When looking into new shutters the term 'tilt rod' regularly crops up. But for those to who have never come across shutter terminology before, what is meant by a tilt rod may not be particularly clear. What exactly are tilt rods? Are they always needed? And how can shutters be controlled if tilt rods are not added to panels? We’re here to answer all of your questions.
Firstly, what exactly is a tilt rod?
A tilt rod is a rod made from the same chosen material as the shutter and is attached onto the front of slats to manoeuvre them to varying angles as required. The versatility that changes of slat angles give to shutters are one of the appealing features.