5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Austin12/22/2015Tyler Jorgensen Buying plantation shutters for your Austin house is a major investment. Shutters offer value in energy savings, beauty, and functionality. But before you launch your search, there are key elements to think about when it comes to window shutters. Check out these 5 decisions to think about when ordering plantation shutters in Austin, TX. Plantation Shutters Louver Size Louvers are the horizontal parts of a shutter panel that tilt to let as much or as little of the light and view in. Plantation shutters come in three different louver sizes. The 4.5” is the widest louver. It’s the preferred louver size in the Austin area because it provides the most sunlight and scenery - and it’s a breeze to dust. With smaller 2.5” and 3.5” louvers, there are more louvers in a shutter panel. These shutters end up with a smaller viewing area and may take longer to clean. Keep these in mind when purchasing window shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are mounted on a window using a frame. The shutter frame surrounds the panel, adding another custom option. Some frames look and fit better based on the type of window you have. Take a look at the selection of frame styles offered. Ask your shutter professional about which frame style are provided in your area - and whether an inside or outside mount is best for this window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod A shutter tilt rod is the vertical part that lets you to move the shutter louvers as one. One of your options is mounting the tilt bar on the front. This traditional tilt rod is placed on the front of the panel. To move the shutters, you have to adjust the tilt rod itself. Another option is a rear mount tilt rod. In this case, the tilt rod is located on the back side of the shutter panel. The tilt rod is hidden from sight when you close the shutters. And you can adjust the shutters by moving a single louver and all the others move as well. Yes, the tilt rod can be seen on the side when the shutter louvers are tilted open. This type of tilt rod may make the shutter louvers seem like bigger blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials The materials the shutter is made of has a great effect on the energy savings you can expect and the colors available. Sunburst Shutters Austin presents you with the following premium plantation shutter lines in Austin for you to choose from: Polywood® shutters: crafted from a patented wood synthetic that won’t crack, insulates 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, customizable with 3 premium white paints that won’t lose their color and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: fashioned from 100% Teak, insulates better than most window treatments, customizable with 28 stains and 11 paint colors. Play this recorded design tip to discover which plantation shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can install plantation shutters on your own. But we discourage beginning this home improvement project without talking to a professional. Deciding on the right shutter company to mount your new shutters is vital to elegant and operational window treatments. See this recorded design tip on purchasing plantation shutters in Austin, TX. Buy Your Plantation Shutters In Austin Today Wondering how to order plantations shutters in Austin? We’ll drive out to your house and walk you through all the shutter options available. Our specialists note every inch of your window so that the shutters fit it beautifully and function smoothly. And we’ll mount them for you - no matter where you live in the Austin area. Call 512-549-6077 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!