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5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Washington DC

December 22, 2015

Ordering plantation shutters for your Washington DC home is an important investment. You’ll want to look for value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you start shopping, there are a handful of things to consider about window shutters. Read about these 5 decisions you’ll have to make when ordering plantation shutters in Washington DC.

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 are available in three main louver sizes to choose from. The widest louver is 4.5”. It’s our best selling louver size in the Washington DC area because it provides the most sunlight and scenery - and it’s a breeze to dust.

With smaller 2.5” and 3.5” louvers, there are more louvers across the window. These shutters end up with a smaller viewing area and might be a bit trickier to clean. Louver sizes are a key consideration when purchasing window shutters.


Plantation Shutters Frame Style

Plantation shutters are fixed on a window with a frame. The shutter frame that borders the panel adds another custom option. Some frames are a better fit based on the style of window in your home. Here is a sample of frame styles available.

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

Ask a shutter professional about which frame style are available in your area - and find out if an inside or outside mount is a better fit for the window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

A shutter tilt rod is the vertical element that makes it possible to control the shutters in unison. One of your choices is mounting the tilt bar on the front. This popular tilt rod is visible on the front of the shutter panel. To move the shutter louvers, simply adjust the tilt rod. 

How To Buy Plantation Shutters In Washington DC 
Another option is a rear mount tilt rod. This is where the tilt rod is installed on the shutter panel facing the window. This means it’s hidden from view when louvers are shut. And you can tilt the shutters by moving a single 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 may result in the shutters looking like large blinds.

Plantation Shutters Materials

The shutter material impacts the energy savings you receive and the colors available. Sunburst Shutters DC presents you with the following premium plantation shutter lines in Washington DC to pick from:

  • Polywood® shutters: made from a patented wood synthetic that won’t warp, insulates 70% better than the comparable wood shutter, customizable with 3 premium white paints that won’t lose their color and a custom color-matching program.
  • Ovation® wood shutters: built from 100% Teak, has better insulating qualities than most window treatments, customizable with 11 paint colors and 28 stains.
Play this video to learn which interior shutters are the most energy efficient.

Plantation Shutters Installation

You can mount plantation shutters diy style. But we don’t recommend beginning this home improvement project without consulting a professional.
Deciding on the best shutter company to install your new interior shutters is key to elegant and operational window treatments. Watch this clip for tips on buying plantation shutters in Washington DC.

Buy Your Plantation Shutters In Washington DC Today

Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in Washington DC? We’ll drive out to your house and show you all the shutter options available. Our professionals take measurements of every inch of your window to ensure the shutters fit it wonderfully and function flawlessly. And we’ll install them for you - anywhere in the Washington DC area. Call 240-339-2588 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!