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How to Choose Plantation Shutters for Sun and Heat in Charlotte

Plantation shutters are one of the best 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 feel overwhelming. With Louver Shop of Charlotte, you’ll enjoy personalized attention during your free, in-home consultation. Your local design professional will go over all your options as you look over samples of our American-manufactured shutters—all from the comfort of your living room.

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


Getting your plantation shutter material correct is important 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 Charlotte, are manufactured 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 offers outstanding performance.


Cheap plantation shutters may seem like a bargain at first. But they can sag and become discolored as time passes when exposed to a lot of sun and heat. Louver Shop of Charlotte plantation shutters have a limited lifetime guarantee against these common issues 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 typical 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 home. Your windows are your house’s main source of energy loss, so keep cooling indoors with energy-efficient window treatments.

Our LouverWood plantation shutters are made 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 more comfortable and potentially lowering your electricity costs.

Blackout Capability

For the most comfort and more reasonable energy bills, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends keeping south-facing window treatments shut on warm summer days. When compared to other window treatments such as blinds or shades, plantation shutters provide the greatest degree of light control. That’s because they’re permanently placed within the window frame.

However, windows can differ 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 Charlotte 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 part of your personality. So why settle for off-the-shelf window treatments? From size to frame style to color, Louver Shop of Charlotte 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 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 request your free consultation today. Our design consultants are part of your community, so they get the weather challenges you’re up against. During your consultation, you’ll be able to see product samples and receive expert design advice, all at zero cost or pressure.