Hawaii is definitely one of the most beautiful places to live, and some of us are lucky enough to call it our home. We are blessed with great weather year-round. However, every homeowner knows the troubles of heat and moisture and the toll they take on our homes. Being able to control the amount of heat that permeates our homes is one of the best features that plantation shutters allow any homeowner.


Plantation shutters make it easy to insulate your home and keep the cool in and heat out. The ability to regulate the temperature in your home helps with the interior’s upkeep by blocking out harmful heat and UV rays that can wear and damage your floors, furniture and paint. Shutters also help to keep your home cooler, which in turn will make it easier to beat Hawaii’s heat.

Polycore shutters are built to last. “The quality and strength of our Polycore shutter is unmatched in the shutter industry,” said Gavin Shibuya, owner of G&S Shutter Designs. The aluminum core that runs through the louvers is one of the best features of the Polycore shutter and no other shutter on the market today has that feature. “It allows us to take our panels up to 36 inches in width, and the louvers will not sag because they have the additional support from the aluminum core,” said Shibuya. “We really just want to offer our customers a high-quality product along with the best price on the Island.”


The Polycore shutter is the world’s only solid synthetic shutter with a co-extruded aluminum core.

All of the rails, stiles and louvers are reinforced with an aluminum core. They have a baked-on waterborne paint and are both fire-retardant and moisture-resistant. “Our Polycore shutter comes in five different shades of white, three different louver sizes and a variety of framing options,” said Shibuya.


G&S Shutter Designs has been in business for seven years and has many satisfied customers all over the Island. “We have completed many projects over the years, which include Kahala Nui, St. Francis Hospice and we currently handle the development Ka Makana at Hoakalei,” said Shibuya. “G&S Shutter Designs has the experience to handle any job, and we treat every home as if it were our own.”

G&S Shutter Designs aims to beautify and protect Hawaii homes, one home at a time. Contact G&S Shutter Designs today for quality plantation shutters at some of the best prices on the Island.

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