5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In San Diego12/22/2015Kimball Jones Purchasing plantation shutters for your San Diego house is an important investment. Your shutters should provide value in functionality, energy savings, and beauty. But before you start shopping, there are key elements to think about when it comes to window shutters. Here are 5 decisions to make when ordering plantation shutters in San Diego, CA. Plantation Shutters Louver Size Louvers are the horizontal parts of a shutter panel that can be adjusted for the right amount of light and view. Plantation shutters are custom made with three main louver sizes to pick from. The 4.5” is the widest louver. It’s our best selling louver size in the San Diego area because it provides the most view and light - and it’s a breeze to dust. With smaller 2.5” and 3.5” louvers, there are more louvers across the window. These shutters end up with a smaller viewing area and are more of a hassle to dust. Louver sizes are a key consideration when purchasing window shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are mounted on a window using a frame. The shutter frame borders the shutter panel and adds another custom option. Some frames look and fit better depending on the style of window in the room. Take a look at the selection of frame styles offered. Reach out to your shutter professional about the styles of frames available in your town - and whether an outside mount or an inside mount is a better style for this window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod The tilt rod is the upright element that lets you to tilt the shutters all at once. One of your options is a front mount tilt bar. This classic tilt rod can be seen on the front of the panel. To adjust the shutters, simply adjust the tilt rod. The other option is a rear mount tilt rod. This is where the tilt rod is located on the shutter panel facing the window. It’s hidden from eyesight when you close the shutters. And you can tilt the shutters by moving a 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 option can often make the shutter louvers seem like large blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials What the shutter is composed of determines the energy savings you can expect and the colors available. Sunburst Shutters San Diego offers the following quality plantation shutter products in San Diego to pick from: Polywood® shutters: constructed from a patented wood synthetic that won’t split, insulates 70% better than the similar wood shutter, available in 3 premium white paints that won’t lose their color and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: made from 100% Teak, insulates better than most window treatments, comes in 11 paint colors and 28 stains. Watch this clip to learn which interior shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can set up plantation shutters diy style. But we recommend against beginning this home improvement project before contacting a specialist. Finding the suitable shutter company to mount your new plantation shutters is essential to beautiful and functional window treatments. Watch this recorded design tip on buying plantation shutters in San Diego, CA. Order Your Plantation Shutters In San Diego TodayWant to know how to order plantations shutters in San Diego? We’ll come to your residence and walk you through all the options to customize your window shutters. Our experts note the width and length of your window so that the shutters fit it wonderfully and function smoothly. And we’ll install them for you - wherever you are in the San Diego area. Call 858-956-5822 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!