How to Choose the Right Shutters For Your Home
Well-placed and well-chosen shutters can be a great finishing touch for your home, with great aesthetic appeal and value. Window shutters are an important element of exterior homes today even though they only serve as an ornament. Window shutters provide protection to window openings, providing privacy, and providing additional insulation during winter, and blocking the sun during summer. Shutters can either be operable or non-operable with great design selection, sizes, and installation. Make your home more beautiful with different shutters you can choose online.
Shutter placement can be challenging if your windows are too close together because the space between shutters should be at least half the width of one shutter. Operable hardware looks better, allowing the shutter to swing and clear trim as well as masonry veneers. There are different shutter styles including louvered, board and batten, solid panel and raised panel, and Bermuda or Bahama. Louvered shutters provide great protection against rain when closed, either movable or fixed, or designed as full louvered or a combination of louvered and panels. If you want a rustic country feel to your home, you can use board and batten shutters which are mounted vertically with “Z” cross or horizontal bracing, usually used in traditional barn-style homes. Panel sizes differ based on the size of the shutter, and they are determined by the number of panel per shutter. If you want Carribean style shutters, you can go with Bermuda shutters which are usually found in coastal areas, providing great protection from the sun’s hot rays. There are different materials used for shutters including wood, vinyl, and composites. For an authentic look, real wood shutters are the best. Cypress, cedar, or African mahogany for decay-resistance can be used to make wood shutters. A decent alternative to wood shutters are vinyl shutters, that can hold color and shape longer. Compsite shutters are durable and authentic, which are usually made of a combination of PVC, wood, and fiberglass.
To match your home, shutters can be painted accent colors, matching the windows, front door, and trim or siding. Shutters must mirror the image of the window and they must be sized so they can cover the window. Shutters are really important to make your home appealing and beautiful, providing utmost protection against rain and sunlight, and increasing your home’s value. Get to choose from our wide collection of shutter styles, colors, and materials by checking our online gallery. Make your home unique and more beautiful with great window shutters! For more information about exterior window shutters, you can check our website or homepage now.