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How to Choose Plantation Shutters for Sun and Heat in Boston

Plantation shutters are one of the best 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 possibilities out there, choosing the right shutters can seem overwhelming. With Louver Shop of Boston, you’ll enjoy personalized attention during your free, in-home consultation. Your local design pro will discuss all the possibilities as you review samples of our American-manufactured 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 situation, we suggest faux wood plantation shutters. The highest quality ones, such as ones from Louver Shop of Boston, are manufactured 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 provides superior performance.


Cheap plantation shutters might appear to be 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 Boston plantation shutters include 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 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 home’s top 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 result 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 most comfort and more reasonable energy costs, the U.S. Department of Energy suggests 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 because they’re permanently installed within the window frame.

However, windows can vary slightly in dimension. That means ready-made plantation shutters may not be a very good fit and allow light to leak through. Our Louver Shop of Boston window plantation shutters are custom made to ensure a good 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 settle for off-the-shelf window treatments? From size to frame style to color, Louver Shop of Boston plantation shutters are created just for your windows. While white plantation shutters are a desirable choice, our LouverWood® shutters are also available 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 start designing your custom shutters? Contact us 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 see product samples and receive expert design advice, all at no cost or obligation.