There are shutters and there are shutters. At JASNO that means with or without a tilt rod. The no rod variant with a concealed gear system is known at JASNO as Silent View. But there are other differences, too.
You pays your money …
Did you know that it is possible to divide shutters into (up to three) separate compartments, each of which can independently be adjusted? That means for example that you could choose to shut the bottom section and leave the two top sections open - say when you are sitting reading on the sofa but do not want to have passers-by look in, or if you are working at your laptop, but want to avoid nuisance caused by the sun’s rays. On the other hand, you may decide to shut a different part of the shutter. The advantage is, of course, that you only dim out or black out part of the light, allowing sunlight to enter the room, elsewhere.
The advantage of Silent View shutters is that the only time you see the different compartments is when you place the louvers at different settings. On shutters with a tilt rod, the individual compartments are separated by a divider rail. Although some people may see this as a disadvantage, for me it is the silver lining that counteracts the cloud. In my mind, the divider rail and tilt rods are what give shutters that authentic look. And that fact is worth something in itself. On the other hand, Silent View shutters guarantee a perfect clean line. And that is worth thinking about, too. Dearie me, what a lot to think about … and you takes your choice …
Greetings from Cynthia
Freelance text writer and blogger for JASNO and others
*Talking of Pssst … what about a bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe with shutter doors?