Do you have an arch, eyebrow, or skylight window and don't know how to cover it?
What is the solution?
Specialty shaped shutters!
Windows today come in many different shapes and it is hard to cover these windows properly, but shutters is one window treatment that can be made to fit into just about any shape window.
There are a number of ways of covering specialty shape windows with shutters.
The first way is the sunburst. This design starts with a small half or quarter circle in the center bottom or in the corner (depending on the shape of the window) and the louvers extrude from it towards the frame of the window. The louvers are narrower in the center and wider at the frame. These louvers can be opened and closed to control the sunlight, privacy, and view.
Another way to cover a specialty shape window is simply building up the shutter with louvers across the width molded into the shape of the window.
With these two styles, sunburst and horizontal, the shutters are stationary and can not be opened, only the louvers can be controlled for light and privacy purposes, etc.
To be able to open the shutters
fully the panel needs to be connected to the frame with hinges on the
side which is not possible by some of these shapes.
For instance an arch, to open it fully is only possible if the arch window is connected to the window below. In this case it is necessary to create two shutter panels that have a regular shutter on the bottom and a half arch on the top (with either style mentioned above). So when it is closed it looks like a regular arch shutter above the window but it can be opened on hinges like a regular shutter.
On the French door the shutter will mount directly onto the door itself and they are opened and closed together with the door. For this, shutters are just perfect, because different than blinds they will not bang against the door when it is opened or from the wind, since it is attached to the door everywhere top through bottom.
For the sliding door you can choose either a bi-fold double shutter or a sliding shutter. The sliding shutter is best when there is space at the side of the door to stack the shutters, otherwise use the bi-fold ones.
To purchase shutters in the New York, New Jersey, Long Island Metro Area click here.
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Dec 07, 14 05:16 PM
A quick and easy way to cover your sidelights. Just put one rod on top and one on the bottom and your all set to hang up your sidelight curtains.
Nov 18, 14 01:25 PM
Question: I have two groups of 5 windows along a common wall in my living room. Each group is slightly recessed from a large overall window frame. Within
Oct 22, 14 09:30 PM
Honeycomb shades are a great idea for sidelight window treatment. These sidelight blinds come in bottom-up lifting system and top-down/bottom-up style and match to our door window shades.