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How to Choose Plantation Shutters for Sun and Heat

Plantation shutters are one of the best 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 Greensboro, you’ll enjoy personalized attention during your free, in-home consultation. Your local design pro will go over all the possibilities as you review samples of our American-manufactured shutters—all from the comfort of your couch room.

Here are a few tips that will help you choose the right 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 models, such as ones from Louver Shop of Greensboro, are made from solid polymer that prevents warping, yellowing and other common issues. Our interior plantation shutters are made from LouverWood®, an exclusive polymer that looks like wood but offers outstanding performance.


Cheap plantation shutters may seem like a bargain at first. But they can droop and become discolored as time passes when exposed to a lot of sun and heat. Louver Shop of Greensboro plantation shutters have 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 worry about louvers needing to be tightened or adjusted.

Energy Efficiency

The typical American family spends more than $2,000 each year on utility costs, according to ENERGY STAR®. And more than half of those costs are used for heating and cooling your home. Your windows are your home’s top source of energy loss, so keep cooling where it belongs with energy-efficient window treatments.

Our LouverWood plantation shutters are manufactured from an advanced 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 potentially lowering your energy bills.

Blackout Capability

For the greatest comfort and lower energy bills, the U.S. Department of Energy suggests keeping south-facing window treatments closed 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 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 may not be a very good fit and allow light to leak through. Our Louver Shop of Greensboro window plantation shutters are custom made to ensure a great fit. The process starts with free professional measurements during your in-home consultation and concludes with professional installation.


Your house is an extension of your personality. So why settle for off-the-shelf window treatments? From size to frame style to color, Louver Shop of Greensboro plantation shutters are created just for your windows. While white plantation shutters are a desirable choice, our LouverWood® shutters are also available in a variety of custom pastels. Because we make our shutters here in the USA you’ll receive them much more quickly, often in just a few weeks.

Ready to begin creating 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.