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How to Select 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, like south-facing rooms and sunrooms.

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

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


Getting your plantation shutter material right is essential in hot or humid rooms. In this situation, we recommend faux wood plantation shutters. The highest quality models, such as ones from Louver Shop of Jacksonville, are made 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 superior performance.


Cheap plantation shutters may seem like a bargain initially. But they can droop and become discolored over time when exposed to a lot of sun and heat. Louver Shop of Jacksonville plantation shutters include a limited lifetime guarantee against these common problems 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 average American household spends more than $2,000 each year on energy bills, according to ENERGY STAR®. And more than half of those costs go to heating and cooling your house. Your windows are your home’s number one source of energy loss, so keep cooling where it belongs with energy-efficient window treatments.

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

Blackout Capability

For the greatest comfort and more reasonable energy costs, the U.S. Department of Energy suggests keeping south-facing window treatments shut on warm summer days. When compared to other window treatments like blinds or shades, plantation shutters offer the greatest degree of light control. That’s because they’re permanently placed within the window frame.

However, windows can differ slightly in dimension. That means ready-made plantation shutters may not be a very good fit and permit light to seep through. Our Louver Shop of Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville plantation shutters are created just for your windows. While white plantation shutters are a popular choice, our LouverWood® shutters are also available in a range of custom pastels. Because we manufacture our shutters here in the USA you’ll get them much more quickly, often in just a few weeks.

Ready to start 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 understand the weather challenges you’re facing. During your consultation, you’ll be able to look at product samples and get expert design advice, all at zero cost or obligation.

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