5 Decisions To Make When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Hartford
Ordering plantation shutters for your Hartford residence is a major investment. Your shutters should provide value in energy savings, beauty, and functionality. But before you start shopping, there are some things to keep in mind about window shutters. Read about these 5 decisions to think about when ordering plantation shutters in Hartford, CT.
Plantation Shutters Louver Size
Louvers are the horizontal components of a shutter that can be adjusted for the right amount of light and view. Plantation shutters are available in three main louver sizes to choose from. 4.5” is the widest of louver sizes. It’s our best selling louver size in the Hartford area because it brings in the most sunlight and scenery - and it’s a breeze to dust.
Louvers at 3.5” and 2.5” of width lead to more louvers in a shutter panel. These plantation shutters have a smaller viewing area and are more of a hassle to dust. Louver sizes are a key consideration when ordering shutters.
Plantation Shutters Frame Style
Plantation shutters are fixed on a window with a frame. The shutter frame that borders the panel adds another layer of personalization. Some frames look better depending on the style of window in your home. Here is a sample of frame styles available.
Reach out to a shutter expert about the styles of frames available in your town - and if an outside mount or an inside mount is best for the window.
Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod
The tilt rod is the perpendicular element that allows you to control the shutters all at once. One option is a front mount tilt bar. This traditional tilt rod can be seen on the front of the panel. To adjust the shutter louvers, you have to adjust the tilt rod itself.
Plantation Shutters Materials
What the shutter is composed of determines the energy savings you can expect and the paints and stains available. Sunburst Shutters Connecticut presents you with the following exceptional plantation shutter lines in Hartford to pick from:
- Polywood® shutters: built from a patented wood synthetic that won’t split, insulates 70% better than the similar wood shutter, customizable with 3 premium white paints that never fade and a custom color-matching program.
- Ovation® wood shutters: made from 100% Teak, has better insulating qualities than most window treatments, available in 28 stains and 11 paint colors.