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5 Decisions To Consider When Ordering Plantation Shutters In New Brunswick

December 22, 2015

Ordering plantation shutters for your New Brunswick house is a major investment. You’ll want to look for value in energy savings, beauty, and functionality. But before you begin calling up shutter stores, there are key elements to think about when it comes to window shutters. Check out these 5 decisions to make when ordering plantation shutters in New Brunswick, NJ.

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 available in three main louver sizes. 4.5” is the widest of louver sizes. It’s the preferred louver size in the New Brunswick area because it provides the most view and light - and it’s easy to keep clean.

With smaller 2.5” and 3.5” louvers, there are more louvers across the window. These shutters end up with a smaller viewing area and may take longer to clean. Louver sizes are a key consideration when ordering shutters.


Plantation Shutters Frame Style

Plantation shutters are fixed on a window thanks to a frame. The shutter frame borders the shutter panel and adds another way to personalize the window treatment. Some frames look and fit better depending on the type of window you have. Preview some of the frame styles offered.

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

Reach out to a shutter expert about which frame style are provided in your area - and if an outside mount or an inside mount is a better style for your window.

Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod

The tilt rod is the upright part that makes it possible to move the shutter louvers 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 plantation shutter panel. To tilt the louvers, simply adjust the tilt rod. 

Tips For Buying Plantation Shutters In New Brunswick, NJ 
Another option is a rear mount tilt rod. In this case, the tilt rod is located on the back of the shutters. This means it’s hidden when louvers are shut. And you can control the shutters by moving a single louver and all the others move as well. Yes, the tilt rod can be spotted on the side when you have the louvers open. This tilt rod can often result in the shutters looking like oversized blinds.

Plantation Shutters Materials

What the shutter is composed of determines the energy savings you receive and the colors available. Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick offers the following premium plantation shutter lines in New Brunswick to consider:

  • Polywood® shutters: built from a patented wood synthetic that won’t crack, insulates 70% better than the comparable wood shutter, customizable with 3 premium white paints that won’t yellow and a custom color-matching program.
  • Ovation® wood shutters: built from 100% Teak, is a better insulator than most window treatments, comes in 11 paints and 28 stains.
See this video to learn which shutters are highest rated for energy efficiency.

Plantation Shutters Installation

You can install plantation shutters yourself. But we recommend against tackling this home improvement project without consulting a specialist.
Deciding on the right shutter company to mount your new shutters is key to operational and elegant window treatments. View this video for tips on ordering plantation shutters in New Brunswick, NJ.

Order Your Plantation Shutters In New Brunswick Today

Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in New Brunswick? We’ll drive out to your home and show you all your window shutter options. Our specialists take measurements of the height and width of your window so that the shutters fit it beautifully and function smoothly. And we’ll set them up for you - anywhere in the New Brunswick area. Call 732-301-6168 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!