Decisions to make while looking for plantation shutters
So you’ve decided to get some plantation shutters, great! Plantation shutters are a great investment for any home. There are a few important decisions to make when selecting shutters. Kirtz shutters is here to help walk you through some important decisions you need to make before you make a decision about your plantation shutters.
Rails: Plantation shutters aren’t all made the same. There are a few main kinds you can pick from. Full Shutter open as one panel and cover the whole of the window. Cafe Shutters only cover half the window and provide a clear view outside at the eye level while providing shade for anything underneath it, like a sofa. Double Hung shutters can be opened at the top and bottom, providing the benefits of a cafe shutter with the ones of a panel shutter. Divider Rails allow you to operate the top louvers and bottom louvers independently of each other. You can also customize exactly where you want those dividers to be.
Mounting Options: Shutters can be mounted outside or inside a window. To see which one you need, check to see if your window has decorative molding. If it does, we recommend mounting your shutter on the inside of your windows. If you don’t, mounting on the outside is recommended.
Louver Size: The larger your louver size, the clearer you’ll be able to see outside when they’re open. Smaller louvers can give a more proportional look to smaller windows.
Tilt Options: Do you want the tilt bar to be visible or hidden? This doesn’t change the function of the shutter, it’s all about aesthetic. Pick the option that matches your home.
If you need plantation shutters and want them done right, give Kirtz shutters a call today at 800-416-6455!