26 Apr Plantation Shutter Blinds
Here is some info from First choice blinds that should answer questions people have on Plantation shutters hope its helpful.
A window shutter blinds is a solid and stable window covering usually consisting of a frame horizontal rails (top,centre and bottom).
Set within this frame can be louvers (both operable or fixed, horizontal), solid panels .
Shutters may be employed for a variety of reasons, including controlling the amount of sunlight that enters a room, to provide privacy, security, to protect against weather or unwanted intrusion or damage and to enhance the aesthetics of a building.
Depending on the application, and the construction of the window frame, shutters can be mounted to fit within the opening or to overlap the opening.
The term window shutter includes both interior shutters, used on the inside of a house or building, and exterior shutters, used on the outside of a structure. On some styles of buildings it is common to have shutters to cover the doors as well as the windows.
First Choice Blinds interior shutters usually hinge on either side of a window opening, and swing inwards to allow access to the window or to allow light to enter a room.
Operable louvred shutters have louvres, or slats, that rotate open or closed to control light, visibility and airflow. Shutters that have operable louvres are described using different terms such as traditional shutters, California shutters, or plantation shutters, 63mm would be First Choice Blinds size of the louvre blade.
Other interior shutters use stationary louvres that do not rotate (fixed louvres), solid panels that can be raised, recessed or flat.
Shutters can be configured in a single tier unit that has one shutter top to bottom of a window opening as well as multiple tiers. Multiple tier units feature separate shutters on each tier which allows the top shutters to be opened independently from the bottom shutters. Café type shutters refer to shutters that only cover the lower portion of a window.
Full height shutters from First Choice Blinds can be made with a horizontal divider rail which separates the upper and lower portions of the shutter.
With operable louvered shutters this gives greater control as the louvers above the divider rail can be operated independently from the louvers below the divider rail.
First Choice Blinds plantation shutters also come with the option of a tilt bar (rod) is used for adjusting louvre position and to keep them in a uniform position.
Interior shutters can be constructed from numerous woods, which can be painted or stained, and a variety of synthetic materials.
Interior shutters that are made to close tolerances are preferable for the best possible fit.
In Ireland, most interior shutters historically were panelled.
I hope this answered some of the questions people have.