5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In New York City12/22/2015Dennis Rooney Ordering plantation shutters for your New York City home is a major 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 to make when ordering plantation shutters in New York City, NY. Plantation Shutters Louver Size Louvers are the shutters’ horizontal elements that tilt to let as much or as little of the light and view in. Plantation shutters come 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 City area because it provides the most sunlight and scenery - 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. Don’t forget about louver sizes when purchasing window 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 you have. Here is a sample of frame styles offered. Ask a shutter professional about the styles of frames provided in your town - and whether an inside or outside mount is a better fit for the window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod A shutter tilt rod is the upright component that makes it possible to control the shutters all at once. One option is a front mount tilt bar for the shutters. This popular tilt rod is placed on the front of the plantation shutter panel. To adjust the shutter louvers, simply adjust the tilt rod. The other option is a rear mount tilt rod. In this case, the tilt rod is mounted on the shutter panel facing the window. It’s hidden when you close the shutters. And you can adjust the shutters by adjusting a single louver and the entire panel of shutters shift as well. The tilt rod can be spotted on the side when when you have the louvers open. This tilt rod option might result in the shutters looking like bigger blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials The shutter material impacts the energy savings you get and the colors available. Sunburst Shutters New York offers these exceptional plantation shutter products in New York City 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: crafted from 100% Teak, insulates better than most window treatments, comes in 28 stains and 11 paint colors. View this video to find out which shutters are highest rated for energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can install plantation shutters on your own. But we don’t recommend diving into this home improvement project before contacting a professional. Finding the best shutter company to set up your new plantation shutters is key to functionals and beautiful window treatments. View this video for tips on purchasing plantation shutters in New York City, NY. Buy Your Plantation Shutters In New York City TodayCurious as to how to order plantations shutters in New York City? We’ll drive out 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 so that the shutters fit it wonderfully and operate smoothly. And we’ll set them up for you - anywhere in the New York City area. Call 631-246-3930 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!