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5 Decisions To Make When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Southern California

December 22, 2015

Purchasing plantation shutters for your Southern California home is a major investment. Your shutters should provide value in functionality, energy savings, and beauty. But before you launch your search, there are a handful of things to think about when it comes to window shutters. Check out these 5 decisions you’ll have to make when ordering plantation shutters in Southern California.

Plantation Shutters Louver Size

Louvers are the shutters’ horizontal elements that cover the window and tilt to bring in the desired amount of view and light. Plantation shutters are available in three main louver sizes to pick from. The widest louver is 4.5”. It’s the preferred louver size in the Southern California area because it provides the most sunlight and scenery - and it’s a breeze to dust.

With smaller 2.5” and 3.5” louvers, there are more louvers across the window. These plantation shutters have a smaller viewing area and may take longer to clean. Louver sizes are a key consideration when purchasing indoor shutters.


Plantation Shutters Frame Style

Plantation shutters are placed on a window using a frame. The shutter frame that borders the panel adds another way to personalize the window treatment. Some frames look and fit better depending on the kind of window you have. Preview some of the frame styles that can be yours.

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

Ask your shutter professional about which frame style are offered in your area - and find out if an inside or outside mount is a better fit for the window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

A tilt rod is the vertical part that makes it possible to tilt the shutter louvers all at once. One of your choices is a front mount tilt bar. This classic tilt rod can be seen on the front of the panel. To move the shutter louvers, you have to adjust the tilt rod itself. 

Tips For Buying Plantation Shutters In Southern California 
The other option is a rear mount tilt rod. This is where the tilt rod is placed on the shutter panel facing the window. The tilt rod is hidden from eyesight when the shutters are closed. And you can move the shutters by moving one louver and the rest will follow. Yes, the tilt rod is visible on the side when you have the louvers open. This tilt rod might result in the shutters looking like large blinds.

Plantation Shutters Materials

What the shutter is composed of has a great effect on the energy savings you receive and the color options available. Sunburst Shutters Southern CA brings you two exceptional plantation shutter products in Southern California to consider:

  • Polywood® shutters: built from a patented wood synthetic that won’t split, insulates 70% better than the similar wood shutter, customizable with 3 premium white paints that never fade and a custom color-matching program.
  • Ovation® wood shutters: built from 100% Teak, insulates better than most window treatments, customizable with 28 stains and 11 paint colors.
View this video to find out which shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency.

Plantation Shutters Installation

You can set up plantation shutters yourself. But we don’t recommend beginning this home improvement project before consulting a professional.
Finding the best shutter company to set up your new shutters is key to functionals and beautiful window treatments. Play this clip for tips on buying plantation shutters in Southern California.

Purchase Your Plantation Shutters In Southern California Today

Want to know how to order plantations shutters in Southern California? We’ll come to your home and walk you through all the options to customize your window shutters. Our experts note the height and width of your window to make sure the shutters fit it perfectly and operate without a hitch. And we’ll mount them for you - anywhere in the Southern California area. Call 888-611-2474 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!