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Anatomy of Plantation Shutters

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When purchasing plantation shutters, it’s always good to have a base knowledge of how they work. However, this can be difficult sometimes because the technical terms can be confusing and their structure a bit complicated. This is why we would like to take the time to explain the anatomy of plantation shutters to you to help you through your next shutter purchase. Understanding how plantation shutters are put together and the parts that they contain will give you important background information on shutters that you will be able to use during your next consultation. Here is a brief description of the anatomy of plantation shutters:

 

There are 5 major components that make up plantation shutters: the frame, rails, stiles, louvers and tilt rods. The frame is the outer covering and supporting structure of the shutters. The horizontal plates along the top and bottom of the frame are called the rails. The stiles are vertical panels that connect the rails and support the louvers. The louvers, commonly known as slats, are the major component that allows more or less light into a room depending on how they are tilted. The tilt rod is what tilts the louvers, controlling the amount of light the louvers allow in.

 

Now that you have a better understanding of how your new plantation shutters will work, you can get started on finding the perfect shutter style, design, and material for your windows. As a premier installer and manufacturer of plantation shutters in Utah, Stanfield Shutter offers a large online selection and will be happy to address any questions you might have related to any type of shutter. Let us install high quality customized shutters in your home or business to give it an elegant and timeless appeal. Call us today at 801-467-8823 to get a quote. We look forward to hearing from you!

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