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Posted on 3 February 2022

How long do plantation shutters last

No other window coverings will give you more longevity than bespoke window shutters. In fact, if you follow a few simple care instructions, your plantation shutters should last a lifetime.

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How long do plantation shutters last?

No other window coverings will give you more longevity than bespoke window shutters. In fact, if you follow a few simple care instructions, your plantation shutters should last a lifetime. High quality wood shutters will not only go the distance but their timeless appeal will add value to your home too.

Timeless Style That Lasts a Lifetime

Unlike curtains and blinds, estate agents consider plantation shutters to be part of a home’s permanent fixtures, meaning they will remain with the property even if it is sold. Unlike off-the-shelf dressings, custom made plantation shutters are fitted with absolute precision and can be tailored to fit almost any window space. Their precise fit deems it unlikely they’ll be suitable for the windows in the property you move too. Estate agents often point out the appealing features of interior shutters when conducting house viewings. Laura Maikovaite, Selling Agent at Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward Estate Agents (West Wickham branch) adds:

The elegance and longevity of plantation shutters can make a home more appealing to buyers, and in some cases, add value to your home. Shutters offer great kerb appeal, and their clean, tidy and stylish uniformity helps present a house well. Plus, their ability to retain heat, noise and privacy make for great selling points too.

Why do plantation shutters last so long?

In our opinion, there are two main factors that contribute to shutter longevity:

For example, a bathroom is susceptible to moisture and humidity so we may recommend manufacturing shutters from our Java Range. Java boasts a hardwood core but is finished with a hard-wearing ABS Plastic, making it perfect for bathrooms, wet rooms and kitchens where water could otherwise prove challenging. Alternatively, a sunny, family living room may be better suited to our Antigua Range which is primarily manufactured from medium density fibreboard but wrapped in a water resistant polyurethane coating, making it resistant to colour fading.  This range is child and pet friendly but doesn’t compromise on quality and robustness.

Our range of materials ensure that your shutters are protected from water, UV rays and colour fading to ensure a lifetime of use, hence why we are happy to offer customers fantastic peace of mind with a 5-year warranty on all our wooden shutters.

Precise measuring is pivotal to a quality installation.

Ashley Weight, Director, ShuttersUp

Our 14-day

installation guarantee


We pride ourselves on the excellence of our products and craftmanship and do everything we can to ensure that our own and our industry standards are fully met. In fact, we are so confident in our products and our work that we promise to come back to rectify any problems within 14 days of installation in the very unlikely event that an installation doesn’t meet our usual high standards.

Our Customer Care Promise covers both product quality and the expertise of our installers and lasts 14 days from the moment your installation is complete. This means that if you’re not satisfied with your shutters, we will -without hesitation- rectify any defects (you’ll understand that this doesn’t extend to the colour, design, configuration you have chosen, or any associated decoration). Offering an extra guarantee means our product and service standards stay high, and our customers are rest assured that our shutter experts will deliver an outstanding service whilst in their home.

The long-term benefits of shutters

The allurement of interior window shutters is quite widely publicised with light control, versatility, practicality and interior design appeal probably being their most attractive assets.  The long-term benefits, however, get less airtime. Let’s take a look:

Caring for your shutters is important not just from a hygienic point of view, but to help keep them looking and working like new for years and years to come. Check out our tips on ‘how to clean shutters’ to ensure you are caring for your shutters correctly.

As the globe continues to address sustainability issues and people continue to become more environmentally friendly, investing in home fixtures that are designed to last has become increasingly popular. Window fixtures are no exception and wooden shutters for your home continue to be a valuable addition to the home both in terms of style and longevity.

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