Step 1: Determine whether you want Functional or Decorative Shutters?
Originally, shutters were used to protect homes from the weather and intruders. Today, function is no longer a necessity thanks to glass window panes. But if you want that added protection, functional exterior shutters are a perfect way to add curb appeal and old-world functionality.
If you're looking for the authentic look but want them to be as maintenance free as possible, decorative shutters are for you! With the proper size, placement and hardware, no one will be able to tell they are faux shutters. Or if you simply want to add curb appeal and accentuate your windows, direct mount shutters are an excellent option as well.