A divider rail is a no-cost option. It is a stationary horizontal rail in your plantation shutters. It allows the bottom and top louvers to operate independently. This is nice if you want the bottom louvers to be closed for privacy, but the top louvers to be open for light. We can place a divider rail at most any height within the plantation shutters. It is sometimes good to try and line up a divider rail with other divisions already within the window.
Divider rails also provide additional structural strength. A divider rail is usually required for very tall at plantation shutters, usually 72 inches high or higher.
Measuring Note: When measuring for divider rails, measure from the bottom of the shutters to the middle of where you want the divider rail (see illustration). Due to the way plantation shutters are constructed, actual divider rail position may vary a little from what you specify. Also, some panels may have an odd number of louvers. If your panels have an odd number of louvers and you request a divider rail to be in the middle of your shutters, you will need to have an extra louver either above or below the divider rail. Therefore, if you are ordering on-line and specify your divider rails to be in the middle of your window, you will also want to specify where you would like the extra louver (above or below the divider rail) in case it is required.
Installation prices include re-measurements and any additional hardware required. This option required the local delivery method.
For Mount please select either Inside or Outside Mount.
Inside Mount means that you will be installing your new blinds inside your window frame.
Outside Mount means that you will be installing your new blinds outside your window frame, either on wall or ceiling.
Here are some of our tips on how to measure...
WIDTH: Measure the width of the window opening in 3 places (top, middle, and bottom). Take the smallest of the 3 measurements (rounded to the nearest 1/8 inch) and write it down. This is the width you will order. Do not make any deductions! The factory will make any necessary deductions.
HEIGHT: Measure the window opening height in 3 places (left, middle, right) but this time take the largest measurement (rounded to the nearest 1/8 inch). This is the height you will order. The factory will make no deductions or additions to the length measurement. NOTE: THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO VERTICAL BLINDS. FOR VERTICAL BLINDS, IT WOULD BE THE SMALLEST.
WIDTH: Measure the width of the window opening from left to right and add 4"to 6" for maximum light gap coverage and privacy. If the shade is to be mounted to trim or framing around the window measure from the trim's outside edge left to right. Keep in mind that on roller shades the factory will NOT make deductions from your measurements on both the barrel and fabric. Once you determine the desired width (rounded to the nearest 1/8 inch) write it down.
HEIGHT: To determine the height measure the window opening from top to bottom and add 2" to 4" inches to this measurement to allow space for mounting brackets above the opening.
Inside Mount Outside Mount
Please select the room where you will install the curtain, blinds or shutter.
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