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What Are Interior Shutters?

Interior shutters are shutters that are found in the interior of the house. They usually hinge on either side of a window opening, and swing inwards to allow access to the window or to allow light to enter a room. Operable louvre shutters have louvres or slats that rotate in an open or closed manner to restrain the entrance of light, visibility and airflow. Shutters that have operable louvres are described distinctively with terms such as traditional shutters, California shutters which are typically favourable in warmer climates like Florida, Australia, Mediterranean or South Africa which refers to the size of the louvre blade.

Other interior shutters use stationary louvres that do not rotate also called as fixed louvres. They also have solid panels that can be raised, recessed or flat. They also contain fabric inserts or tinted glass. Shutters can be arranged in a single tier unit that contains one shutter top to the bottom of a window opening as well as various other multiple tiers. Multiple tier units feature separate shutters on each tier which allows the top shutters to be opened independently from the bottom shutters. Café-type shutters are those shutters that only cover the lower portion of a window.

Full height shutters can be made with a horizontal divider rail which separates the upper and lower portions of the shutter. With operable louvre shutters, it provides with a substantial control as the louvres above the divider rail can be operated independently from the louvres below the divider rail. A tilt bar or a rod is used for adjustment of the louvre position and to keep them in a constant and consistent position. Interior shutters can be constructed from numerous woods and a variety of synthetic materials. They can be painted and stained. Interior shutters are preferable for perfect fits. When louvres or tilt bar becomes damaged or smashed, replacement kits for these damaged parts may be ordered online.

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