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5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Boise

December 22, 2015

Ordering plantation shutters for your Boise home is a major investment. Shutters offer value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you launch your search, 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 come in three main louver sizes to choose from. The widest louver is 4.5”. It’s our best selling louver size in the Boise 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 on the window. These plantation shutters have a smaller viewing area and may take longer to clean. 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 that borders the panel adds another custom option. Some frames look better with the kind of window in the room. Here is a sample of frame styles offered.

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

Reach out to your shutter professional about the frame styles available in your area - and whether mounting the frame on the inside or outside is a better fit for your window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

The tilt rod is the perpendicular component that lets 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 plantation shutter panel. To adjust the shutter louvers, simply adjust the tilt rod. 

Tips For Buying Plantation Shutters In Boise, ID 
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 you close the shutters. And you can move the shutters by moving a louver and the entire panel of shutters shift as well. Keep in mind that the tilt rod can be seen on the side when you have the louvers open. This tilt rod option can often make shutters look like oversized blinds.

Plantation Shutters Materials

What the shutter is composed of impacts the energy savings you can expect and the color options available. Sunburst Shutters Boise brings you these exceptional plantation shutter lines in Boise to consider:

  • Polywood® shutters: built from a patented wood synthetic that won’t crack, 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, insulates better than most window treatments, comes in 28 stains and 11 paint colors.
See this video to find out which 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 purchasing plantation shutters in Boise, ID.

Buy Your Plantation Shutters In Boise Today

Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in Boise? We’ll drive out to your house and show you all the shutter options available. Our specialists note the width and length of your window to ensure the shutters match it perfectly and operate smoothly. And we’ll install them for you - no matter where you live in the Boise area. Call 208-609-9129 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!