We found an archive on CBS.com we did a few years back which featured some of our Exterior Shutter Choices. We decided to post it because we found it to be very informative.
This was a segment featuring Harry Smith and Danny Lipford in how to "Dress Up Your Home With Shutters"
Window Shutters have been around for hundreds of years. In addition to the practical aspects of providing privacy and protection from the elements, there is a wide range to choose from to enhance a home's appearance.
Shutters were originally used on the inside of windows before glass to protect indoors from the elements and pests. In the 19th-century, they slowly made their way to the exterior of homes. People chose to use them not only for protection, but also for decoration. Since then, shutters have come a long way and are now available in a variety of sizes, styles and finishes.
There are numerous options for shutter materials. Lipford highlighted a few of the most popular on the market.
Wood Shutters are the most common shutters on the market. They come in a variety of patterns. If you choose to use wooden outdoor shutters, they must be not only finished correctly, but maintained properly for them to last.
To enhance the look of wooden or composite shutters, many homeowners add shutter hardware. This hardware has evolved over the years into stylish shutter accessories. It is available in many styles and finishes.
Provide a great alternative to wood shutters. These shutters, which are virtually maintenance free, are custom manufactured from state-of-the-art PVC and thermally stable fiberglass.
Vinyl shutters are the most reasonably priced shutters on the market. They are lightweight, easy to install. ShutterShack.com sells many different types, styles, and even custom made exterior vinyl shutters.
For those of you who are concerned about hurricanes or tornadoes, you may want to invest in storm shutters. These aluminum shutters protect glass from high winds and blowing debris. Storm shutters are available in several different types.
Interior shutters are becoming more popular with homeowners across the country. Wooden "plantation shutters" with working louvers serve as interior window treatments that allow you to control both light and privacy. This type of shutter can be painted or stained and used on almost any type of window or door.
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