5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In San Antonio12/22/2015Antonio Meza Ordering plantation shutters for your San Antonio residence is an important investment. You’ll want to look for value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you start shopping, there are key elements to think about when it comes to window shutters. Check out these 5 decisions to make when ordering plantation shutters in San Antonio, TX. Plantation Shutters Louver Size Louvers are the horizontal components of a shutter that tilt to let as much or as little of the light and view in. Plantation shutters come in three primary louver sizes to choose from. 4.5” is the widest of louver sizes. It’s the preferred louver size in the San Antonio area because it provides 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 shutters end up with a smaller viewing area and are more of a hassle to dust. Louver sizes are a key consideration when ordering window shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are mounted on a window with a frame. The shutter frame surrounds the panel, adding another custom option. Some frames are a better fit depending on the kind of window in your home. Take a look at the selection of frame styles offered. Contact your shutter professional about which frame style are available in your town - and if an inside or outside mount is a better fit for this window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod The tilt rod is the upright element that lets you to adjust the shutter louvers all at once. One option 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 louvers, simply adjust the tilt rod. Another option is a rear mount tilt rod. Here, the tilt rod is installed on the back of the shutters. This means it’s hidden when you close the shutters. And you can move the shutters by simply tilting a single louver and the entire panel of shutters shift as well. The tilt rod can be seen on the side when the shutters are open. This tilt rod option can often make the shutter louvers seem like oversized blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials The materials the shutter is made of has a great effect on the energy savings you receive and the paints and stains available. Sunburst Shutters San Antonio brings you the following exceptional plantation shutter lines in San Antonio to consider: Polywood® shutters: made from a patented wood synthetic that won’t crack, insulates 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, comes in 3 premium white paints that won’t fade and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: fashioned from 100% Teak, is a better insulator than most window treatments, customizable with 11 paints and 28 stains. See this video to find out which plantation shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can install plantation shutters diy style. But we recommend against starting this home improvement project before consulting a professional. Finding the suitable shutter company to set up your new interior shutters is key to elegant and operational window treatments. Watch this recorded design tip on buying plantation shutters in San Antonio, TX. Order Your Plantation Shutters In San Antonio Today Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in San Antonio? We’ll come to your house and show you all the shutter options available. Our specialists measure every inch of your window so that the shutters match it perfectly and open and close smoothly. And we’ll mount them for you - wherever you are in the San Antonio area. Call 210-876-0377 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!