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How to Choose Plantation Shutters for Sun and Heat in Lake Charles

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, like south-facing rooms and sunrooms.

With so many possibilities out there, choosing the right shutters can feel overwhelming. With Louver Shop of Louisiana, you’ll enjoy personalized assistance during your free, in-home consultation. Your local design professional will go over all the possibilities 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 best 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 models, like ones from Louver Shop of Louisiana, are made from solid polymer that resists 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 may seem like a bargain initially. But they can sag and become yellowed over time when exposed to strong sun and heat. Louver Shop of Louisiana plantation shutters have 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 average American household spends more than $2,000 each year on utility bills, according to ENERGY STAR®. And more than half of those costs go to heating and cooling your home. Your windows are your home’s main source of energy loss, so keep cooling where it belongs with energy-efficient window treatments.

Our LouverWood plantation shutters are made from an advanced synthetic with powerful insulating capabilities. The outcome is energy efficiency that’s up to three times higher than wood plantation shutters, keeping you more comfortable and possibly lowering your electricity costs.

Blackout Capability

For the greatest comfort and lower 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 highest degree of light control. That’s due to the fact they’re permanently installed within the window frame.

However, windows can vary slightly in size. That means off-the-shelf plantation shutters may not be a very good fit and permit light to seep through. Our Louver Shop of Louisiana window plantation shutters are custom made to ensure a good 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 Louisiana plantation shutters are created just for your windows. While white plantation shutters are a popular choice, our LouverWood® shutters also come in a variety of custom pastels. Because we manufacture our shutters here in the USA you’ll get them much sooner, often in just a few weeks.

Ready to begin 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 understand the weather challenges you’re facing. During your consultation, you’ll be able to see product samples and receive expert design advice, all at no cost or obligation.