5 Decisions To Consider When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Dallas12/22/2015Collins Jones Ordering plantation shutters for your Dallas home is an important investment. Your shutters should provide value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you launch your search, there are key elements to keep in mind about window shutters. Here are 5 decisions to think about when ordering plantation shutters in Dallas, TX. 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 pick from. 4.5” is the widest of louver sizes. It’s the preferred louver size in the Dallas area because it lets in the most view and light - and it’s easy to keep clean. Louvers at 3.5” and 2.5” of width lead to more louvers across the window. These shutters end up with a smaller viewing area and may take longer to clean. Don’t forget about louver sizes when purchasing window shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are mounted on a window with a frame. The shutter frame borders the shutter panel and adds another way to personalize the window treatment. Some frames look and fit better depending on the style of window in the room. Preview some of the frame styles offered. Contact your shutter professional about the styles of frames provided in your area - and whether an outside mount or an inside mount is a better style for the window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod A tilt rod is the upright part that makes it possible to tilt the louvers as one. One option is mounting the tilt bar on the front. This popular tilt rod is visible on the front of the plantation shutter panel. To move the shutter louvers, you have to adjust the tilt rod itself. An additional option is a rear mount tilt rod. In this case, the tilt rod is placed on the back side of the shutter panel. It’s hidden from eyesight when you close the shutters. And you can adjust 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 result in the shutters looking like oversized blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials What the shutter is composed of is the main factor in the energy savings you receive and the color options available. Sunburst Shutters Dallas brings you two premium plantation shutter lines in Dallas to pick from: Polywood® shutters: made from a patented wood synthetic that won’t crack, insulates 70% better than the similar wood shutter, available in 3 premium white paints that won’t yellow and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: fashioned from 100% Teak, is a better insulator than most window treatments, customizable with 11 paint colors and 28 stains. View this video to learn which plantation shutters are highest rated for energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can mount plantation shutters yourself. But we discourage diving into this home improvement project before consulting a specialist. Finding the suitable shutter company to mount your new shutters is vital to beautiful and functional window treatments. Play this clip for tips on purchasing plantation shutters in Dallas, TX. Buy Your Plantation Shutters In Dallas Today Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in Dallas? We’ll go to your residence and explain all the options to customize your window shutters. Our professionals measure every inch of your window to make sure the shutters fit it beautifully and open and close smoothly. And we’ll set them up for you - wherever you are in the Dallas area. Call 214-301-5066 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!