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5 Decisions To Make When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Boston

December 22, 2015

Buying plantation shutters for your Boston home is a major investment. You’ll want to look for value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you begin calling up shutter stores, there are some things to think about when it comes to window shutters. Check out these 5 decisions to make when ordering plantation shutters in Boston, MA.

Plantation Shutters Louver Size

Louvers are the shutters’ horizontal elements that tilt to let as much or as little of the light and view in. Plantation shutters come in three different louver sizes to choose from. 4.5” is the widest of louver sizes. It’s the preferred louver size in the Boston area because it brings in the most light and view - and it’s easy to keep clean.

With smaller 2.5” and 3.5” louvers, there are more louvers on the window. These shutters end up with a smaller viewing area and might be a bit trickier to clean. Keep these in mind when ordering shutters.


Plantation Shutters Frame Style

Plantation shutters are mounted on a window with a frame. The shutter frame borders the shutter panel and adds another way to personalize the window treatment. Some frames are a better fit based on the style of window you have. Take a look at the selection of frame styles that can be yours.

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

Ask your shutter professional about the frame styles provided in Boston - and if an outside mount or an inside mount is best for the window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

A tilt rod is the perpendicular element that lets you to adjust the louvers in unison. One of your options is a front mount tilt bar. This traditional tilt rod can be seen on the front of the panel. To move the shutter louvers, simply adjust the tilt rod. 

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Other options include a rear mount tilt rod. Here, the tilt rod is located on the back side of the shutter panel. It’s hidden from eyesight when you close the shutters. And you can control the shutters by moving a single louver and the entire panel of shutters shift as well. Keep in mind that the tilt rod can be seen on the side when you have the louvers open. This type of tilt rod can often make shutters look like bigger blinds.

Plantation Shutters Materials

The materials the shutter is made of impacts the energy savings you get and the color options available. Sunburst Shutters Boston presents you with two quality plantation shutter lines in Boston to consider:

  • Polywood® shutters: built from a patented wood synthetic that won’t warp, insulates 70% better than the comparable 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, customizable with 11 paints and 28 stains.
View this recorded design tip to discover which shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency.

Plantation Shutters Installation

You can mount plantation shutters diy style. But we discourage tackling this home improvement project before consulting a professional.
Deciding on the best shutter company to install your new interior shutters is vital to functionals and beautiful window treatments. Play this video for tips on purchasing plantation shutters in Boston, MA.

Purchase Your Plantation Shutters In Boston Today

Wondering how to order plantations shutters in Boston? We’ll drive out to your residence and show you all the options to customize your window shutters. Our experts note the height and width of your window to ensure the shutters complement it wonderfully and function without a hitch. And we’ll set them up for you - wherever you are in the Boston area. Call 781-352-2205 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!