5 Decisions To Make When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Jacksonville12/22/2015Kevin McCormack Buying plantation shutters for your Jacksonville home is a major investment. Shutters offer value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you begin calling up shutter stores, there are a handful of things to consider about window shutters. Here are 5 decisions to make when ordering plantation shutters in Jacksonville, FL. 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 different louver sizes to choose from. The 4.5” is the widest louver. It’s the preferred louver size in the Jacksonville area because it provides the most sunlight and scenery - and it’s the easiest to clean. The smaller 3.5” and 2.5” louver sizes mean more louvers across 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 placed on a window using a frame. The shutter frame that borders the panel adds another way to personalize the window treatment. Some frames are a better fit depending on the style of window in your home. Here is a sample of frame styles offered. Contact your shutter professional about which frame style are offered in your area - and whether an outside mount or an inside mount is a better fit for the window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod A tilt rod is the vertical component that makes it possible to move the louvers all at once. One of your choices is a front mount tilt bar. This classic tilt rod can be seen on the front of the panel. To tilt the shutter louvers, you have to adjust the tilt rod itself. An additional option is a rear mount tilt rod. This is where the tilt rod is placed on the shutter panel facing the window. The tilt rod is hidden from eyesight when the shutters are closed. And you can move the shutters by moving one louver and all the others move as well. Yes, the tilt rod is visible on the side when the shutter louvers are tilted open. This tilt rod can often make shutters look like bigger blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials What the shutter is composed of has a great effect on the energy savings you receive and the color options available. Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville offers these exceptional plantation shutter products in Jacksonville to consider: Polywood® shutters: built from a patented wood synthetic that won’t split, insulates 70% better than the similar wood shutter, customizable with 3 premium white paints that never fade and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: built from 100% Teak, insulates better than most window treatments, customizable with 11 paint colors and 28 stains. View this video to find out which plantation shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can mount plantation shutters on your own. But we discourage beginning this home improvement project before talking to a professional. Deciding on the best shutter company to mount your new plantation shutters is key to functionals and beautiful window treatments. See this clip for tips on buying plantation shutters in Jacksonville, FL. Purchase Your Plantation Shutters In Jacksonville Today Wondering how to order plantations shutters in Jacksonville? We’ll drive out to your home and walk you through all the options to customize your window shutters. Our specialists note the height and width of your window to make sure the shutters match it perfectly and function smoothly. And we’ll mount them for you - anywhere in the Jacksonville area. Call 904-289-1663 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!