Hidden tilt, one of the newer custom options available with Kirtz Shutters, has become increasing popular since its introduction.
How it works
On a traditional plantation shutter louvers are fastened to the tilt rod with staples and you use the tilt rod to contol the position of the louvers. With a hidden tilt rod, a narrow metal rod is attached to the backside of the panel at the end of the louver on the hinge side. We then finish the hidden rod a similar color to the panels.
Although we can build shutter panels to our standard height of 120″ with hidden tilt, the rod must be broken at a certain point so that the weight of the louvers does not prohibit the mechanism from working appropriately.
The standard cut off points for each louver size are as follows:
- 2 1/2″ at 36″ or 18 louvers
- 3 1/2″ at 48″ or 16 louvers
- 4 1/2″ at 60″ or 15 louvers
These break points can be modified to less than the stated split, if it is a better compliment to your windows. That’s something that you can request during your onsite consultation.
If you favor clean lines, perhaphs a more contemporary look, or just want to insure you have the maximum amount of view, then hidden tilt may be the option for you.