Plantation Shutters for Ventura County, CAWelcome to Shutters Direct, where will find the best custom Plantation Shutters in Ventura County, since 1991!
At Shutters Direct, we are dedicated to providing the best indoor plantation shutters to Ventura County, CA, the friendliest service, and the most competitive prices. We love what we do and we won’t settle for anything less than an excellent product and superior customer service. You will find that our interior plantation shutters surpass the quality and endurance of those found at the big box stores. We have chosen to partner with only a small group of manufacturers, carefully selected by the Johnston family, who we know create only beautiful and robust shutters that will beautify your home and function perfectly for many years to come.
Custom Basswood Plantation ShuttersBasswood plantation shutters are one of the most popular choices among homeowners in Ventura County. They are beautiful and will enhance any room in your home. Although wood is the preferred material for plantation shutters, not all woods are alike. Basswood is one of the straightest of the hardwoods with a uniform texture. It does not warp and its grain makes it well suited to natural and stained finishes. Basswood grows in the north eastern area of the United States and gets its name from the fibrous inner bark of the tree called bast. These trees produce a timber that is lighter in weight which allows for wider panels, giving you more light and a better view. Despite being a light weight wood it is extremely strong and stable.
Indoor plantation shutters also offer energy savings to you. As the cost of heating and cooling your home rises, the custom installation of shutters can provide insulation to keep heat and air from escaping. You could be losing anywhere from 25% to 50% of the energy you are putting into your home through your windows. Keeping your plantation shutters closed when it is cold will block winter drafts from coming through the windows. It gives you another barrier to keep heat indoors where it belongs. During the hot summer months, plantation shutters will keep the harsh sunlight out. The less heat entering your home means lower air conditioning costs for you. You also have the ability to adjust the louvers to your liking which helps to control of the air flow through your home making it easier to regulate the temperature.
Some other unique features of our custom indoor plantation shutters:
- Multi-sequence hand sanding - This is a process where the wood is sanded multiple times with finer and finer sandpaper, then coated with a high quality stain and paint. The acrylic lacquer finish gives your shutters strength, UV and water resistance, color retention and will keep your shutters looking beautiful for years to come.
- Tension Adjustment Screw – This feature will keep your shutters in perfect working order for decades. With the addition of this type of tension adjustment screws inside the stile, the louver tension increases or decreases to ensure proper shutter function. Therefore, they will never get too loose or too tight to operate properly.
- Hidden, Recessed Magnets - While magnets are used to secure many wood shutters, not all companies go the extra mile to keep them hidden by recessing the magnets inside the wood. This allows for the shutter panels to close tightly giving you a streamlined look.
- Mortise and Tenon – The mortise and tenon joint has been used by woodworkers to join pieces of wood for thousands of years because it is simple and strong. There are many joint variations, but the components are made of the tenon tongue that is cut to fit the mortise hole exactly, then may be pinned, glued or wedged to lock in place. This type of joint also bonds more of the wood together which creates a much stronger and more reliable joint.
- Mortised for Hinges - Our plantation shutters offer mortised hinges which are hinges that are inset into the shutter. This is an important feature because it results in a tight fit within the window opening. Without the recessed hinge for your shutter panels there will be an unsightly gap which would also allow unwanted light to come through between the panels. Mortise hinges also give your shutters a more even load distribution giving you a quieter and smoother action.