You've decided you want to add shutters to your home but not sure which ones you should get? Well, you're in luck because we've done all the hard work for you. This buying guide is broken down into the essentials you need to know when it comes to buying exterior shutters.
Step 1: 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.
Step 2: Measure Your Windows for Exterior Shutters?
When measuring for functional shutters, the measurements need to be precise as to close over the window correctly
If your windows have a large offset or you want your shutters to overlap, take those measurements into consideration as well
Exterior Shutter Width = Window Width ÷ 2
When it comes to measuring for decorative shutters, it is really a personal preference since you don't need to worry about closing them over the window
Height of Window = Height of Shutters
Step 3: Styles of Shutters
Matches Victorian, Italianate, Georgian, Spanish, Ranch, and Greek revival style homes
For Federal and Colonial style homes, install on 2nd floor
Looking for a 100% original look? You're in luck because we can make just about anything when it comes to custom shutters!
If you know what Style, Size, Material, Color, and Quantity you want, give us a call and we will draw up an estimate for you then we can start making your shutter dreams into a reality! Or if you don't know, give us a call and we can help you!
Hopefully, we have answered all your shutter questions and you're ready to take the next step in your curb appeal project! If you do have any questions or would like to place a custom order, give us a call at 800-896-0978 or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org