Split Tilt Rod
No Divider Rail
|A divider rail partitions a shutter panel into a top and bottom section of louvers that can be opened and closed independently of one another. For example, the lower section of louvers can be closed to provide privacy while the upper section remains open to allow for a direct view outside.Divider rails add strength to the panel and, for this reason, are required for panels over 6’ tall.
|Orange County Shutters also offers a split tilt rod option. Louvers in panels are divided into two sections, each with its own tilt rod but without a divider rail separating the upper and lower section.Split tilt rods offer the same advantage as divider rails: The upper and lower section of louvers can be opened and closed independently of one another. Leaving off the divider rail allows slightly more light in when the louvers are open.
|Shutter Panels can be built without a divider rail. Though this option does not offer the control over light and privacy that divider rails do, it’s the most popular option because of its convenience. All louvers can be opened and closed more quickly.