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5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Miami

December 22, 2015

Purchasing plantation shutters for your Miami residence is a major investment. Shutters offer value in functionality, energy savings, and beauty. But before you launch your search, there are some things to keep in mind about window shutters. Here are 5 decisions you’ll have to make when ordering plantation shutters in Miami, FL.

Plantation Shutters Louver Size

Louvers are the shutters’ horizontal elements that can be adjusted for the right amount of light and view. Plantation shutters come in three main louver sizes. 4.5” is the widest of louver sizes. This louver size is a favorite in the Miami area because it provides the most view and light - and it’s a breeze to dust.

The smaller 3.5” and 2.5” louver sizes mean more louvers on the window. Plantation shutters with smaller louver sizes result in a smaller viewing area and might be a bit trickier to clean. Keep these in mind when purchasing window shutters.


Plantation Shutters Frame Style

Plantation shutters are installed on a window with a frame. The shutter frame borders the shutter panel and adds another custom option. Some frames look better based on the type of window you have. Preview some of the frame styles that can be yours.

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

Contact a shutter professional about the frame styles offered in your area - and find out if an outside mount or an inside mount is a better style for the window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

The tilt rod is the upright part that lets you to tilt the louvers as one. One option is mounting the tilt bar on the front. This traditional tilt rod is visible on the front of the shutter panel. To tilt the louvers, simply adjust the tilt rod. 

Tips For Buying Plantation Shutters In Miami, FL 
Another option is a rear mount tilt rod. Here, the tilt rod is located on the back side of the shutter panel. The tilt rod is hidden from view when you close the shutters. And you can tilt the shutters by simply tilting a single louver and the rest will follow. The tilt rod is visible on the side when the shutter louvers are tilted open. This tilt rod option may result in the shutters looking like bigger blinds.

Plantation Shutters Materials

The materials the shutter is made of is the main factor in the energy savings you receive and the colors available. Sunburst Shutters Miami offers the following quality plantation shutter products in Miami for you to choose from:

  • Polywood® shutters: crafted from a patented wood synthetic that won’t warp, insulates 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, comes in 3 premium white paints that never fade and a custom color-matching program.
  • Ovation® wood shutters: crafted from 100% Teak, has better insulating qualities than most window treatments, customizable with 28 stains and 11 paint colors.
Watch this recorded design tip to discover which plantation shutters are highest rated for energy efficiency.

Plantation Shutters Installation

You can install plantation shutters on your own. But we discourage beginning this home improvement project without talking to an expert.
Finding the best shutter company to mount your new plantation shutters is vital to elegant and operational window treatments. See this clip for tips on purchasing plantation shutters in Miami, FL.

Buy Your Plantation Shutters In Miami Today

Want to know how to order plantations shutters in Miami? We’ll go to your home and show you all the options to customize your window shutters. Our specialists measure every inch of your window to make sure the shutters fit it perfectly and operate smoothly. And we’ll mount them for you - no matter where you live in the Miami area. Call 305-520-7515 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!