Shutter ComponentsPartsPieces Explained
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Shutters can be hinged directly to the reveals without framework. However, with openings most often out of square, the gaps between the panel and the edge of the opening can be obvious if no framing is used. By placing framing around the shutter, any gaps between the edge of the frame and the reveal can be filled using gap filler for a much neater finish. Framing provides better light block than shutters installed without framing and, particularly on face fit shutters the correct frame will provide the necessary clearance for blades to be fully operational.
Stiles make up the side of every panel and comes standard as D mould.
Hinges will be painted to match the shutter color.
Top rail make up the top of every panel to provide strength through the panel frame.
Mid Rails/Divider – provide structural support and are inserted for panels at certain heights (1800mm) Mid rail can be chosen on smaller sizes to cover up door handles or mullions to provide cleaner look. Typically, mid rail with also be the point at which groups of blades are separated, meaning blades above or below the rail will operate independently.
Louvre/Blades – the horizontal slats within the panel, which are available in 63mm, 89mm and 114mm.
Bottom rail makes up the bottom of every panel to provide strength through the panel frame.