5 Decisions To Consider When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Denver12/22/2015Gary Harding Buying plantation shutters for your Denver house 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 4.5” is the widest louver. It’s our best selling louver size in the Denver area because it lets in the most scenery and sunlight - and it’s a breeze to dust. 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 fixed on a window with a frame. The shutter frame borders the shutter panel and adds another layer of personalization. Some frames look better depending on the kind of window you have. Take a look at the selection of frame styles offered. Ask a shutter professional about the frame styles available in your area - and if mounting the frame on the inside or outside is best for your window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod A shutter tilt rod is the vertical element that makes it possible to control the louvers in unison. 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. An additional option is a rear mount tilt rod. Here, 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 simply tilting 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 when you have the louvers open. This type of tilt rod may result in the shutters looking like bigger 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 offers the following premium plantation shutter products in Denver to pick from: Polywood® shutters: crafted from a patented wood synthetic that won’t crack, insulates 70% better than the comparable wood shutter, comes in 3 premium white paints that won’t lose their color and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: fashioned from 100% Teak, is a better insulator than most window treatments, customizable with 28 stains and 11 paint colors. See this recorded design tip to learn which interior shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can install plantation shutters yourself. But we recommend against starting this home improvement project without talking to a professional. Deciding on the suitable shutter company to install your new interior shutters is essential to operational and elegant window treatments. View this video for tips on purchasing plantation shutters in Denver, Colorado. Purchase Your Plantation Shutters In Denver Today Wondering how to order plantations shutters in Denver? We’ll drive out to your house and explain all the shutter options available. Our specialists measure the height and width of your window to make sure the shutters complement it beautifully and open and close smoothly. 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!