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How to Choose Plantation Shutters for Sun and Heat

Plantation shutters are one of the best window treatments for controlling sun and heat. We recommend them for rooms that are challenging to keep cool in the summer, like south-facing rooms and sunrooms.

With so many options out there, choosing the right shutters can seem overwhelming. With Louver Shop, you’ll receive personalized attention during your free, in-home consultation. Your local design professional will review all your options as you look over samples of our American-manufactured shutters—all from the comfort of your living room.

Here are a few tips that will help you choose the right shutters for sunny or hot rooms.

Material

Getting your plantation shutter material right is important in hot or humid rooms. In this instance, we recommend faux wood plantation shutters. The highest-quality ones, like ones from Louver Shop, are made from solid polymer that resists warping, yellowing and other common issues. Our interior plantation shutters are made from LouverWood®, an exclusive polymer that looks like wood but provides superior performance.

Durability

Cheap plantation shutters might seem like a bargain at first. But they can sag and become discolored over time when exposed to strong sun and heat. Louver Shop plantation shutters have a limited lifetime guarantee against these common issues and more. With heavy-duty staples and our patented Duraglide™ Tensioning System, you won’t have to worry about louvers needing to be tightened or adjusted.

Energy Efficiency

The average American family spends more than $2,000 each year on utility bills, according to ENERGY STAR®. And more than half of those costs go to heating and cooling your home. Your windows are your home’s main source of energy loss, so keep cooling where it belongs with energy-efficient window treatments.

Our LouverWood plantation shutters are made from a modern synthetic with powerful insulating capabilities. The result is energy efficiency that’s up to three times better than wood plantation shutters, keeping you more comfortable and potentially lowering your energy bills.

Blackout Capability

For the most comfort and lower energy bills, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends keeping south-facing window treatments closed on hot summer days. When compared to other window treatments like blinds or shades, plantation shutters offer the greatest degree of light control. That’s because they’re permanently installed within the window frame.

However, windows can vary slightly in size. That means off-the-shelf or ready-made plantation shutters may not be a very good fit and allow light to leak through. Our Louver Shop window plantation shutters are custom manufactured to ensure a great fit. The process begins with free professional measurements during your in-home consultation and wraps up with professional installation.

Customization

Your home is an extension of your personality. So why settle for off-the-shelf window treatments? From size to frame style to color, Louver Shop plantation shutters are made just for your windows. While white plantation shutters are a popular choice, our LouverWood® shutters are also available in a variety of custom pastels. Because we make our shutters here in the United States, you’ll receive them much sooner, often in just a few weeks.

Ready to start designing your custom shutters? Give us a call at 888-249-5655 to schedule your free consultation today. Our design consultants live in your community, so they understand the weather challenges you’re facing. During your consultation, you’ll be able to see product samples and get expert design advice, all at no cost or obligation.

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