Hidden Tilt Rod Pros and Cons
The hidden tilt rod offers a more modern look, great for contemporary décor. This option keeps your view free and clear, and minimizes the amount of lines for a clean, sleek look. There is a 10% surcharge for a hidden tilt rod.
Having a hidden tilt rod means rotating the slats open and closed by hand, which can result in more fingerprints on the shutter. However, this style is easier to clean with nothing in the way of wiping down the slats with a duster or cloth.
The hidden tilt rod is a thinner metal rod allowing it to be concealed on the back of the panel. Because of this, the factory may need to split the tilt rod for taller windows, to avoid having too many slats on one rod.
The hidden rod is connected with small screws or nails that are also easily replaced if maintenance is needed over time.