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5 Decisions To Consider When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Orlando

December 22, 2015

Ordering plantation shutters for your Orlando home is a major 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 think about when it comes to window shutters. Read about these 5 decisions you’ll have 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 different louver sizes to choose 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 plantation shutters have a smaller viewing area and are more of a hassle to dust. Don’t forget about louver sizes when buying indoor shutters.


Plantation Shutters Frame Style

Plantation shutters are fixed on a window with a frame. The shutter frame surrounds the panel, adding another layer of personalization. Some frames look better with the type of window you have. Preview some of the frame styles offered.

Craftsman frame  Outside mounted L frame  Z frame for shutters  Decorative casing frame

Ask your shutter professional about the frame styles available in your area - and whether an inside or outside mount is a better style for your window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

A tilt rod is the perpendicular component that allows 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 tilt the shutters, you have to adjust the tilt rod itself. 

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Another option is a rear mount tilt rod. In this case, the tilt rod is mounted on the back of the shutters. It’s hidden from eyesight when the shutters are closed. And you can move the shutters by adjusting a louver and the rest will follow. The tilt rod is visible on the side when the shutter louvers are tilted open. This tilt rod may result in the shutters looking like oversized blinds.

Plantation Shutters Materials

The materials the shutter is made of has a great effect on the energy savings you can expect and the paints and stains available. Sunburst Shutters Orlando brings you 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 comparable wood shutter, customizable with 3 premium white paints that won’t yellow and a custom color-matching program.
  • Ovation® wood shutters: crafted from 100% Teak, has better insulating qualities than most window treatments, comes in 28 stains and 11 paint colors.
Watch this video to find out which shutters are highest rated for energy efficiency.

Plantation Shutters Installation

You can mount plantation shutters yourself. But we don’t recommend beginning this home improvement project before consulting an expert.
Deciding on the best shutter company to set up your new plantation shutters is key to beautiful and functional window treatments. Watch this video for tips on ordering plantation shutters in Orlando, FL.

Purchase Your Plantation Shutters In Orlando Today

Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in Orlando? We’ll go to your residence and walk you through all the options to customize your window shutters. Our professionals measure the height and width of your window so that the shutters complement it beautifully and open and close smoothly. 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!