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How to Select Plantation Shutters for Sun and Heat in Tampa

Plantation shutters are one of the top window treatments for managing sun and heat. We recommend them for rooms that are challenging 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 Tampa, you’ll enjoy personalized attention during your free, in-home consultation. Your local design pro will discuss all your options as you look over samples of our American-manufactured shutters—all from the comfort of your living 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 suggest faux wood plantation shutters. The highest quality ones, like ones from Louver Shop of Tampa, are made from solid polymer that resists warping, yellowing and other common issues. Our interior plantation shutters are made from LouverWood®, an exclusive polymer that looks like wood but provides superior performance.


Cheap plantation shutters might seem like a bargain at first. But they can sag and become yellowed as time passes when exposed to strong sun and heat. Louver Shop of Tampa 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 worry about louvers needing to be tightened or adjusted.

Energy Efficiency

The average American family spends more than $2,000 each year on energy costs, 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 higher than wood plantation shutters, keeping you cooler and possibly 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 closed on hot summer days. When compared to other window treatments such as blinds or shades, plantation shutters provide the highest degree of light control. That’s because they’re permanently placed within the window frame.

However, windows can differ slightly in dimension. That means ready-made plantation shutters might not be a very good fit and allow light to seep through. Our Louver Shop of Tampa window plantation shutters are custom made to ensure a great 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 accept ready-made window treatments? From size to frame style to color, Louver Shop of Tampa plantation shutters are made just for your windows. While white plantation shutters are a desirable 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? 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.