5 Decisions To Think About When Ordering Plantation Shutters In Cincinnati12/22/2015Lisa Renee Nieberding Ordering plantation shutters for your Cincinnati house is an important investment. Your shutters should provide value in functionality, energy savings, and beauty. But before you begin calling up shutter stores, there are key elements to think about when it comes to window shutters. Here are 5 decisions you’ll have to make when ordering plantation shutters in Cincinnati, OH. 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 come in three primary louver sizes to choose from. 4.5” is the widest of louver sizes. It’s the preferred louver size in the Cincinnati area because it provides the most view and light - and it’s easy to keep clean. Louvers at 3.5” and 2.5” of width lead to more louvers on the window. These plantation shutters have a smaller viewing area and may take longer to clean. Louver sizes are a key consideration when purchasing shutters. Plantation Shutters Frame Style Plantation shutters are placed on a window using a frame. The shutter frame that borders the panel adds another way to personalize the window treatment. Some frames are a better fit based on the style of window in the room. Take a look at the selection of frame styles that can be yours. Contact your shutter professional about the frame styles provided in your area - and whether an inside or outside mount is a better fit for this window. Plantation Shutters Tilt Rod A shutter tilt rod is the upright part that allows you to tilt the louvers as one. One option is mounting the tilt bar on the front. This classic tilt rod is visible on the front of the panel. To tilt the shutters, just move the tilt rod. Another option is a rear mount tilt rod. Here, the tilt rod is located on the back of the shutters. This means it’s hidden from eyesight when louvers are shut. And you can move the shutters by simply tilting a single louver and all the others move as well. The tilt rod is visible on the side when when you have the louvers open. This tilt rod may make shutters look like large blinds. Plantation Shutters Materials The materials the shutter is made of is the main factor in the energy savings you receive and the colors available. Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati offers two premium plantation shutter lines in Cincinnati to pick from: Polywood® shutters: built from a patented wood synthetic that won’t split, insulates 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, available in 3 premium white paints that won’t lose their color and a custom color-matching program. Ovation® wood shutters: built from 100% Teak, insulates better than most window treatments, available in 11 paint colors and 28 stains. View this clip to find out which shutters are highest rated for energy efficiency. Plantation Shutters Installation You can set up plantation shutters on your own. But we discourage tackling this home improvement project before consulting a professional. Hiring the best shutter company to install your new plantation shutters is essential to operational and elegant window treatments. View this video for tips on buying plantation shutters in Cincinnati, OH. Buy Your Plantation Shutters In Cincinnati Today Curious as to how to order plantations shutters in Cincinnati? We’ll go to your home and walk you through all the shutter options available. Our specialists measure every inch of your window so that the shutters complement it beautifully and function smoothly. And we’ll mount them for you - no matter where you live in the Cincinnati area. Call 513-216-9740 today or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!