THE LEADING SUPPLIER OF QUALITY WINDOW SHUTTERS IN PORTLAND
Shutters are the ultimate investment in window coverings. Thoughtfully crafted to exacting quality standards, Graber Traditions™ Shutters offer a wide array of styles and options that make them easy to customize.
2.5" SHUTTER LOUVER SLATS
The most popular louver size is 2.5 inches; this is due to the fact that it suits most windows. Medium size louvers give you a nice view of the outdoors through the custom blinds or shutters and let enough light into the room. They’re ideal if you want to darken a room which gets too bright or if you want to hide an ugly view. The 2.5 inches blades don’t protrude past the rear edge of the standard shutter frames and are perfect for most situations.
3.5" SHUTTER LOUVER SLATS
If you have a picturesque view and you want to maximize the amount of light coming into your home, then 3.5-inch louvers are the best selection for you. The larger louvers mean that fewer are required to cover the window and there will be more space between them for light and air when they are open. With the large louvers, the outdoor view is less obstructed and your eye is naturally drawn to the outdoors instead of concentrating on the shutters.
4.5" SHUTTER LOUVER SLATS
The very large louver (4.5 inch) isn`t used in most situations due to the fact that it can be a little bit dominant if it`s used in the wrong settings. It`s best used in large rooms that have large openings such as floor to ceiling windows.When choosing the right louver size for your plantation shutters, you should also consider the curb appeal of your home when viewing the shutters from outside. The architecture of your home will also have an impact on the louver slat size you should choose. Additionally, remember that the beauty of the shutters stands on its own, irrespective of what’s outside the window.
STANDARD CENTER TILT
Center Tilt is also commonly known as Front Tilt. This is the standard tilt rod for our wood shutters. It consists of one wooden rod with a continuous metal linkage, attached to each louver by staples, positioned in the center of the shutter panel. Often considered a more traditional look for plantation shutter options, the Center Tilt Rod offers timeless style.
Split tilt rod allows the ability to open shutter sections separately. This option is great when you want privacy on the lower portion of your window but would like light or open view in the top section. This is usually a free option from most shutter manufacturers. Split tilt is different from mid-rail or divider rail options.
Divider rails are a common option for plantation shutters. The rails act as separators’ between louvered sections of the panel. When separated, each louvered section can rotate open and closed independently. This makes the window panel more versatile. The ability to close the lower portion for privacy and open the top section for viewing and light makes your shutter more useful. Many homeowners close the top portion and tilt the louvers in the lower section for air flow.Using divider rails adds strength to shutter panels and inhibits durability.Interior shutter divider rails are sometimes called mid rail because they are often located in the center or mid way of the window. On taller panels you could have more than one rail and as many as 4 divider rails. This all depends on the height of your shutter panels.
By-pass shutters operate on a track system to slide shutters back and forth, much like a pocket door. We use ball bearing rollers and aluminum track to slide each panel back and forth.
Cafe shutters, otherwise known as half shutters, cover only a portion of the window. An excellent choice for ground floor windows allowing for privacy with the addition of unobstructed light from the upper half of the window. This provides privacy while allowing light into the home too.