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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 challenging to keep cool in the summer, like south-facing rooms and sunrooms.

With so many options out there, choosing the right shutters can seem overwhelming. With Louver Shop of Philadelphia, you’ll enjoy personalized attention during your free, in-home consultation. Your local design professional will discuss all your options as you look over samples of our American-manufactured shutters—all from the comfort of your couch room.

Here are a couple tips that will help you choose 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 suggest faux wood plantation shutters. The highest quality ones, like ones from Louver Shop of Philadelphia, are manufactured from solid polymer that prevents warping, yellowing and other common issues. Our interior plantation shutters are manufactured from LouverWood®, an exclusive polymer that looks like wood but offers outstanding performance.


Cheap plantation shutters might appear to be like a bargain at first. But they can sag and become yellowed over time when exposed to strong sun and heat. Louver Shop of Philadelphia plantation shutters include a limited lifetime guarantee against these common issues and more. With sturdy staples and our patented Duraglide™ Tensioning System, you won’t have to worry about louvers needing to be tightened or adjusted.

Energy Efficiency

The typical American family spends more than $2,000 each year on utility bills, according to ENERGY STAR®. And more than half of those costs go to heating and cooling your home. 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 a modern synthetic with powerful insulating capabilities. The outcome is energy efficiency that’s up to three times better than wood plantation shutters, keeping you more comfortable and potentially lowering your electricity costs.

Blackout Capability

For the greatest comfort and lower energy costs, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends keeping south-facing window treatments closed on warm summer days. When compared to other window treatments such as blinds or shades, plantation shutters offer the highest degree of light control. That’s due to the fact they’re permanently placed within the window frame.

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


Your house is part of your personality. So why accept ready-made window treatments? From size to frame style to color, Louver Shop of Philadelphia plantation shutters are made just for your windows. While white plantation shutters are a popular choice, our LouverWood® shutters also come in a range of custom pastels. Because we make 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 are part of your community, so they understand 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 obligation.

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