Plantation shutters- A Summary

Faux wood shutters, as well as those made of real wood, can be used on most windows and doorways, including those in an arch shape. They also make excellent closet doors and room dividers. Well-made faux plantation shutters in particular can last for the life of the house and increase the home’s resale value. Plantation shutters require different types of hinge and track systems depending on their size and how they are used. We will take a look at three of the most common.Do you want to learn more? Visit more on it

Standard (Butt) Hinge System

The standard butt hinge system can be used on interior shutters for most windows (those with openings from six inches to 120 inches high). It allows the shutters to open and/or fold out from one side. The hinge pin can be removed from the mount for cleaning or refinishing.

Bi-fold Track System

This system is used for plantation shutters that serve as closet doors where two panels are hinged together and fold up adjacent to one another, and when they serve as sliding glass door coverings. A bi-fold track system is also a good option for interior shutters on windows if they are too large for the standard hinge system. It fits window and door openings from 24 inches to 192 inches wide and 20 inches to 120 inches high. A bi-fold track system allows the shutters to slide and fold open.

Bypass Track System

This system works best with plantation shutters that are used as a room divider or as a closet door where the shutter panels slide from left and right. The bypass track system will also fit window and door openings from 24 inches to 192 inches wide and 20 inches to 120 inches high.

Hinge Colors

Hinges are generally available in shades of white and neutral colors to match the colors of most faux shutters. They are also available in brass, bronze, and stainless steel. Plantation shutter manufacturers provide the hinge or track system with their shutters. It is best to have your shutters installed by a professional to ensure that it is done correctly. Quality plantation shutters are a big investment. You want them to be installed properly. This is not a do-it-yourself project that most people can or should take on. Nonetheless, it is still good to know what kind of hinge or track system your shutters use in case a part ever needs to be replaced. If cared for properly, however, well-made plantation shutters, particularly faux plantation shutters, will not require any replacement of parts.