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How to Choose Plantation Shutters for Sun and Heat in Spartanburg

Plantation shutters are one of the top window treatments for controlling sun and heat. We recommend them for rooms 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 feel overwhelming. With Louver Shop of Western Carolina, you’ll enjoy personalized attention 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 couple tips that will help you select the right 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 Western Carolina, are made from solid polymer that resists warping, yellowing and other typical issues. Our interior plantation shutters are manufactured from LouverWood®, an exclusive polymer that looks like wood but provides superior performance.


Cheap plantation shutters might appear to be like a bargain initially. But they can sag and become discolored over time when exposed to a lot of sun and heat. Louver Shop of Western Carolina plantation shutters have a limited lifetime guarantee against these common problems and more. With heavy-duty 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 household spends more than $2,000 each year on utility costs, according to ENERGY STAR®. And more than half of those costs go to heating and cooling your home. Your windows are your home’s number one source of energy loss, so keep cooling where it belongs with energy-efficient window treatments.

Our LouverWood plantation shutters are made 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 possibly 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 hot summer days. When compared to other window treatments like blinds or shades, plantation shutters offer the greatest degree of light control. That’s because 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 Western Carolina window plantation shutters are custom made to ensure a good fit. The process starts with free professional measurements during your in-home consultation and concludes with professional installation.


Your home is part of your personality. So why settle for off-the-shelf window treatments? From size to frame style to color, Louver Shop of Western Carolina plantation shutters are created just for your windows. While white plantation shutters are a popular choice, our LouverWood® shutters are also available 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 begin designing 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 understand the weather challenges you’re facing. During your consultation, you’ll be able to look at product samples and receive expert design advice, all at no cost or obligation.