5 Decisions To Consider When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Hartford12/22/2015Holly Perron Buying plantation shutters for your Hartford residence is a major investment. Your shutters should provide value in energy savings, beauty, and functionality. 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 Hartford, CT. 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 primary louver sizes to pick from. 4.5” is the widest of louver sizes. This louver size is a favorite in the Hartford area because it lets in the most view and light - and it’s easy to keep clean. With smaller 2.5” and 3.5” louvers, there are more louvers in a shutter panel. These plantation shutters have a smaller viewing area and may take longer to clean. Louver sizes are a key consideration when purchasing window shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are fixed on a window using a frame. The shutter frame surrounds the panel, adding another layer of personalization. Some frames look and fit better depending on the type of window in the room. Here is a sample of frame styles that can be yours. Contact a shutter professional about the styles of frames offered in Hartford - and whether an inside or outside mount is a better fit for this window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod A tilt rod is the vertical component that lets you to move the shutter louvers as one. One of your options is a front mount tilt bar. This popular tilt rod is visible on the front of the panel. To adjust the louvers, simply adjust the tilt rod. Another option is a rear mount tilt rod. This is where the tilt rod is located on the back side of the shutter panel. It’s hidden when you close the shutters. And you can tilt the shutters by adjusting a louver and all the others move as well. The tilt rod can be seen on the side when the shutter louvers are tilted open. This tilt rod option may make shutters look like bigger blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials What the shutter is composed of determines the energy savings you receive and the color options available. Sunburst Shutters Hartford presents you with these premium plantation shutter brands in Hartford to pick from: Polywood® shutters: constructed 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 yellow and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: fashioned from 100% Teak, is a better insulator than most window treatments, customizable with 28 stains and 11 paint colors. Play this clip to find out which interior shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can set up plantation shutters yourself. But we discourage starting this home improvement project before talking to an expert. Deciding on the best shutter company to install your new interior shutters is essential to operational and elegant window treatments. Watch this recorded design tip on purchasing plantation shutters in Hartford, CT. Purchase Your Plantation Shutters In Hartford TodayWondering how to order plantations shutters in Hartford? We’ll come to your house and explain all the options to customize your window shutters. Our professionals measure every inch of your window to ensure the shutters complement it perfectly and operate flawlessly. And we’ll install them for you - no matter where you live in the Hartford area. Call 860-266-5459 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!