Exterior Shutter shopping for your home can be a difficult and time-consuming process. At Hooks and Lattice it is our goal to make the exterior shutter buying process as easy and as quick as possible. Much like framing a work of art, well-chosen shutters can draw attention to an architectural window or balance a poorly placed or sized window.
Newer homes today are often featured with decorative fixed shutters mounted directly to the home for ornamentation purposes only. While this is an improvement from the lack of exterior shutters, many homeowners are starting to recognize the aesthetic value of window shutters that give the appearance of an operable exterior shutter. This has led to the increased use of shutter hardware such as faux exterior shutter brackets, L-shaped shutter hinges, pintels, slide bolts and shutter dogs. At Hooks and Lattice we try to give each homeowner every possible option to ensure they are getting the look and feel they want from their exterior house shutters.
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When making your exterior shutter choices the main considerations should be functionality, style, maintenance, cost and authenticity. If you looking for the lowest cost, easy installation and completely maintenance free exterior window shutters we recommend installing our high quality line of exterior vinyl shutters made by Mid-America. Shutters like these are inexpensive, lightweight, pre-finished, maintenance free and come with a 40-year warranty. People like vinyl because these shutters ship fast and most are eligible for returns, unlike made-to-order items.
Cream of the Crop:
On the other end of the outdoor shutter spectrum, we offer fully operable shutters that are historically accurate and are hurricane rated for storm protection. Atlantic shutters manufactures the best composite shutters money can buy, from wood or fiberglass composite. Marine grade fiberglass shutters carry a lifetime warranty, and their wood composite counterparts are guaranteed for 10 years by this upscale manufacturer. Both wood and fiberglass composite shutters can be mounted as "fixed shutters" (non-swinging) or can be installed using our stainless steel exterior shutter hardware.
In between these extremes we offer the most traditional material of all. Wooden exterior shutters have been around the longest and for good reason! Back before windows were made of glass, shutters were the only way to close up your home or business, keeping the heat inside and burglars outside. Wood shutters bring a charming, traditional feel to French country cottages and Victorian revivals. Optional upgrades like arched tops, diamond cut-outs and custom carvings mean that your house will stand out on the block. Personalize away with these kiln-dried species like teak, mahogany, reclaimed barn wood, redwood and Western Red Cedar shutters.
Traditional Style, Sans Shutter Maintenance:
Our premier collection of cellular PVC shutters look and feel just like wood - except you can count on:
- NO rotting, cracking, splitting
- NO refinishing or sanding
- NO bug infestations
PVC composite shutters are perfect for homeowners who love the traditional look of wood colonial shutters but don't want to deal with the hassles of maintaining them. Closed cell PVC composite is naturally waterproof and are inherently white. If you're looking for white shutters that you don't have to paint, this is your way out of maintenance forever! Otherwise, these shutter panels can be easily painted using any high quality exterior latex paint. Most homeowners prefer to bolt panels directly to the house, but heavy-duty hardware is available online. Each shutter is constructed with steel reinforcements for rigidity.
Beautifying your Shutters
Exterior shutters will look their best if they are mounted with either decorative or functional hardware items! Easy to add pieces like shutter hinges, faux strap hinges and decorative shutter holdbacks are fan favorites. Unique hardware types can be found as well; see clavos decorative nails, slide bolts and New York Hinge Sets. Whether your shutters are operable or not, hardware is always a smart architectural upgrade.
What were shutters used for historically?
Originally swinging shutters were designed to protect the home from wind and weather. Before the advent of exterior glass shutters, which were operated from the interior would keep out unwanted heat, pests, wind, rain snow or intruders. Oftentimes homes would use raised panel exterior shutters or board and batten style panels on the lower level windows for security and louvered shutters for air circulation near the bedrooms on the upper windows. More recently shutters have become more of a necessity in hurricane prone areas such as the south were new building codes are requiring either high impact rated safety glass or operable hurricane rated storm shutters. With windows, you can never be too safe - we also offer hurricane shutters that meet Dade County's rigid requirements. Fiberglass Bahama shutters and Bahama shutter hardware kits make installation easy and secure.
Get Custom Curb Appeal
Increasing the curb appeal of your house raises the resale value and makes it more appealing to homebuyers. Exterior shutters add instant curb appeal and come in many materials, styles and colors. At Hooks and Lattice it is our goal to bring you the widest selection of window shutters on the internet.
- Available materials online include: vinyl, cedar, mahogany, aluminum, wrought iron, PVC, fiberglass and wood composites
- Available styles online include: Board and Batten, Raised Panel, Louvered or Slatted, Combination, Bahama and Designer
- Available colors online include: priming services, staining, collections of 40+ colors and custom color matching
If there is something you're looking for, we want to end your search here! Shop exterior shutters online, then give one of our skilled customer service reps a call for quotes on custom shutters and upgrades. We can often save you money on shipping also - call toll free to see if we can lower your shipping cost on bulk orders- 888-896-0978.
Please note: Some of our exterior 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, or call for information.