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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 areas 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 feel overwhelming. With Louver Shop of San Antonio, you’ll receive personalized assistance during your free, in-home consultation. Your local design pro will review all the possibilities as you review samples of our American-produced shutters—all from the comfort of your living room.

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


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


Cheap plantation shutters may appear to be 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 San Antonio 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 average 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 house. Your windows are your home’s main source of energy loss, so keep cooling indoors with energy-efficient window treatments.

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

Blackout Capability

For the most comfort and more reasonable energy costs, 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 provide the greatest degree of light control. That’s because they’re permanently installed within the window frame.

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


Your home is part of your personality. So why accept ready-made window treatments? From size to frame style to color, Louver Shop of San Antonio 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 manufacture our shutters here in the United States, you’ll receive them much sooner, often in just a few weeks.

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

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