5 Decisions To Make When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Salt Lake City12/22/2015Matt Thelander Purchasing plantation shutters for your Salt Lake City house is an important investment. Your shutters should provide value in energy savings, beauty, and functionality. But before you launch your search, there are a handful of things to keep in mind about window shutters. Read about these 5 decisions you’ll have to make when ordering plantation shutters in Salt Lake City, Utah. Plantation Shutters Louver Size Louvers are the horizontal parts of a shutter panel that cover the window and tilt to bring in the desired amount of view and light. Plantation shutters come in three primary louver sizes to choose from. The widest louver is 4.5”. It’s our best selling louver size in the Salt Lake City area because it brings in the most sunlight and scenery - and it’s easy to keep clean. Louvers at 3.5” and 2.5” of width lead to 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 purchasing window shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are mounted on a window thanks to a frame. The shutter frame borders the shutter panel and adds another layer of personalization. Some frames look and fit better with the style of window in the room. Preview some of the frame styles that can be yours. Reach out to a shutter professional about the frame styles provided in your area - and whether an outside mount or an inside mount is best for your window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod A shutter tilt rod is the vertical component that allows you to move the shutters all at once. One of your options is a front mount tilt bar for the shutters. This popular tilt rod is placed on the front of the plantation shutter panel. To move the shutter louvers, just move the tilt rod. An additional option is a rear mount tilt rod. This is where the tilt rod is mounted on the back side of the shutter panel. The tilt rod is hidden from view when you close the shutters. And you can adjust the shutters by simply tilting a single louver and the rest will follow. The tilt rod can be seen on the side when the shutter louvers are tilted open. This might make the shutter louvers seem like large blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials The materials the shutter is made of determines the energy savings you receive and the color options available. Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City offers these quality plantation shutter products in Salt Lake City for you to choose from: Polywood® shutters: built from a patented wood synthetic that won’t warp, insulates 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, comes in 3 premium white paints that never fade and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: built from 100% Teak, is a better insulator than most window treatments, comes in 28 stains and 11 paint colors. See this video to learn which interior shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can mount plantation shutters diy style. But we don’t recommend starting this home improvement project before consulting a specialist. Deciding on the best shutter company to install your new shutters is essential to elegant and operational window treatments. See this video for tips on purchasing plantation shutters in Salt Lake City, Utah. Buy Your Plantation Shutters In Salt Lake City Today Want to know how to order plantations shutters in Salt Lake City? We’ll go to your house and explain all your window shutter options. Our experts note the height and width of your window to make sure the shutters fit it beautifully and open and close smoothly. And we’ll install them for you - no matter where you live in the Salt Lake City area. Call 801-515-3598 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!