5 Decisions To Make When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Seattle
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.
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.
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.