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Shutter with Obstruction

 

When viewing the photo above, notice how the right side panel would not open past the obstruction of the faucet unless special design considerations were made. In the video, you will notice how one option has been offered. Using bullet catches or magnets, you are able to remove the panel without hinging it. This is only one of the options. I will discuss a couple more after the video.

 

As you noticed, this is an effective solution, but you might also consider these options:

1. Make the panels asymmetrical- In this case, by making the right side panel shorter. We could have designed the right side panel to clear the gooseneck.
2. Use sliding panels- By using a track system at the top of the shutter, we could have had the panels bypass one another in a sliding configuration, we could have avoided the swing out of the right shutter all-together.
3. Have both panels hinge in the same direction- Depending on where the obstruction is, it is possible to have both panels swing the same direction, but caution is needed to make sure that when the panels start to swing out, that they don’t get impeded by the obstruction.

I always say, “use a professional”. You should know all the options when making these decisions, and a window fashions professional will help you to make the right decision for you.

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