5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Philadelphia12/22/2015Holly Perron Purchasing plantation shutters for your Philadelphia home is a substantial investment. You’ll want to look for value in energy savings, beauty, and functionality. But before you begin calling up shutter stores, there are some things to consider about window shutters. Check out these 5 decisions to think about when ordering plantation shutters in Philadelphia, PA. 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 come in three different louver sizes to pick from. 4.5” is the widest of louver sizes. This louver size is a favorite in the Philadelphia area because it lets in the most light and view - and it’s the easiest to clean. Louvers at 3.5” and 2.5” of width lead to more louvers across the window. These shutters end up with a smaller viewing area and may take longer to clean. Louver sizes are a key consideration when purchasing window shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are placed on a window thanks to a frame. The shutter frame borders the shutter panel and adds another way to personalize the window treatment. Some frames look and fit better depending on the kind of window in your home. Take a look at the selection of frame styles available. Reach out to a shutter professional about the styles of frames provided in your town - and find out if mounting the frame on the inside or outside is best for this window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod The tilt rod is the perpendicular component that makes it possible to move the louvers all at once. One of your options is a front mount tilt bar for the shutters. This classic tilt rod is placed on the front of the plantation shutter panel. To adjust the shutters, you have to adjust the tilt rod itself. The other option is a rear mount tilt rod. Here, the tilt rod is installed on the shutter panel facing the window. This means it’s hidden when you close the shutters. And you can tilt the shutters by adjusting a louver and all the others move as well. The tilt rod is visible on the side when the shutters are open. This tilt rod option may make the shutter louvers seem like bigger blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials What the shutter is composed of impacts the energy savings you can expect and the paints and stains available. Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia presents you with two premium plantation shutter products in Philadelphia to pick from: Polywood® shutters: built from a patented wood synthetic that won’t crack, 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, is a better insulator than most window treatments, comes in 28 stains and 11 paint colors. View this clip to discover which interior shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can set up plantation shutters on your own. But we discourage tackling this home improvement project without talking to an expert. Hiring the right shutter company to install your new interior shutters is key to elegant and operational window treatments. View this recorded design tip on ordering plantation shutters in Philadelphia, PA. Purchase Your Plantation Shutters In Philadelphia TodayWant to know how to order plantations shutters in Philadelphia? We’ll drive out to your house and walk you through all the shutter options available. Our specialists note the height and width of your window to ensure the shutters fit it beautifully and operate without a hitch. And we’ll set them up for you - anywhere in the Philadelphia area. Call 215-874-4897 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!