5 Decisions To Consider When Ordering Plantation Shutters In New Brunswick12/22/2015Mike Horn Ordering plantation shutters for your New Brunswick house is a substantial investment. You’ll want to look for value in energy savings, beauty, and functionality. But before you begin calling up shutter stores, there are some things 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 different louver sizes. 4.5” is the widest of louver sizes. This louver size is a favorite in the New Brunswick area because it provides the most view and light - and it’s easy to keep clean. The smaller 3.5” and 2.5” louver sizes mean 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 mounted 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 that can be yours. Reach out to a shutter expert about the frame styles provided in your town - and if an inside or outside mount is a better style for your window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod The tilt rod is the upright component that makes it possible to tilt the louvers all at once. One of your choices is a front mount tilt bar for the shutters. This traditional tilt rod is visible on the front of the plantation shutter panel. To tilt the shutters, you have to adjust the tilt rod itself. Another option is a rear mount tilt rod. Here, the tilt rod is located on the back side of the shutter panel. This means it’s hidden from view when louvers are shut. And you can control the shutters by simply tilting a single louver and all the others move as well. Yes, the tilt rod can be seen on the side when the shutter louvers are tilted open. This tilt rod might 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 color options 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 split, insulates 70% better than the equivalent 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. Play this video to find out which plantation shutters are highest rated for energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can install plantation shutters on your own. But we recommend against tackling this home improvement project without talking to a specialist. Finding the right shutter company to set up your new shutters is key to operational and elegant window treatments. View this video for tips on purchasing 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 come to your home and present you with all the shutter options available. Our experts take measurements of the height and width of your window so that the shutters match it perfectly 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!