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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 areas that are challenging to keep cool in the summer, such as south-facing rooms and sunrooms.

With so many options out there, choosing the right shutters can feel overwhelming. With Louver Shop of Jackson, 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-produced shutters—all from the comfort of your couch room.

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


Getting your plantation shutter material right is important in hot or humid rooms. In this situation, we recommend faux wood plantation shutters. The highest quality models, like ones from Louver Shop of Jackson, are manufactured from solid polymer that prevents warping, yellowing and other typical issues. Our interior plantation shutters are manufactured from LouverWood®, an exclusive polymer that looks like wood but offers superior performance.


Cheap plantation shutters may seem like a bargain initially. But they can droop and become yellowed over time when exposed to a lot of sun and heat. Louver Shop of Jackson 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 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 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 made from a modern synthetic with powerful insulating capabilities. The outcome is energy efficiency that’s up to three times higher than wood plantation shutters, keeping you cooler 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 shut on hot summer days. When compared to other window treatments such as 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 size. That means off-the-shelf plantation shutters might not be a very good fit and permit light to seep through. Our Louver Shop of Jackson window plantation shutters are custom manufactured to ensure a great fit. The process begins with free professional measurements during your in-home consultation and concludes 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 Jackson 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 make our shutters here in the United States, you’ll receive them much sooner, often in just a few weeks.

Ready to begin creating your custom shutters? Give us a call at 888-428-1415 to request 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 obligation.

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