5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Houston12/22/2015Cory Cryer Purchasing plantation shutters for your Houston house is an important investment. Your shutters should provide value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you begin calling up shutter stores, there are key elements to think about when it comes to window shutters. Read about these 5 decisions to make when ordering plantation shutters in Houston, TX. Plantation Shutters Louver Size Louvers are the horizontal components of a shutter that tilt to let as much or as little of the light and view in. Plantation shutters are custom made with three different louver sizes. 4.5” is the widest of louver sizes. This louver size is a favorite in the Houston area because it lets in the most light and view - and it’s easy to keep clean. With smaller 2.5” and 3.5” louvers, there are more louvers across the window. Plantation shutters with smaller louver sizes result in a smaller viewing area and might be a bit trickier to clean. Keep these in mind when ordering shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are fixed on a window with a frame. The shutter frame borders the shutter panel and adds another custom option. Some frames look better depending on the type of window in the room. Here is a sample of frame styles that can be yours. Ask a shutter expert about which frame style are provided in your area - and if an inside or outside mount is best for this window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod A shutter tilt rod is the upright element that makes it possible to tilt the shutters in unison. One option is a front mount tilt bar. This traditional tilt rod is placed on the front of the plantation shutter panel. To adjust the louvers, just move the tilt rod. The other option is a rear mount tilt rod. In this case, the tilt rod is located on the back of the shutters. The tilt rod is hidden from view when the shutters are closed. And you can tilt the shutters by adjusting a single louver and the rest will follow. Keep in mind that the tilt rod can be spotted on the side when the shutters are open. This may result in the shutters looking like bigger blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials The materials the shutter is made of impacts the energy savings you receive and the paints and stains available. Sunburst Shutters Houston brings you two quality plantation shutter products in Houston for you to choose from: Polywood® shutters: built from a patented wood synthetic that won’t split, insulates 70% better than the comparable wood shutter, comes in 3 premium white paints that won’t lose their color and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: made from 100% Teak, has better insulating qualities than most window treatments, comes in 11 paints and 28 stains. Watch this clip to find out which interior shutters are highest rated for energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can set up plantation shutters diy style. But we recommend against diving into this home improvement project before talking to an expert. Deciding on the best shutter company to set up your new shutters is essential to operational and elegant window treatments. Play this clip for tips on ordering plantation shutters in Houston, TX. Order Your Plantation Shutters In Houston Today Want to know how to order plantations shutters in Houston? We’ll go to your home and present you with all the shutter options available. Our experts note every inch of your window to ensure the shutters complement it beautifully and open and close flawlessly. And we’ll set them up for you - anywhere in the Houston area. Call 713-853-9629 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!