Down through the years, I’ve always found that honesty is the best policy when it comes to giving advice to customers on plantation shutters.
If shutters just aren’t going to work in a particular situation, and the customer is unlikely to be happy with the finshed job, they really appreciate you telling them so.
Our full service company fitted this window containing 12 shutter panels in tier-on-tier style and it worked out just great and the customer was thrilled. However it took a fair bit of work to get it absolutely perfect in the end.
You see with full height shutters in this window, there would be 6 panels to align properly, but with tier-on-tier, as you can see there are 12. And that’s quite a few panels to get level top and bottom and have them all closing properly. There’s a bit of adjusting involved!
If you opt for a design like this, just bear in mind it will take a bit of time and patience to install. Alternatively you could opt for full height shutters with a mid-rail, which allows you to open and close the top and bottom louvres independently of each other.
And it will be much easier to install!
27 September 2012