5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Colorado Springs12/22/2015Gary Harding Buying plantation shutters for your Colorado Springs residence is a substantial investment. You’ll want to look for value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you start shopping, there are a handful of things to think about when it comes to window shutters. Here are 5 decisions to think about when ordering plantation shutters in Colorado Springs, CO. Plantation Shutters Louver Size Louvers are the shutters’ horizontal elements that cover the window and tilt to bring in the desired amount of view and light. Plantation shutters come in three different louver sizes to choose from. The widest louver is 4.5”. It’s our best selling louver size in the Colorado Springs area because it provides the most scenery and sunlight - and it’s a breeze to dust. The smaller 3.5” and 2.5” louver sizes mean more louvers in a shutter panel. Plantation shutters with smaller louver sizes result in a smaller viewing area and might be a bit trickier to clean. Don’t forget about louver sizes when buying shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are fixed on a window using a frame. The shutter frame surrounds the panel, adding another custom option. Some frames look and fit better based on the kind of window you have. Take a look at the selection of frame styles offered. Ask your shutter professional about the styles of frames available in Colorado Springs - and find out if an outside mount or an inside mount is a better fit for the window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod The tilt rod is the vertical part that makes it possible to adjust the shutter louvers as one. 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 panel. To adjust the louvers, just move the tilt rod. Another option is a rear mount tilt rod. Here, the tilt rod is installed on the back side of the shutter panel. This means it’s hidden from eyesight when louvers are shut. And you can adjust the shutters by moving a louver and the rest will follow. Yes, the tilt rod is visible on the side when the shutters are open. This tilt rod option may result in the shutters looking like bigger blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials What the shutter is composed of is the main factor in the energy savings you can expect and the color options available. Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs offers the following quality plantation shutter lines in Colorado Springs for you to choose from: Polywood® shutters: crafted from a patented wood synthetic that won’t split, 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: built from 100% Teak, has better insulating qualities than most window treatments, customizable with 11 paints and 28 stains. Watch this recorded design tip to find out which interior shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can set up plantation shutters yourself. But we don’t recommend starting this home improvement project without talking to a specialist. Deciding on the suitable shutter company to install your new plantation shutters is vital to functionals and beautiful window treatments. Watch this video for tips on ordering plantation shutters in Colorado Springs, CO. Purchase Your Plantation Shutters In Colorado Springs Today Wondering how to order plantations shutters in Colorado Springs? We’ll go to your house and present you with all the shutter options available. Our experts take measurements of the width and length of your window to make sure the shutters complement it beautifully and operate without a hitch. And we’ll install them for you - wherever you are in the Colorado Springs area. Call 303-625-6431 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!