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5 Decisions To Make When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Seattle

December 22, 2015

Buying plantation shutters for your Seattle home is an important investment. You’ll want to look for value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you start shopping, there are some things to keep in mind about window shutters. Read about these 5 decisions to make when ordering plantation shutters in Seattle, Washington.

Plantation Shutters Louver Size

Louvers are the shutters’ horizontal elements that can be adjusted for the right amount of light and view. Plantation shutters are custom made with three different louver sizes to choose from. The 4.5” is the widest louver. It’s the preferred louver size in the Seattle area because it lets in the most sunlight and scenery - and it’s a breeze to dust.

The smaller 3.5” and 2.5” louver sizes mean more louvers in a shutter panel. These plantation shutters have a smaller viewing area and may take longer to clean. Keep these in mind when purchasing shutters.


Plantation Shutters Frame Style

Plantation shutters are placed on a window thanks to a frame. The shutter frame that borders the panel adds another way to personalize the window treatment. Some frames look better based on the type of window you have. Here is a sample of frame styles offered.

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

Contact your shutter professional about the styles of frames available in Seattle - and find out if an inside or outside mount is a better fit for the window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

A shutter tilt rod is the vertical component that makes it possible to move the shutters all at once. One of your choices is a front mount tilt bar for the shutters. This classic tilt rod can be seen on the front of the shutter panel. To tilt the shutters, simply adjust the tilt rod. 

Tips For Buying Plantation Shutters In Seattle, Washington 
An additional option is a rear mount tilt rod. In this case, the tilt rod is mounted on the shutter panel facing the window. The tilt rod is hidden from eyesight when louvers are shut. And you can adjust the shutters by moving a single louver and all the others move as well. The tilt rod is visible on the side when the shutters are open. This tilt rod may make shutters look like bigger blinds.

Plantation Shutters Materials

The materials the shutter is made of has a great effect on the energy savings you can expect and the paints and stains available. Sunburst Shutters Washington brings you the following quality plantation shutter products in Seattle 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 fade and a custom color-matching program.
  • Ovation® wood shutters: fashioned from 100% Teak, insulates better than most window treatments, comes in 28 stains and 11 paint colors.
Watch this recorded design tip to discover which plantation shutters are the most energy efficient.

Plantation Shutters Installation

You can mount plantation shutters diy style. But we discourage beginning this home improvement project before contacting a professional.
Deciding on the right shutter company to install your new shutters is vital to beautiful and functional window treatments. Watch this recorded design tip on ordering plantation shutters in Seattle, Washington.

Purchase Your Plantation Shutters In Seattle Today

Wondering how to order plantations shutters in Seattle? We’ll drive out to your house and show you all the shutter options available. Our professionals measure the height and width of your window so that the shutters complement it perfectly and operate flawlessly. And we’ll install them for you - no matter where you live in the Seattle area. Call 360-464-2277 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!