles residents use on their homes. You can find out more about window shutters on

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