5 Decisions To Consider When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Orlando12/22/2015Todd Hansen Ordering plantation shutters for your Orlando home is a substantial investment. Shutters offer value in energy savings, beauty, and functionality. But before you begin calling up shutter stores, there are a handful of things to consider about window shutters. Read about these 5 decisions to make when ordering plantation shutters in Orlando, FL. Plantation Shutters Louver Size Louvers are the shutters’ horizontal elements that can be adjusted for the right amount of light and view. Plantation shutters are custom made with three main louver sizes to pick from. 4.5” is the widest of louver sizes. It’s our best selling louver size in the Orlando area because it brings in the most light and view - and it’s easy to keep clean. Louvers at 3.5” and 2.5” of width lead to more louvers across the window. These shutters end up with a smaller viewing area and are more of a hassle to dust. Don’t forget about louver sizes when buying window shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are fixed on a window using a frame. The shutter frame surrounds the panel, adding another custom option. Some frames look better with the type of window you have. Preview some of the frame styles that can be yours. Contact a shutter expert about which frame style are available in your area - and whether an outside mount or an inside mount is a better style for your window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod The tilt rod is the perpendicular part that lets you to move the louvers as one. One of your options is a front mount tilt bar for the shutters. This traditional tilt rod is visible on the front of the plantation shutter panel. To move the shutters, simply adjust the tilt rod. Another option is a rear mount tilt rod. Here, the tilt rod is mounted on the back of the shutters. The tilt rod is hidden from eyesight when the shutters are closed. And you can move the shutters by adjusting one louver and the rest will follow. Keep in mind that the tilt rod is visible on the side when the shutter louvers are tilted open. This tilt rod may make shutters look like oversized blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials The shutter material has a great effect on the energy savings you get and the paints and stains available. Sunburst Shutters Orlando offers the following exceptional plantation shutter lines in Orlando for you to choose from: Polywood® shutters: crafted from a patented wood synthetic that won’t crack, insulates 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, customizable with 3 premium white paints that won’t yellow and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: made from 100% Teak, has better insulating qualities than most window treatments, comes in 11 paint colors and 28 stains. Watch this video to learn which plantation shutters are the most energy efficient. Plantation Shutters Installation You can mount plantation shutters on your own. But we don’t recommend beginning this home improvement project before talking to a specialist. Deciding on the suitable shutter company to set up your new plantation shutters is key to functionals and beautiful window treatments. Watch this video for tips on purchasing plantation shutters in Orlando, FL. Buy Your Plantation Shutters In Orlando Today Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in Orlando? We’ll go to your house and walk you through all the options to customize your window shutters. Our professionals note the height and width of your window so that the shutters complement it beautifully and open and close without a hitch. And we’ll set them up for you - anywhere in the Orlando area. Call 407-630-7011 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!