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5 Decisions To Consider When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Denver

December 22, 2015

Purchasing plantation shutters for your Denver residence 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 a handful of things to keep in mind about window shutters. Read about these 5 decisions to think about when ordering plantation shutters in Denver, Colorado.

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 primary louver sizes. The widest louver is 4.5”. It’s our best selling louver size in the Denver area because it lets in the most scenery and sunlight - and it’s the easiest to clean.

With smaller 2.5” and 3.5” louvers, there are more louvers in a shutter panel. Plantation shutters with smaller louver sizes result in a smaller viewing area and might be a bit trickier to clean. Louver sizes are a key consideration when ordering indoor shutters.

 

Plantation Shutters Frame Style

Plantation shutters are mounted on a window using a frame. The shutter frame borders the shutter panel and adds another custom option. Some frames look better based on the kind of window you have. Take a look at the selection of frame styles offered.

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

Ask a shutter professional about which frame style are available in your area - and if mounting the frame on the inside or outside is best for this window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

A shutter tilt rod is the vertical element that makes it possible to control the shutter louvers all at once. One of your choices is mounting the tilt bar on the front. This popular tilt rod is placed on the front of the panel. To adjust the shutter louvers, just move the tilt rod. 

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An additional option is a rear mount tilt rod. In this case, the tilt rod is located on the back of the shutters. It’s hidden from eyesight when you close the shutters. And you can adjust the shutters by moving a single louver and the entire panel of shutters shift as well. Keep in mind that the tilt rod is visible on the side when the shutter louvers are tilted open. This type of tilt rod may result in the shutters looking like large blinds.
 

Plantation Shutters Materials

What the shutter is composed of impacts the energy savings you receive and the paints and stains available. Sunburst Shutters Denver brings you the following premium plantation shutter products in Denver for you to choose from:

  • Polywood® shutters: made from a patented wood synthetic that won’t split, insulates 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, comes in 3 premium white paints that won’t yellow and a custom color-matching program.
  • Ovation® wood shutters: fashioned from 100% Teak, insulates better than most window treatments, customizable with 11 paint colors and 28 stains.
Play this recorded design tip to find out which interior shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency.
 
 

Plantation Shutters Installation

You can install plantation shutters on your own. But we recommend against starting this home improvement project without consulting a professional.
 
Finding the suitable shutter company to install your new interior shutters is vital to operational and elegant window treatments. View this video for tips on ordering plantation shutters in Denver, Colorado.
 
 

Buy Your Plantation Shutters In Denver Today

Want to know how to order plantations shutters in Denver? We’ll drive out to your residence and explain all the shutter options available. Our specialists note the height and width of your window to make sure the shutters complement it perfectly and open and close without a hitch. And we’ll install them for you - anywhere in the Denver area. Call 720-538-0182 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!
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