5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Boise12/22/2015Spencer Madsen Ordering plantation shutters for your Boise home is a major investment. Shutters offer value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you begin calling up shutter stores, there are some things to keep in mind about window shutters. Here are 5 decisions to make when ordering plantation shutters in Boise, ID. 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 are available in three main louver sizes to pick from. The widest louver is 4.5”. It’s our best selling louver size in the Boise area because it lets in the most light and view - and it’s the easiest to clean. With smaller 2.5” and 3.5” louvers, there are more louvers across the window. These plantation shutters have a smaller viewing area and are more of a hassle to dust. Louver sizes are a key consideration when ordering shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are placed on a window with a frame. The shutter frame borders the shutter panel and adds another layer of personalization. Some frames look better with the style of window in the room. Preview some of the frame styles that can be yours. Reach out to your shutter professional about the frame styles available in Boise - and find out if mounting the frame on the inside or outside is a better fit for your window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod A tilt rod is the perpendicular part that allows you to control the louvers as one. One of your options is a front mount tilt bar for the shutters. This popular tilt rod can be seen on the front of the shutter panel. To adjust the shutter louvers, you have to adjust the tilt rod itself. An additional option is a rear mount tilt rod. In this case, the tilt rod is mounted on the back of the shutters. This means it’s hidden from eyesight when the shutters are closed. And you can move the shutters by moving a louver and the entire panel of shutters shift as well. The tilt rod can be spotted on the side when the shutter louvers are tilted open. This tilt rod option might result in the shutters looking like oversized blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials What the shutter is composed of is the main factor in the energy savings you can expect and the colors available. Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions brings you two exceptional plantation shutter brands in Boise to consider: Polywood® shutters: built from a patented wood synthetic that won’t split, insulates 70% better than the comparable wood shutter, customizable with 3 premium white paints that won’t 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 paint colors and 28 stains. Play this video to learn which plantation shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can install plantation shutters diy style. But we discourage diving into this home improvement project before contacting an expert. Hiring the right shutter company to install your new shutters is key to operational and elegant window treatments. View this recorded design tip on ordering plantation shutters in Boise, ID. Purchase Your Plantation Shutters In Boise Today Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in Boise? We’ll come to your house and show you all the shutter options available. Our experts measure the width and length of your window so that the shutters fit it beautifully and function smoothly. And we’ll install them for you - wherever you are in the Boise area. Call 208-609-9129 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!