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5 Decisions To Make When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Charlotte

December 22, 2015

Ordering plantation shutters for your Charlotte house is a substantial investment. You’ll want to look for value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you begin calling up shutter stores, there are some things to consider about window shutters. Check out these 5 decisions you’ll have to make when ordering plantation shutters in Charlotte, NC.

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 available in three primary louver sizes to pick from. The widest louver is 4.5”. This louver size is a favorite in the Charlotte area because it lets in the most sunlight and scenery - and it’s the easiest to clean.

The smaller 3.5” and 2.5” louver sizes mean more louvers in a shutter panel. Plantation shutters with smaller louver sizes result in a smaller viewing area and may take longer to clean. Don’t forget about louver sizes when buying indoor shutters.


Plantation Shutters Frame Style

Plantation shutters are installed on a window using a frame. The shutter frame that borders the panel adds another custom option. Some frames look and fit better depending on the style of window you have. Here is a sample of frame styles that can be yours.

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

Contact your shutter professional about the frame styles provided in Charlotte - and if an outside mount or an inside mount is a better fit for the window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

A tilt rod is the upright element that lets you to adjust the shutters as one. One of your choices is a front mount tilt bar. This traditional tilt rod is visible on the front of the shutter panel. To adjust the shutter louvers, just move the tilt rod. 

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Another option is a rear mount tilt rod. Here, the tilt rod is installed on the back of the shutters. This means it’s hidden from eyesight when you close the shutters. And you can adjust the shutters by simply tilting a louver and all the others move as well. Yes, the tilt rod can be spotted on the side when the shutters are open. This tilt rod option may make shutters look like bigger blinds.

Plantation Shutters Materials

The materials the shutter is made of is the main factor in the energy savings you can expect and the color options available. Sunburst Shutters Charlotte offers these premium plantation shutter brands in Charlotte for you to choose from:

  • Polywood® shutters: crafted from a patented wood synthetic that won’t crack, 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: built from 100% Teak, is a better insulator than most window treatments, customizable with 11 paint colors and 28 stains.
View this clip to learn which plantation shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency.

Plantation Shutters Installation

You can install plantation shutters on your own. But we don’t recommend starting this home improvement project without consulting an expert.
Finding the right shutter company to mount your new shutters is key to elegant and operational window treatments. Watch this recorded design tip on ordering plantation shutters in Charlotte, NC.

Buy Your Plantation Shutters In Charlotte Today

Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in Charlotte? We’ll go to your house and show you all your window shutter options. Our specialists measure the height and width of your window to ensure the shutters fit it perfectly and function without a hitch. And we’ll install them for you - anywhere in the Charlotte area. Call 980-231-1116 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!