A lot of people think the term “interior plantation shutters” refers to a specific type of window treatment… and it does. These consist of wooden frames with adjustable slats (aka louvers) that can be controlled with a pull bar. What these people don’t realize, however, is how much more specific things can get. There are a variety of window treatments that all fall into the broader category of plantation shutters. For example, three types of interior plantation shutters we carry are custom wood, hybrid and PolyWood. One of them is bound to be just your type!

Custom Wood

If we had to label any one of our products as our specialty, custom wood shutters would be that product. Because they’re custom, we can make shutter in virtually any style, any size and any shape.  If you have any oddly shaped windows like arches or triangles, a custom wood shutter may be just what you need. We have developed our wooden plantation shutters to maintain their beauty over time through superior material selection, construction and assembly. Our wooden shutters feature all solid wood construction and come with louver sizes that range from 1.75 to 4.5 inches. Wooden shutters can easily be painted or stained in finishes to match your samples.


It seems like hybrids are all the rage these days. You’ve probably heard of hybrid cars and hybrid dogs but have you ever heard of hybrid shutters? They mix the classic look of a traditional wood shutter with more industrially advanced materials. A hybrid shutter is a shutter that’s part wood, part modern material. In terms of the mechanism itself, a hybrid shutter and a plantation shutter are identical. The difference is that, while truly customized plantation shutters are generally 100 percent wood, hybrid shutters use wood and faux wood parts. Our hybrid shutters feature durable faux wood rails and light weight wood louvers. They combine the beauty of natural wood with the strength, permanence and rigidity of non-wood compounds. The hybrid model allows you to enjoy high quality shutters at a more affordable price but there aren’t quite as many style possibilities as with all wood shutters.


PolyWood is a polymer material made to look and behave like real wood. With its advanced construction, you’ll love the way it looks in your home, adding style and value to your windows! They complement any décor and they’re highly durable. The shutters are made of a solid engineered wood substitute that won’t chip, crack, warp or split. In many houses, these moisture resistant, fire resistant, termite resistant shutters can even outlast the house itself! Polywood is also UV stabilized to avoid discoloration so you get good looks that lasts. To check any of our shutters out for yourself or to learn more about a particular product, contact a Signature Shutters Showroom!