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5 Decisions To Make When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Sacramento

December 22, 2015

Ordering plantation shutters for your Sacramento home is a substantial investment. Shutters offer value in energy savings, beauty, and functionality. But before you launch your search, there are a handful of things to think about when it comes to window shutters. Read about these 5 decisions to think about when ordering plantation shutters in Sacramento, CA.

Plantation Shutters Louver Size

Louvers are the horizontal parts of a shutter panel that cover the window and tilt to bring in the desired amount of view and light. Plantation shutters come in three primary louver sizes. The 4.5” is the widest louver. It’s the preferred louver size in the Sacramento area because it provides the most sunlight and scenery - and it’s the easiest to clean.

With smaller 2.5” and 3.5” louvers, there are more louvers in a shutter panel. These shutters end up with a smaller viewing area and may take longer to clean. Don’t forget about louver sizes when purchasing shutters.


Plantation Shutters Frame Style

Plantation shutters are fixed on a window thanks to a frame. The shutter frame that borders the panel adds another layer of personalization. Some frames are a better fit depending on the kind of window in the room. Here is a sample of frame styles that can be yours.

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

Reach out to your shutter professional about the frame styles provided in Sacramento - and find out if mounting the frame on the inside or outside is best for your window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

The tilt rod is the vertical component that allows you to move the shutters all at once. One of your choices is a front mount tilt bar. This traditional tilt rod can be seen on the front of the plantation shutter panel. To tilt the louvers, simply adjust the tilt rod. 

Tips For Buying Plantation Shutters In Sacramento, CA 
The other option is a rear mount tilt rod. In this case, the tilt rod is installed on the back side of the shutter panel. The tilt rod is hidden when the shutters are closed. And you can move the shutters by simply tilting a single louver and the entire panel of shutters shift as well. Yes, the tilt rod is visible on the side when you have the louvers open. This tilt rod option can often result in the shutters looking like large blinds.

Plantation Shutters Materials

What the shutter is composed of determines the energy savings you receive and the paints and stains available. Sunburst Shutters Sacramento brings you the following premium plantation shutter products in Sacramento for you to choose from:

  • Polywood® shutters: built 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 lose their color and a custom color-matching program.
  • Ovation® wood shutters: crafted from 100% Teak, has better insulating qualities than most window treatments, available in 11 paints and 28 stains.
Play this clip to learn which interior shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency.

Plantation Shutters Installation

You can mount plantation shutters diy style. But we discourage beginning this home improvement project before consulting an expert.
Finding the right shutter company to mount your new interior shutters is key to operational and elegant window treatments. Play this video for tips on purchasing plantation shutters in Sacramento, CA.

Order Your Plantation Shutters In Sacramento Today

Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in Sacramento? We’ll drive out to your home and show you all the options to customize your window shutters. Our specialists note the height and width of your window to make sure the shutters match it beautifully and open and close smoothly. And we’ll set them up for you - no matter where you live in the Sacramento area. Call 916-665-0078 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!