Exterior Window Shutters: Perfectly, Practical or Just Plain Pretty
When you go out to see what’s available in exterior window shutters, you’ll find many styles and a wide assortment of materials as well. You may not want to settle for just plain pretty, but you want something that is practical and perfect for your home too. The big box stores and hardware stores often offer window shutters, and many are great for inside, but will they work well on the exterior of your home?
When you don’t find just what you want at those stores, you may want to contact a company that specializes in all types of window shutters. Before you do though, when you study the availabilities and compare one with another you will become one with the expert.
Their first questions will go something like this: “What type of shutter are you interested in? How long do you plan on staying in your home? How do you plan on using your shutters? When you can answer those questions and many more you’ll be ready to make the necessary decisions.
The reason the salesman wants to know how long you plan on staying in your home is because that will tell them if you want a long lasting product, or just one that’s pretty and practical. If you plan on moving in a couple of years and that pretty will help sell your home, that consideration will tell the price and quality of your exterior shutters. In that case, vinyl may work well for you.
Good quality wood shutters that function as they should will be pricier especially if they’re custom. The high-end exterior shutters often come in the natural wood as opposed to painted or vinyl shutters in standard sizes.
The function of the exterior window shutter will be in the open or closed positions with the slats opening and closing too. The person living in a windy area will appreciate the fact that the shutters close easily and are often automated.
Many mountain areas in Southern California buy the exterior window shutters for protection from the weather and also security. Often when a thief drives by a home with shutters, they will keep on driving, because the shutters provide one more layer of safety.
The exterior window shutters are available in many types of wood from pine to mahogany, but cedar is the most popular. Cedar is practical and pretty and contains a natural oil that resists decay and bugs.
Do your homework and find a reputable business that specializes in custom wood exterior window shutters, and your home will take on the pride of the neighborhood. In addition, the curb appeal will be top notch.