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5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In San Diego

December 22, 2015

Purchasing plantation shutters for your San Diego residence is an important investment. Shutters offer value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you start shopping, there are some things to consider about window shutters. Here are 5 decisions you’ll have 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 choose 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 on the window. These shutters end up with a smaller viewing area and may take longer to clean. Keep these in mind when purchasing indoor shutters.


Plantation Shutters Frame Style

Plantation shutters are fixed 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 in the room. Take a look at the selection 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 styles of frames available in your town - and whether an outside mount or an inside mount is best for this window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

The tilt rod is the upright element that lets you to move the shutters all at once. One of your options is a front mount tilt bar. This classic tilt rod is visible on the front of the panel. To adjust the shutters, simply adjust the tilt rod. 

How To Buy Plantation Shutters In San Diego, CA 
An additional option is a rear mount tilt rod. This is where the tilt rod is placed on the shutter panel facing the window. It’s hidden from eyesight when the shutters are closed. And you can control 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 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 premium 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, comes in 3 premium white paints that won’t lose their color and a custom color-matching program.
  • Ovation® wood shutters: made from 100% Teak, is a better insulator than most window treatments, customizable with 11 paint colors and 28 stains.
Watch this recorded design tip to find out 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 best shutter company to mount your new plantation shutters is vital 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 Today

Want to know how to order plantations shutters in San Diego? We’ll come to your house and walk you through all the options to customize your window shutters. Our experts note every inch of your window so that the shutters fit it wonderfully and operate without a hitch. And we’ll install them for you - no matter where you live in the San Diego area. Call 760-405-8887 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!