Hidden Tilt ~ The Best Way to Maximize Your View

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.

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