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How to Choose Plantation Shutters for Sun and Heat

Plantation shutters are one of the top window treatments for managing sun and heat. We recommend them for rooms that are hard to keep cool in the summer, such as south-facing rooms and sunrooms.

With so many possibilities out there, selecting the right shutters can seem overwhelming. With Louver Shop of Louisville, you’ll enjoy personalized attention during your free, in-home consultation. Your local design pro will go over all your options as you review samples of our American-produced shutters—all from the comfort of your living room.

Here are a few tips that will help you choose the best shutters for sunny or hot rooms.


Getting your plantation shutter material right is important in hot or humid rooms. In this instance, we suggest faux wood plantation shutters. The highest quality ones, such as ones from Louver Shop of Louisville, are manufactured from solid polymer that resists warping, yellowing and other common issues. Our interior plantation shutters are manufactured from LouverWood®, an exclusive polymer that looks like wood but provides outstanding performance.


Cheap plantation shutters may seem like a bargain initially. But they can droop and become discolored over time when exposed to strong sun and heat. Louver Shop of Louisville plantation shutters include a limited lifetime guarantee against these common issues and more. With heavy-duty staples and our patented Duraglide™ Tensioning System, you won’t have to be concerned with louvers needing to be tightened or adjusted.

Energy Efficiency

The typical American household spends more than $2,000 each year on energy costs, according to ENERGY STAR®. And more than half of those costs go to heating and cooling your house. Your windows are your house’s top source of energy loss, so keep cooling indoors with energy-efficient window treatments.

Our LouverWood plantation shutters are made from an advanced synthetic with powerful insulating capabilities. The outcome is energy efficiency that’s up to three times higher than wood plantation shutters, keeping you more comfortable and possibly lowering your energy costs.

Blackout Capability

For the most comfort and lower energy costs, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends keeping south-facing window treatments shut on hot summer days. When compared to other window treatments such as blinds or shades, plantation shutters provide the greatest degree of light control. That’s because they’re permanently installed within the window frame.

However, windows can vary slightly in size. That means off-the-shelf plantation shutters might not be a very good fit and allow light to seep through. Our Louver Shop of Louisville window plantation shutters are custom made to ensure a good fit. The process starts with free professional measurements during your in-home consultation and wraps up with professional installation.


Your house is an extension of your personality. So why accept ready-made window treatments? From size to frame style to color, Louver Shop of Louisville plantation shutters are made just for your windows. While white plantation shutters are a desirable choice, our LouverWood® shutters also come in a range of custom pastels. Because we manufacture our shutters here in the United States, you’ll get them much sooner, often in just a few weeks.

Ready to begin designing your custom shutters? Contact us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your free consultation today. Our design consultants live in your community, so they get the weather challenges you’re up against. During your consultation, you’ll be able to look at product samples and receive expert design advice, all at no cost or pressure.

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