One option for your plantation shutter project is called a split rod. This refers to a divided tilt rod. Instead of one continuous tilt rod, the rod is split so that sections of louvers can operate independently of each other. This achieves the same purpose of a divider rail, without the insertion of the divider rail. A split tilt option is also available with the hidden tilt feature. The picture above is an example of a shutter with the split "hidden" tilt option.
For us, this split rod feature is available for no additional charge, so it really just becomes a design choice. Ask yourself, do you want to open up the top portion of your shutters for light and view while the bottom portion is closed for privacy? Are you okay with seeing the top portion louvers at a different angle than the bottom portion without a solid rail between them as a separator? Would you be okay with a tilt rod down the center of your panel that has a break at some point and as such the rods lean in a slightly different directions?
These are the sorts of design preference questions that are worth considering as you think about whether a split rod feature makes sense on your plantation shutter project.
Of course, we would love to help you with your shutter project. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation. Thanks for your interest in Latreia Blinds and Shutters!