5 Decisions To Consider When Ordering Plantation Shutters In New Brunswick
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.
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.
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.