Frame The structure around the shutters that is mounted to the window. The panels sit inside the frame.
Louvres Similar to blind slats, louvres are the shutter components that you rotate to control the light and view.
Mouse Hole The indentation in the rails where the tilt rod lands. Our Invisible Tilt (IT) and Magnolia Advanced Plus (MAP) shutters eliminate the need for a mouse hole.
Panel A single shutter. Usually, one window will have two panels.
Rails The unmoving horizontal portions of the panel that give it its structure. Most shutters have top, divider (also known as “mid”) and bottom rails. A divider rail allows you to control the top portion of the shutters independently of the bottom portion.
Stiles The unmoving vertical portions of the panel, just inside the frame.
Tilt Rod The vertical rod that is connected to all the louvres. To control the shutters, you manipulate the rod. Our Invisible Tilt (IT) and Magnolia Advanced Plus (MAP) shutters eliminate the need for a rod.
[square_window.jpg] Square Window – The blanket term for both square and rectangular windows with no curves or arches. This is the most common shape.
[id_eyebrow-150×150.jpg] ID Eyebrows – Shutters that cover an arched opening. The panels are manufactured with a curved top rail.
[fantop.jpg] Fan Top – A beautiful option for arched windows, featuring movable fanning louvres.
[eyebrow.jpg] Fan Top Eyebrows – Similar to the ID Eyebrows but with fanning louvres.
[rake.jpg] Rake – Rake Top shutters have a straight angled top with an angled top rail to conform with the opening.
[door_shutter.jpg] Door Shutters – Shutters aren’t limited to windows! We can design circular or rectangular cutouts to accommodate lever-type handles that protrude into the glass pane of the door.