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How to Tell A Good Quality Plantation Shutter Form The Bad

download (2)Plantation shutters are available at practically imaginable prices. How do you differentiate between low-quality and high-quality products? There are many factors to consider before purchasing wood plantation shutters. Telling high quality from low depends on the construction, design and components of the trade in and the customized shutter from

Good design means a good fitting with the window.

The louver’s overall area and the number of louvers between the two shutter sections are the difference they have. For a shutter with low-quality, it has 4 louvers, while the high-quality one has 5. This is because they were designed differently. The one with 4 louvers is known as “cut-to-fit” while that with 5 louvers is a specially made shutter manufacture and designed and meant for a particular window. This difference in design is the most important aspect in considering a shutter’s quality. Below is the reason why one should consider the design.

The factory which makes low-quality shutters make to prearranged sizes; this means that the shutter’s heights are made in 3inch additions. Therefore the shutters made by the factory have a difference of 3 inches in height for example, 18 inches, 21 inches and 24 inches tall. They are designed with wider stiles and taller rails, and an area of louvers that is smaller to enable cutting down of shutters to fit the window’s measurements.

In distinction, the high-quality shutter is modified to exactly fit the window. The shutters are designed to fit the window’s measurements. This result to a balanced shutter, beautiful, airier and brighter window.

The customized shutter is more expensive but the overall high quality is noticeable to all.

The Right Hinge Makes a Stronger Shutter.

There are two basic types of hinges that are used on shutters. These are non-mortise and butt. A butt resembles a butterfly when unfolded with the right flap same size as the left one. The two flaps of butt hinges fold together against each other.

In distinction, an open non-mortise hinge has the right and left pieces of which are not the same. Non-mortise’s flaps fold above the other. The two flaps are half the height of the non-mortise hinge.

The edge of the shutter will be mortised for the butt hinges to fit correctly so that the hinge will counter-sink into the shutter and its surface will level with the shutter’s surface. On the other hand, the non-mortised hinges will not require this kind of adjustments to the shutter.

In contrast, non-mortised hinges (as their name implies) do not require this sort of modification to the shutter. However compared to butt hinges, non-mortised hinges are weaker.

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