Rake Shutter- Custom Shaped Shutters

Custom Rake Shutters For Those Triangular Windows

Custom Shaped Shutters: Rake Shutters

Adding triangular windows near the ceiling can increase the amount of light that streams into the house during the daytime. This is often the inspiration behind this unique window choice. In the event that you don’t want the light pouring in at all hours of the day Kirtz® custom shaped shutters for triangular windows are a fantastic option. Rake shutters truly are an amazing solution for your angle topped windows (or triangle windows).

Custom rake shutters elevate the design of any room, as they look more like an architectural element than a window treatment. What’s nice about our rake shutters is that the louvers are functional which means they can be slightly opened, fully opened, or fully closed. Just as with any of our plantation shutters, we put a lot of pride and joy into the custom creation of our rake shutters. The wood is meticulously crafted from genuine hardwood to fit perfectly in your window no matter what the shape and size.

So, if you’ve moved into a home that you absolutely love, but you aren’t crazy about the exposed triangle windows, we would be happy to help. We understand that not every window design is a simple one, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lovely design element to help you keep the light under control. Since Kirtz® custom shaped rake shutters are just as pleasing to the eye as they are functional, we can dress up your windows and make a classic and timeless statement that can last a lifetime.

While it may seem like a challenge to cover triangular architectural windows, it’s one that we welcome with open arms. If you would like to know more about Kirtz® rake shutters, any of our plantation shutters, or other window treatment options, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-416-6455.

Transome Rake Windows (aka Triangle Windows) with Plantation Shutters

Transom Windows can inspire a love/hate relationship with their owners, especially if they are specialty shapes, such as triangle windows.

No doubt  rake windows (aka triangle windows)  add architectural interest and loads of natural light.  This is why homeowners, architects and the like are drawn to them.  However, they also allow heat and damaging UV rays into a home, often increasing energy costs in peak summer months.

Many window treatments solutions for rake windows help solve some of these problems by covering up the triangle windows with a fixed treatment.  This means, while it may look like your other window treatments, it doesn’t operate and is set in one position.  Therefore, in times of the year when the extra light and warmth provided by transom windows would be beneficial, these treatments can’t maximize this value.

Is there a better solution.  Yes!

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Triangle Windows (aka rake windows) and Plantation Shutters

Architectural Shaped windows such as triangles, arch tops, ovals, circles and hexagons all present many challenges when choosing a window covering.

This blog is focusing on triangle shaped, or Rake Top window openings.

Plantation Shutters are a great choice for Rake Windows for several reasons

  1. You can treat the entire opening, not just the rectangle portion, thus allowing greater privacy and light control
  2. They are one of the only window treatments that once installed into the shape that are functional instead of fixed, allowing you to control the light that enters the room.
  3. Every type of triangle is possible.  Unlike other window coverings, shutters have no restrictions  on width, height or degree of angle, making even the most challenging of window possible.

Just as your window is an architectural statement for your home, the window treatment you choose should complement and enhance it.  If you choose shutters (which I hope you will) be sure that the company you choose makes all the louvers movable in rake tops with horizontal louvers.  See my earlier post about arch top windows for more info on that subject and why it matters.  If you order a burst shape, be certain that the center hub is in proportion to the size of your window so that your finished product looks like a custom piece of millwork that belongs in your beautiful window.

Custom Shutters from Kirtz Shutters do just that.  The photos below are  a couple examples of homes that used Kirtz Shutters to compliment their triangle shaped windows.
rake shaped windows before plantation shutters

rake shaped windows before plantation shutterspartially open rake top shutters

Knotty Pine Shutters by Kirtz Shutters, Triangle (rake) shaped shuttters

Knotty Pine Shutters by Kirtz Shutters, Triangle (rake) shaped shuttters

A gothic arch show the burst concept for triangle shaped windows

A gothic arch show the burst concept for triangle shaped windows