Planting shutters are becoming a common, inexpensive way to add a modern, elegant look to your house. Both of these are practical and desirable. Learn more about Plantation Shutters Telford.
Planting shutter pieces Typical plantation shutters have a very basic arrangement. Plantation shutters usually consist of a series of full-length vertical panels which can be separated into four major parts: the horizontal slats located at the top which bottom of the shutter are called ‘rails.’ Some plantation shutters in the middle of the shutter can often have one or more horizontal bars, separating the plantation shutter into different parts.
There are vertical ‘models’ on the sides of the shutter.
‘Louvers’ are the parallel slats located between the stiles that can be rotated and modified to let in more or less light. Louvers may be made in a variety of various sizes and shapes.
The ’tilt pin’ is the system that regulates the louvers’ movement. This come in a variety of types, too.
Single tilt rods are one continuous, vertical rod that links and simultaneously activates all the louvers.
This is precisely what a split tilt rod is: a tilt rod broken into separate pieces. For eg, this enables different control of many thirds located on one shutter plate, changing the top tier to allow for more light while leaving the louvers of a lower tier closed, for privacy.
Hidden tilt rods enable a concealed concealment of the equipment behind the shutter frame.
Where did shutters come from for plantation?
For many, many years shutters were used. Some scholars claim they have been seen as far ago as ancient Greece, with slats constructed from marble slabs. Until glass was usable, they were used to offer safety against conditions such as weather, wind and intense heat from the sun’s rays. They also successfully defended against intruding insects and small animals. The shutters’ true purpose became understood as such conditions and animals left, so the shutters could be opened, enabling the building to be ventilated with fresh air and a pleasant breeze.
Many old Southern homes consider these shutters charm and practicality, integrating them in the architecture of the decadent mansions built on the Old South plantations. Those implementations originated the word ‘plantation shutter.’ Since these early years, certain shutters have had relatively little changes.