5 Decisions To Make When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Charlotte12/22/2015Neil Blackwelder Ordering plantation shutters for your Charlotte residence is a substantial investment. You’ll want to look for value in functionality, energy savings, and beauty. But before you launch your search, there are key elements to think about when it comes to window shutters. Check out these 5 decisions to make when ordering plantation shutters in Charlotte, NC. Plantation Shutters Louver Size Louvers are the horizontal components of a shutter that cover the window and tilt to bring in the desired amount of view and light. Plantation shutters are available in three primary louver sizes to choose from. The 4.5” is the widest louver. It’s the preferred louver size in the Charlotte area because it brings in 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. 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 window shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are installed on a window using a frame. The shutter frame borders the shutter panel and adds another layer of personalization. Some frames look and fit better based on the style of window in your home. Here is a sample of frame styles that can be yours. Contact a shutter expert about which frame style are provided in your town - and if an inside or outside 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 classic tilt rod can be seen on the front of the shutter panel. To adjust the shutter louvers, just move the tilt rod. Another option is a rear mount tilt rod. In this case, 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 moving one 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 large blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials The shutter material is the main factor in the energy savings you can expect and the colors available. Sunburst Shutters Charlotte offers these quality plantation shutter brands in Charlotte for you to choose from: Polywood® shutters: crafted from a patented wood synthetic that won’t split, 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, insulates better than most window treatments, comes in 28 stains and 11 paint colors. 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 discourage starting this home improvement project without consulting a specialist. Finding the right shutter company to mount your new plantation shutters is key to elegant and operational window treatments. Watch this recorded design tip on ordering plantation shutters in Charlotte, NC. Purchase Your Plantation Shutters In Charlotte TodayCurious as to how to order plantations shutters in Charlotte? We’ll go to your residence and present you with all the shutter options available. Our specialists measure the height and width of your window to ensure the shutters fit it beautifully 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!