5 Decisions To Consider When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Cleveland12/22/2015Nate Gromen Buying plantation shutters for your Cleveland residence is a major investment. Shutters offer value in functionality, energy savings, and beauty. But before you launch your search, there are a handful of things to consider about window shutters. Read about these 5 decisions to make when ordering plantation shutters in Cleveland, Ohio. Plantation Shutters Louver Size Louvers are the horizontal parts of a shutter panel that can be adjusted for the right amount of light and view. Plantation shutters are custom made with three different louver sizes to choose from. The widest louver is 4.5”. This louver size is a favorite in the Cleveland area because it lets in the most light and view - and it’s easy to keep clean. The smaller 3.5” and 2.5” louver sizes mean more louvers across the window. These shutters end up with 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 using a frame. The shutter frame that borders the panel adds another custom option. Some frames look better depending on the type of window you have. Here is a sample of frame styles available. Ask a shutter professional about the frame styles available in your town - and if mounting the frame on the inside or outside is best for the window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod A tilt rod is the upright element that lets you to move the shutters all at once. One of your choices is a front mount tilt bar for the shutters. This popular tilt rod is placed on the front of the plantation shutter panel. To tilt the shutters, you have to adjust the tilt rod itself. The other option is a rear mount tilt rod. This is where the tilt rod is mounted on the back side of the shutter panel. It’s hidden from eyesight when the shutters are closed. And you can move the shutters by adjusting a louver and the rest will follow. Keep in mind that the tilt rod can be seen on the side when the shutters are open. This tilt rod might result in the shutters looking like large blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials What the shutter is composed of has a great effect on the energy savings you can expect and the color options available. Sunburst Shutters Cleveland offers the following premium plantation shutter brands in Cleveland for you to choose from: Polywood® shutters: made from a patented wood synthetic that won’t warp, insulates 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, customizable with 3 premium white paints that won’t fade and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: crafted from 100% Teak, insulates better than most window treatments, comes in 11 paints and 28 stains. View this video to discover which plantation shutters are the most energy efficient. Plantation Shutters Installation You can mount plantation shutters yourself. But we don’t recommend tackling this home improvement project without contacting a professional. Deciding on the suitable shutter company to set up your new plantation shutters is essential to elegant and operational window treatments. Play this clip for tips on purchasing plantation shutters in Cleveland, Ohio. Order Your Plantation Shutters In Cleveland Today Wondering how to order plantations shutters in Cleveland? We’ll go to your house and present you with all the options to customize your window shutters. Our specialists take measurements of every inch of your window to make sure the shutters complement it beautifully and operate flawlessly. And we’ll install them for you - anywhere in the Cleveland area. Call 440-561-6787 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!