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5 Decisions To Make When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Phoenix

December 22, 2015

Ordering plantation shutters for your Phoenix residence is an important investment. Shutters offer value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you launch your search, there are a handful of things to consider about window shutters. Check out these 5 decisions to think about when ordering plantation shutters in Phoenix, AZ.

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 available in three primary louver sizes to pick from. The 4.5” is the widest louver. It’s our best selling louver size in the Phoenix area because it provides the most view and light - and it’s a breeze to dust.

The smaller 3.5” and 2.5” louver sizes mean more louvers across the window. These plantation shutters have a smaller viewing area and are more of a hassle to dust. Louver sizes are a key consideration when purchasing shutters.


Plantation Shutters Frame Style

Plantation shutters are placed on a window using a frame. The shutter frame borders the shutter panel and adds another layer of personalization. Some frames look better depending on the type of window in your home. Here is a sample of frame styles offered.

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

Ask a shutter expert about which frame style are available in your town - and if an outside mount or an inside mount is a better style for your window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

A shutter tilt rod is the perpendicular component that lets you to control the louvers in unison. One option is a front mount tilt bar. This popular tilt rod can be seen on the front of the plantation shutter panel. To adjust the louvers, just move the tilt rod. 

Tips For Buying Plantation Shutters In Phoenix, AZ 
Other options include a rear mount tilt rod. This is where the tilt rod is installed on the shutter panel facing the window. This means it’s hidden from view when the shutters are closed. And you can move the shutters by adjusting one louver and the rest will follow. Keep in mind that the tilt rod is visible on the side when the shutter louvers are tilted open. This tilt rod option might result in the shutters looking like large blinds.

Plantation Shutters Materials

What the shutter is composed of determines the energy savings you get and the paints and stains available. Sunburst Shutters Phoenix presents you with two exceptional plantation shutter brands in Phoenix to pick from:

  • Polywood® shutters: constructed from a patented wood synthetic that won’t crack, insulates 70% better than the comparable wood shutter, available in 3 premium white paints that won’t lose their color and a custom color-matching program.
  • Ovation® wood shutters: built from 100% Teak, is a better insulator than most window treatments, available in 11 paint colors and 28 stains.
Watch this video to discover which interior shutters are highest rated for energy efficiency.

Plantation Shutters Installation

You can set up plantation shutters yourself. But we don’t recommend beginning this home improvement project without talking to a professional.
Finding the right shutter company to install your new interior shutters is vital to beautiful and functional window treatments. View this video for tips on buying plantation shutters in Phoenix, AZ.

Buy Your Plantation Shutters In Phoenix Today

Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in Phoenix? We’ll come to your house and present you with all the options to customize your window shutters. Our experts measure the width and length of your window to ensure the shutters match it beautifully and open and close flawlessly. And we’ll set them up for you - no matter where you live in the Phoenix area. Call 480-485-7743 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!