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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 challenging 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 Memphis, you’ll receive personalized attention during your free, in-home consultation. Your local design pro will go over all your options as you look over samples of our American-produced 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 essential in hot or humid rooms. In this instance, we recommend faux wood plantation shutters. The highest quality ones, such as ones from Louver Shop of Memphis, 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 may appear to be like a bargain initially. But they can sag and become discolored over time when exposed to strong sun and heat. Louver Shop of Memphis plantation shutters have 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 household spends more than $2,000 each year on energy costs, according to ENERGY STAR®. And more than half of those costs go to heating and cooling your home. Your windows are your house’s top source of energy loss, so keep cooling indoors 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 cooler and potentially lowering your energy bills.

Blackout Capability

For the most comfort and lower energy costs, the U.S. Department of Energy suggests 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 highest degree of light control. That’s due to the fact they’re permanently placed within the window frame.

However, windows can differ slightly in size. That means ready-made plantation shutters might not be a very good fit and permit light to leak through. Our Louver Shop of Memphis window plantation shutters are custom made to ensure a great fit. The process starts with free professional measurements during your in-home consultation and wraps up with professional installation.


Your home is an extension of your personality. So why accept ready-made window treatments? From size to frame style to color, Louver Shop of Memphis 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 get 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 facing. During your consultation, you’ll be able to see product samples and get expert design advice, all at no cost or obligation.

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