5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Raleigh12/22/2015Blake Jarman Ordering plantation shutters for your Raleigh house is a substantial investment. Shutters offer value in functionality, energy savings, and beauty. But before you start shopping, there are a handful of things to keep in mind about window shutters. Read about these 5 decisions to think about when ordering plantation shutters in Raleigh, NC. 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 come in three main louver sizes. The 4.5” is the widest louver. It’s the preferred louver size in the Raleigh area because it brings in the most sunlight and scenery - and it’s easy to keep clean. Louvers at 3.5” and 2.5” of width lead to more louvers on the window. These plantation shutters have a smaller viewing area and might be a bit trickier to clean. Keep these in mind when purchasing window shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are installed on a window using a frame. The shutter frame that borders the panel adds another way to personalize the window treatment. Some frames look better depending on the style of window you have. Preview some of the frame styles available. Contact your shutter professional about which frame style are available in Raleigh - and find out if mounting the frame on the inside or outside is a better fit for this window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod A tilt rod is the vertical part that allows you to move the shutter louvers all at once. One option is mounting the tilt bar on the front. This traditional tilt rod can be seen on the front of the shutter panel. To adjust the louvers, simply adjust the tilt rod. The other option is a rear mount tilt rod. Here, 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 tilt the shutters by moving a single louver and the rest will follow. Keep in mind that the tilt rod can be seen on the side when the shutter louvers are tilted open. This may make the shutter louvers seem like large blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials The materials the shutter is made of determines the energy savings you receive and the colors available. Sunburst Shutters Raleigh presents you with two exceptional plantation shutter lines in Raleigh to pick from: Polywood® shutters: crafted from a patented wood synthetic that won’t split, insulates 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, comes in 3 premium white paints that never fade and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: made from 100% Teak, is a better insulator than most window treatments, customizable with 11 paints and 28 stains. View this clip to learn which interior shutters are highest rated for energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can set up plantation shutters yourself. But we recommend against diving into this home improvement project without talking to a specialist. Finding the best shutter company to install your new shutters is key to functionals and beautiful window treatments. View this recorded design tip on ordering plantation shutters in Raleigh, NC. Purchase Your Plantation Shutters In Raleigh Today Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in Raleigh? We’ll go to your home and show you all the options to customize your window shutters. Our experts note the width and length of your window so that the shutters fit it perfectly and operate without a hitch. And we’ll set them up for you - anywhere in the Raleigh area. Call 919-887-9198 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!