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5 Decisions To Consider When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Las Vegas

December 22, 2015

Ordering plantation shutters for your Las Vegas house is an important investment. Shutters offer value in beauty, functionality, and energy savings. But before you begin calling up shutter stores, there are key elements to keep in mind about window shutters. Read about these 5 decisions to think about when ordering plantation shutters in Las Vegas, NV.

Plantation Shutters Louver Size

Louvers are the horizontal parts of a shutter panel that tilt to let as much or as little of the light and view in. Plantation shutters are custom made with three primary louver sizes. 4.5” is the widest of louver sizes. This louver size is a favorite in the Las Vegas area because it brings in the most view and light - and it’s the easiest to clean.

Louvers at 3.5” and 2.5” of width lead to more louvers in a shutter panel. These shutters end up with a smaller viewing area and are more of a hassle to dust. Louver sizes are a key consideration when purchasing 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 custom option. Some frames look and fit better with the type of window you have. Here is a sample of frame styles available.

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

Ask a shutter professional about the styles of frames available in your area - and find out if an inside or outside mount is best for your window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

The tilt rod is the perpendicular part that allows you to control the louvers in unison. One option is mounting the tilt bar on the front. This classic tilt rod is placed on the front of the panel. To move the louvers, just move the tilt rod. 

Tips For Buying Plantation Shutters In Las Vegas, NV 
Other options include a rear mount tilt rod. This is where the tilt rod is placed on the shutter panel facing the window. The tilt rod is hidden when you close the shutters. And you can adjust the shutters by moving a louver and the rest will follow. Yes, the tilt rod can be spotted on the side when you have the louvers open. This tilt rod might result in the shutters looking like bigger blinds.

Plantation Shutters Materials

What the shutter is composed of determines the energy savings you get and the color options available. Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas offers the following exceptional plantation shutter products in Las Vegas to pick from:

  • Polywood® shutters: constructed from a patented wood synthetic that won’t split, insulates 70% better than the similar wood shutter, customizable with 3 premium white paints that won’t yellow and a custom color-matching program.
  • Ovation® wood shutters: crafted from 100% Teak, is a better insulator than most window treatments, comes in 11 paints and 28 stains.
See this clip to find out which interior shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency.

Plantation Shutters Installation

You can install plantation shutters on your own. But we don’t recommend diving into this home improvement project before consulting a specialist.
Deciding on the best shutter company to install your new interior shutters is key to elegant and operational window treatments. Play this recorded design tip on buying plantation shutters in Las Vegas, NV.

Order Your Plantation Shutters In Las Vegas Today

Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in Las Vegas? We’ll drive out to your house and walk you through all the shutter options available. Our specialists take measurements of the height and width of your window to ensure the shutters fit it wonderfully and open and close flawlessly. And we’ll mount them for you - wherever you are in the Las Vegas area. Call 702-850-6619 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!