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5 Decisions To Consider When Ordering Plantation Shutters In New York

December 22, 2015

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

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 different louver sizes to choose from. The 4.5” is the widest louver. It’s our best selling louver size in the New York area because it provides the most sunlight and scenery - and it’s a breeze to dust.

Louvers at 3.5” and 2.5” of width lead to more louvers on the window. These shutters end up with a smaller viewing area and may take longer to clean. Don’t forget about louver sizes when purchasing indoor shutters.


Plantation Shutters Frame Style

Plantation shutters are placed on a window thanks to a frame. The shutter frame that borders the panel adds another way to personalize the window treatment. Some frames look and fit better with the style of window in your home. Preview some of the frame styles that can be yours.

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

Contact a shutter professional about the styles of frames provided in your town - and find out if an inside or outside mount is a better fit for the window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

A shutter tilt rod is the perpendicular component that makes it possible to control the shutters all at once. One of your options is mounting the tilt bar on the front. This popular tilt rod is placed on the front of the shutter panel. To adjust the shutter louvers, simply adjust the tilt rod. 

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The other option is a rear mount tilt rod. In this case, the tilt rod is mounted on the shutter panel facing the window. The tilt rod is hidden from view when you close the shutters. And you can adjust the shutters by adjusting a louver and the entire panel of shutters shift as well. Keep in mind that the tilt rod can be spotted on the side when the shutter louvers are tilted open. This might result in the shutters looking like large blinds.

Plantation Shutters Materials

The shutter material is the main factor in the energy savings you get and the colors available. Sunburst Shutters New York brings you two exceptional plantation shutter products in New York for you to choose from:

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

Plantation Shutters Installation

You can install plantation shutters yourself. But we don’t recommend tackling this home improvement project before contacting a professional.
Finding the best shutter company to mount your new plantation shutters is key to beautiful and functional window treatments. View this clip for tips on purchasing plantation shutters in New York City, NY.

Buy Your Plantation Shutters In New York Today

Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in New York? We’ll come to your home and present you with all the options to customize your window shutters. Our specialists take measurements of the height and width of your window to ensure the shutters fit it wonderfully and function without a hitch. And we’ll set them up for you - anywhere in the New York area. Call 631-246-3930 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!