A Glossary Of Essential Shutter Terms And Phrases

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Every industry has its own language and terms. These words and phrases can be confusing to anyone who is not part of the daily operations of a specific industry, and the window treatment business is no exception.

To help you understand the terms and phrases regularly used when purchasing shutters, Plantation Shutter Inc has created this handy reference guide. Here you’ll find valuable information allowing you to comprehend and communicate your custom shutter needs effectively.

A Louver is the horizontal wood piece that opens and closes. This is what makes a shutter, a shutter.

Tilt rod
A tilt rod is the vertical piece of wood that controls the louvers by either tilting them up or down to let in or close out light, heat, and the cold.

A frame is a decorative trim that goes around the shutter. However, our frames are not just decorative. This is how we custom install the shutter to your window. There are many styles and applications available with us.

The stile is the vertical pieces of the actual shutter panel. The louvers and the rails connect to these.

The top and bottom rails are the horizontal pieces that connect to the stiles on the shutter panel.

A panel comprises of the stiles, rails, louvers, and tilt rod all assembled together.

Pins are the small nylon pieces that connect the sides of the louvers to the stiles and allow them to open and close.

Staples connects the louvers to the tilt rod and allows them to be controlled together.

If you’re looking for custom window treatments in Dallas, TX, reach out to the experts at Plantation Shutter Inc. We provide luxurious and high-quality custom window blinds, shutters, roller and motorized shades to beautify homes across Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Irving, and Arlington. Our quality is unrivaled, and our service is second to none, which makes us the best choice for custom window treatments.

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