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How to Choose Plantation Shutters for Sun and Heat

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

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

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


Getting your plantation shutter material correct is essential in hot or humid rooms. In this instance, we suggest faux wood plantation shutters. The highest quality models, like ones from Louver Shop of Atlanta, 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 at first. But they can droop and become yellowed as time passes when exposed to strong sun and heat. Louver Shop of Atlanta plantation shutters include a limited lifetime guarantee against these common problems and more. With sturdy 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 family spends more than $2,000 each year on energy bills, according to ENERGY STAR®. And more than half of those costs are used for heating and cooling your house. Your windows are your house’s main 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 better than wood plantation shutters, keeping you cooler and possibly lowering your electricity bills.

Blackout Capability

For the greatest comfort and lower energy costs, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends keeping south-facing window treatments closed on hot 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 installed 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 Atlanta window plantation shutters are custom made to ensure a great 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 Atlanta plantation shutters are made just for your windows. While white plantation shutters are a popular choice, our LouverWood® shutters also come in a variety of custom pastels. Because we make our shutters here in the United States, you’ll receive them much more quickly, often in just a few weeks.

Ready to start creating your custom shutters? Give us a call at 888-428-1415 to request 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 see product samples and get expert design advice, all at zero cost or obligation.