How many window treatments out there actually absorb and block direct heat from the sun?  Before answering, how many of those window treatments also result in lower electric bills?  Wood or Poly Plantation shutters are a great solution and in addition to the lower energy costs, they provide more control for your living environment.  Plantation Shutters are quickly becoming the most popular window treatment because of the energy savings they offer but also because plantation shutters are a long term solution.  When you take the time to measure the qualities of plantation shutters and blinds, plantation shutters have more to offer your home than blinds.  Here is a quick comparison for plantation shutters versus other window treatments:

Plantation Shutters:

  • Energy Efficient
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Safe for Children
  • Preserves the life of Furniture and carpets
  • Durable
  • 100% privacy if desired
  • Easy to maintain
  • Adds to the value of the home
  • Versatile (has more than one use)


  • Affordable initial purchase
  • Simple
  • Break Easily
  • Privacy (if the blinds are fully intact)
  • Standard (not aesthetically pleasing)
  • Difficult to clean and Maintain
  • No Energy savings
  • Not safe for children (hence we pull the cord up to where the children can’t reach it)

The main objective in today’s market is to save money, and up the value of a home.  Plantation Shutters, poly or wood, can do both by offering lower cost energy bills and adding a more valuable product to the home.  As mentioned above, blinds are affordable the first time you purchase them, but as time goes by, you can spend more in replacing them then just making an investment in poly or wood plantation shutters.As a plantation shutter company, when your customers are purchasing plantation shutters from your company, it is so important to have the facts.  Take the time to explain the benefits of plantation shutters because there are so many benefits, and help them make the transition.  Strictly Shutters can provide the plantation shutters in a timely manner so you don’t loose the customer for not being ready as quickly as possible.  We offer Just In Time manufacturing meaning we have met and continue to meet every timeline asked of us.  If Strictly Shutters says 2 to 4 weeks, we mean 2 to 4 weeks and that puts us in a league of our own.  Many plantation shutter manufacturers are not located in America, don’t pay Americans, and don’t have the quality workers of America.  We push hard to be on top and we stay ahead of every market change in order to constantly provide the best plantation shutters possible.  To become a dealer is easy and it will be the best decision you will ever make for your business, plus your customers will have access to a quality brand of plantation shutters that can be made to order much faster than imported shutters.  Have the freedom of an American and sell American made quality without compromise, your customers will appreciate it.