5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Minneapolis12/22/2015George Christ Purchasing plantation shutters for your Minneapolis home is an important investment. You’ll want to look for value in functionality, energy savings, and beauty. But before you launch your search, there are some things to keep in mind about window shutters. Here are 5 decisions to think about when ordering plantation shutters in Minneapolis, MN. Plantation Shutters Louver Size Louvers are the horizontal components of a shutter that can be adjusted for the right amount of light and view. Plantation shutters are custom made with three main louver sizes to pick from. The 4.5” is the widest louver. It’s the preferred louver size in the Minneapolis area because it provides the most sunlight and scenery - and it’s easy to keep clean. With smaller 2.5” and 3.5” louvers, there are more louvers in a shutter panel. Plantation shutters with smaller louver sizes result in a smaller viewing area and might be a bit trickier to clean. Don’t forget about louver sizes when ordering indoor shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are fixed on a window with a frame. The shutter frame that borders the panel adds another layer of personalization. Some frames look better based on the style of window in your home. Preview some of the frame styles available. Contact a shutter professional about which frame style are provided in your town - and find out if an outside mount or an inside mount is a better fit for the window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod The tilt rod is the upright element that makes it possible to move the louvers all at once. One option is a front mount tilt bar for the shutters. This classic tilt rod is visible on the front of the shutter panel. To move the louvers, you have to adjust the tilt rod itself. Other options include a rear mount tilt rod. Here, the tilt rod is installed on the shutter panel facing the window. It’s hidden from sight when louvers are shut. And you can tilt the shutters by simply tilting a louver and the rest will follow. The tilt rod is visible on the side when the shutters are open. This tilt rod option might result in the shutters looking like large blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials The shutter material impacts the energy savings you can expect and the paints and stains available. Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis offers the following exceptional plantation shutter products in Minneapolis to consider: Polywood® shutters: made from a patented wood synthetic that won’t crack, insulates 70% better than the similar wood shutter, available in 3 premium white paints that won’t fade and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: crafted from 100% Teak, insulates better than most window treatments, available in 11 paint colors and 28 stains. View this clip to learn which shutters are built for maximum energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can set up plantation shutters on your own. But we discourage diving into this home improvement project before talking to a specialist. Deciding on the suitable shutter company to mount your new interior shutters is vital to functionals and beautiful window treatments. Play this recorded design tip on ordering plantation shutters in Minneapolis, MN. Order Your Plantation Shutters In Minneapolis TodayWant to know how to order plantations shutters in Minneapolis? We’ll come to your residence and walk you through all the options to customize your window shutters. Our specialists note the width and length of your window so that the shutters complement it perfectly and function smoothly. And we’ll install them for you - wherever you are in the Minneapolis area. Call 952-856-8130 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!