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How to Select Plantation Shutters for Sun and Heat in Albany

Plantation shutters are one of the top window treatments for managing sun and heat. We recommend them for areas that are challenging 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 South Georgia, you’ll receive personalized assistance during your free, in-home consultation. Your local design professional will discuss all your options as you look over samples of our American-manufactured shutters—all from the comfort of your couch room.

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


Getting your plantation shutter material right is important in hot or humid rooms. In this situation, we recommend faux wood plantation shutters. The highest quality ones, like ones from Louver Shop of South Georgia, are made from solid polymer that resists warping, yellowing and other common issues. Our interior plantation shutters are manufactured from LouverWood®, an exclusive polymer that looks like wood but offers outstanding performance.


Cheap plantation shutters might seem like a bargain at first. But they can droop and become yellowed over time when exposed to strong sun and heat. Louver Shop of South Georgia plantation shutters include 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 typical 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 house’s top 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 outcome 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 greatest comfort and more reasonable energy costs, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends 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 due to the fact they’re permanently placed within the window frame.

However, windows can vary slightly in dimension. That means off-the-shelf plantation shutters may not be a very good fit and permit light to seep through. Our Louver Shop of South Georgia window plantation shutters are custom manufactured to ensure a good fit. The process begins with free professional measurements during your in-home consultation and concludes with professional installation.


Your home 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 South Georgia plantation shutters are made just for your windows. While white plantation shutters are a popular choice, our LouverWood® shutters are also available in a range of custom pastels. Because we manufacture our shutters here in the USA you’ll receive them much more quickly, 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 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 obligation.