Many homeowners and businesses are discovering why plantation shutters are such a great way to improve the work, value, and beauty of their homes and businesses. Plantation shutters are a low-cost way to dramatically improve the look and value of your home. Plantation shutters, unlike the more traditional shutters that most people are familiar with, are installed on the inside of the window and are completely functional. Window Shutters Winchester-Shuttercraft Winchester
The design of traditional plantation shutters is very basic. They are usually made up of two vertical panels. Plantation shutters with more than two panels are often found, rather than using a larger number of panels for a more distinctive look.
The ‘rails’ are the horizontal slats that run across the top and bottom of the shutter. One or more horizontal rails may be present in the centre of some plantation shutters, separating the plantation shutter into different levels. Vertical’stiles’ run along the sides of the shutter.
When the window sash is opened, the louvres are the parallel slats located between the stiles that can be tilted and adjusted to allow in more or less light as well as air flow. Louvers are the most customizable component of these shutters, since they can be made in a variety of sizes and shapes.
The louvres can be made in a variety of sizes, giving you more choices. When opening the louvre, bear in mind that the wider the louvre, the more light and air will be allowed into the space. Plantation shutters with wider louvres often look better on larger windows in terms of appearance. This is true for larger rooms as well. The mechanism that regulates the louvre movement is known as the ’tilt rod.’ These are available in a number of models as well. Some of these tilt rods are built into the shutter, making the rod invisible. The term “hidden tilt rods” is a good one to use.