5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Southern California12/22/2015Kimball Jones Purchasing plantation shutters for your Southern California home is an important investment. Shutters offer value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you start shopping, there are some things to consider about window shutters. Here are 5 decisions to think about when ordering plantation shutters in Southern California. Plantation Shutters Louver Size Louvers are the horizontal parts of a shutter panel that tilt to let as much or as little of the light and view in. Plantation shutters are custom made with three main louver sizes to choose from. The widest louver is 4.5”. This louver size is a favorite in the Southern California area because it lets in the most scenery and sunlight - and it’s the easiest to clean. Louvers at 3.5” and 2.5” of width lead to more louvers across the window. Plantation shutters with smaller louver sizes result in a smaller viewing area and are more of a hassle to dust. Don’t forget about louver sizes when purchasing 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 based on the style of window in your home. Preview some of the frame styles that can be yours. Contact your shutter professional about which frame style are offered in your area - and if mounting the frame on the inside or outside is best for the window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod The tilt rod is the perpendicular component that lets you to move the shutters in unison. One of your options is mounting the tilt bar on the front. This classic tilt rod can be seen on the front of the panel. To adjust the louvers, you have to adjust the tilt rod itself. An additional option is a rear mount tilt rod. In this case, the tilt rod is placed on the shutter panel facing the window. This means it’s hidden from view when louvers are shut. And you can move the shutters by adjusting one louver and all the others move as well. Yes, the tilt rod can be seen on the side when the shutters are open. This tilt rod may make shutters look like large blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials The materials the shutter is made of impacts the energy savings you get and the color options available. Sunburst Shutters Southern CA brings you the following quality plantation shutter products in Southern California to consider: Polywood® shutters: built from a patented wood synthetic that won’t warp, insulates 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, available in 3 premium white paints that won’t fade and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: fashioned from 100% Teak, is a better insulator than most window treatments, comes in 11 paint colors and 28 stains. Play this video to discover which interior shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can set up plantation shutters yourself. But we discourage starting this home improvement project before contacting a professional. Finding the suitable shutter company to install your new interior shutters is vital to beautiful and functional window treatments. See this clip for tips on purchasing plantation shutters in Southern California. Purchase Your Plantation Shutters In Southern California TodayWant to know how to order plantations shutters in Southern California? We’ll drive out to your house and walk you through all your window shutter options. Our professionals take measurements of the width and length of your window to ensure the shutters fit it beautifully and operate without a hitch. And we’ll set them up for you - wherever you are in the Southern California area. Call 888-611-2474 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!