Make your curb appeal exude elegance by way of simplicity with Board and Batten Exterior Shutters. Similar to wainscoting in interior design, exterior board n batten shutters feature vertically running planks that are then secured by horizontal battens. The look is reminiscent of various architectural styles including that of distinguished Northeastern brownstones and also windswept coastal beach cottages.
At Hooks and Lattice, batten & board shutters are manufactured and supplied in pine, mahogany, reclaimed oak, cedar wood, composite and vinyl. Depending on the personality of a home and its owner, different materials suit different functions. For the classic look, custom wooden shutters are timeless and authentic - especially for craftsman style homes. And where a lower priced and lower maintenance alternative to wood shutters is preferable, composite and vinyl shutters present a carefree, long-lasting option. Many outdoor board and batten shutters come in a large selection of colors, as well as custom options like "Z" or "X" designs, steel reinforcing and see shutters with cutouts for a look that is tailored to your personality.
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Inspired by the spirit of American town and country, board and batten exterior shutters bring a sense of warmth and familiarity to a home. Indeed, board n batten shutter panels have an undeniable French cottage charm that makes them an asset to your curb appeal. Adding outdoor shutters also distinguishes windows to increase their architectural value. And with different styles available in weatherproof materials like PVC composite, cedar wood and vinyl, our customers can't go wrong!
What are batten & board shutters?
The explanation of their structure is all in the name: horizontal battens are banded across varying numbers of vertically running boards. There are even unique styles like spaced board n batten shutter panels in which there are inches between each vertical plank. In this assortment, board and batten shutters are offered in diverse styles that feature different configurations of planks. For example, one shutter pair may feature four boards and two battens, while another is made up of three boards and three battens. In many cases you get to tell us exactly what you want and we make it happen! Different combinations are suited to distinctive design tastes and custom shutters should fit your personal style.
Exterior board and batten shutters are categorized by material including pine, mahogany or cedar wood, PVC composite, painted composite and the every-popular mid america vinyl shutters. Hooks and Lattice is the manufacturer of some products and a supplier of others. For products we manufacture, in wood and composite, options for custom batten & board shutters are various. We also work with suppliers on a range of custom requests, mostly for different shutter length measurements.
Choosing Your Shutter Design
In both vintage and contemporary homes, batten board shutters are right at home. In a traditional Tudor with wainscoting and crown molding on the interior, board-n-battens make appropriate exterior window dressings that provide consistent sophistication inherently throughout the house. Or in a casual Cape Cod-style cottage, board and batten exterior shutters have an air of easy refinement - not too serious, but elegantly purposeful. Although most shutters are sold standard for decorative mounts, exterior shutter hardware and accessories are available to implement functional shutters.
Design tips for ordering B-n-B shutter pairs:
- Vertical boards - the more narrow they are, the more modern they look
- Battens - the more you have the more traditional shutters look, but don't go overboard!
- Width - unless you truly need operable shutters, don't worry too much about covering the true width of your window
- Arched window shutters - call us for custom arches and ellipticals, or shop arched shutters online
Depending on the desired material, batten & board shutters come with different options including size, silhouette, cutouts and paint colors. For windows situated under semi-circle alcoves, arch-top board and batten shutters are a popular choice to enhance rounded architectural elements. For questions about custom shutters or shutter colors, please call us toll free: 800-896-0978.
By clicking on categories above, our customers can explore painted shutters, wood, composite and vinyl board and batten shutters and make unique requests. If the size or style you need is not pictured online please call to speak with an in-house design advisor.
Please note: Some shutter types are made to order and considered "non-returnable". Please see our Return Policy section to read about each specific product prior to ordering.