The Pros vs Cons of Solid Shutters

We know, we know, there are so many decisions to make to really customise the perfect plantation shutters. But when you choose any one of our window shutter styles you must ask yourself a fundamental question – should the shutter be a solid or louvred panel? To help you along with this decision we have put together a quick pros vs cons of solid panel shutters to see if they are the right choice for you!

Let’s get started with the benefits of solid wood shutters!


When made from good quality wood, solid wooden shutters are a thick barricade against the glass panes of your windows, which can easily provide many benefits. As a solid panel you don’t have to worry about adjusting your shutters as you would with louvred, making them simple to open and close – completely opening up the room during the day, to closing them off in the evening.

Secondly, solid panel shutters have excellent insulating properties, when closed they will cover the whole of your window and act as a barrier against any cold drafts getting in or any heating from getting out! Though louvred shutters also do this, because they are made up of slats, a solid panel provides that extra bit of security, so your windows are shut up tight from the cold.

Planning a trip away? If you choose solid shutters you can ensure your homes privacy is protected. Completely blocking out the window there is no fear of anyone being able to look into your home. This also makes them a fantastic choice for your bedroom windows, providing complete privacy when you need it.

For those considering their interior look, especially if you have a more period home, solid shutters are excellent at suiting both an older build and more modern interiors. This makes them a very flexible window covering that can fit into an evolving style as your tastes change, proving to stand the test of time!


We do love our solid panel window shutters, but if you’re looking for more diversity and control over your light levels a louvred shutter might suit you a bit more. Made up of slats, they provide you with the ability to angle them so that you can change the amount of light that can enter the room whether you want just a little extra light to full sunlight, to blackout in the evenings. Whereas with solid shutters you can only open and close them.

All in all, solid panel shutters are a fantastic option with a lot of benefits to them! However, if you’re looking for a little more flexibility in your light levels then we would suggest a louvred shutter panel instead! Contact us today and call one of our experts on 0800 044 8045 and we’ll see how solid shutters could work for you!