In this blog, we outline everything you need to know about Tracked Shutters, including pros and cons.

What Are Tracked Shutters Best For?

Tracked Shutters are ideal for large or wide windows and openings, bi-folding doors, patio doors and sliding doors. They are an excellent choice anywhere you may need multiple folding shutter panels.

Tracked shutters are flexible in their design, allowing them to be used for other purposes, such as wardrobe doors and room dividers.

Tracked shutters work on a rolling top track system. This means all of the weight is on the top and the panel weight is evenly distributed. There is also an option for the louvres to self-close when you fold them back, minimising any potential damage.

Pros Of Tracked Shutters

Tracked shutters have plenty of benefits. As with all shutters, they enable you to seamlessly control the light and privacy levels in your home.

Various Styles

They are available in a range of styles. For example, you can have standard full-height tracked shutters, with louvres that can be adjusted as and when needed. Or you can opt for full panel tracked shutters, which look beautiful in period or traditional homes.

Alternatively, you can opt for tracked shutters where the louvres on the bottom half of the panel open and close independently to the louvres on the top half of the panel.

Tracked shutters are also available in a choice of finishes and colours. You can make a statement with bold tracked shutters in your bedroom. Or opt for sleek and simple bold shutters for your dining room. Whatever your style, there will be tracked shutters perfect for you.


Aside from being used to dress windows, large openings, patio doors, sliding doors and bi-folding doors, tracked shutters also have other uses.

They can be used as a cost-effective way to improve your open plan living space. By having a tracked shutter fitted in your open place space, you have the option to separate the space and provide privacy and noise insulation to one side of the room.

Also, you can make the most out of your wardrobe space by using tracked shutters are your wardrobe doors.

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Tracked shutters are available in high-grade ABS (a hard, lightweight plastic) making them 100% waterproof. This makes them ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms or any room that may be high in humidity or condensation.

Space Saving

Tracked shutters fold back on themselves and can be tucked neatly out of the way, allowing you to make the most of the view from your window/door. This is also handy if you are using the tracked shutters as a room divider as they do not take up a lot of space when open. They can be fully opened, fully closed or angled in between.


As with all shutters, tracked shutters are made from high-quality materials, making them durable and long lasting. They will easily withstand the wear and tear of a busy home and will look great for years to come.

Easy To Maintain

Unlike blinds or curtains, shutters are an extremely easy window dressing to maintain. And tracked shutters are no exception. They can be easily dusted with a dry cloth to keep them looking beautiful. Or wipes with a damp cloth to remove stubborn stains.

Cons Of Tracked Shutters

There are very few cons of tracked shutters.

Tracked shutters can be costly when compared to other shutters, due to the tracking system. Also, they are not suitable for all window styles and require space to be able to fold back on themselves.

How Do I Get Tracked Shutters?

Tracked shutters are always made to measure. This ensures they perfectly fit your windows or doors and match your exact requirements.

To get the most out of your tracked shutters, it is always best to seek help from an experienced shutter company. They will visit your home, measure your space and help you choose the perfect tracked shutters for you.

Then your tracked shutters will be tailormade to match your specifications, before being expertly installed.

Get In Touch

Shuttertec provides bespoke window shutters to the Essex, Kent and London areas. If you have any questions about tracked shutters, you can contact us on 0800 023 5754 or email to discuss your requirements.

If you would prefer to book an appointment, follow the link to pick a time and date that is best for you. We look forward to hearing from you!