5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In St. George12/22/2015Kasey Udy Buying plantation shutters for your St. George residence is a major investment. Shutters offer value in energy savings, beauty, and functionality. But before you start shopping, there are key elements to keep in mind about window shutters. Check out these 5 decisions to make when ordering plantation shutters in St. George, UT. Plantation Shutters Louver Size Louvers are the horizontal components of a shutter that cover the window and tilt to bring in the desired amount of view and light. Plantation shutters are custom made with three different louver sizes to pick from. The widest louver is 4.5”. This louver size is a favorite in the St. George area because it provides 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 in a shutter panel. Plantation shutters with smaller louver sizes result in a smaller viewing area and may take longer to clean. Louver sizes are a key consideration when purchasing indoor 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 look better with the kind of window you have. Preview some of the frame styles offered. Ask a shutter expert about the frame styles available in your area - and whether an outside mount or an inside mount is best for this window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod A tilt rod is the vertical component that makes it possible to adjust the shutter louvers in unison. One of your choices is a front mount tilt bar. This popular tilt rod is placed on the front of the shutter panel. To move the shutter louvers, you have to adjust the tilt rod itself. The other option is a rear mount tilt rod. In this case, the tilt rod is placed on the back of the shutters. The tilt rod is hidden from view when you close the shutters. And you can control the shutters by simply tilting a single louver and all the others move as well. Keep in mind that the tilt rod can be seen on the side when when you have the louvers open. This tilt rod can often result in the shutters looking like large blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials The materials the shutter is made of determines the energy savings you get and the colors available. Sunburst Shutters St. George presents you with the following premium plantation shutter products in St. George to consider: Polywood® shutters: crafted 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, insulates better than most window treatments, customizable with 11 paint colors and 28 stains. Watch this video to learn which plantation shutters are the most energy efficient. Plantation Shutters Installation You can set up plantation shutters on your own. But we don’t recommend beginning this home improvement project before consulting a professional. Deciding on the best shutter company to mount your new plantation shutters is vital to operational and elegant window treatments. View this clip for tips on buying plantation shutters in St. George, UT. Order Your Plantation Shutters In St. George Today Wondering how to order plantations shutters in St. George? We’ll go to your home and walk you through all your window shutter options. Our specialists measure the width and length of your window to make sure the shutters complement it wonderfully and open and close flawlessly. And we’ll set them up for you - wherever you are in the St. George area. Call 435-485-9332 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!