I've waited a year before writing this review because, it is our first time with the plantation shutters, I wanted to make sure that I've experienced it when it comes to the upkeep and longevity of the product. First of all, let's start by saying how smooth the process was working with Charlie, Jennie and Cieko. We had the plantation shutters installed in all of the windows in our home including the two windows in our garage. We absolutely love the uniqueness that they bring to our home. The shutters are beautiful, and they're easy to clean! I only have to wipe them down once in a year time! We've received so many compliments from our family, friends, even from contractors and the builder's field managers. The shutters definitely set our home apart. Even the passersby takes noticed while out walking in the neighborhood. We made the right decision going with Louver Shop and it was money well spent!