The ‘folding’ of window shutters relates to the number of shutters across the window and how you would like them to open. ‘The secret is to match the number of shutters to the number of sections in the window’. Most customers keep the actual shutter panels closed and adjust the louvres to let the light in and out, so don’t worry too much about where the panels are going to fold back.
Most customers don’t actually open their shutters, they just tilt the louvre blades. All the shutters will open and close to access the window and for cleaning, but how they fold back to the sides is not always as important as how they look when they are closed across the window.
TERMINOLOGY – The guide below should help you understand the different folding window shutter options:
- Single – One shutter on its own (L or R)
- Bi-fold – Two hinged together to one side (LL or RR)
- Tri-fold – Three hinged together to one side (LLL or RRR)
- Quad-fold – Four hinged together to one side. (LLLL or RRRR)