A Guide for Choosing Exterior Shutters

With Hurricane season on the East Coast southern states, we’ve been thinking about exterior building materials and specifically shutters. The original purpose of exterior shutters was to protect the windows and home’s interior from a bad storm. However, as the years have passed, we’ve seen the evolution of exterior shutters from a necessary component of a home. They are now an exterior accessory for enhancing the home’s appearance. To add a little bit of exterior style to your home, shutters are a great choice. And, we have a guide to help you pick out the shutters that are best for you!

Louver Exterior Shutters

When you think about shutters, chances are you picture traditional Louver shutters.  Louver shutters are two-sided shutters with multiple slats and a push rod in the middle.  You can adjust Louver shutters to let light in the house or block light out. Many people choose Louver shutters because they are timeless. But, also because they aren’t familiar with the other types of shutters available to them.

Board and Batten Shutters

If you have been watching any home improvement television shows lately (especially one that takes place in Waco, Texas) you are familiar with board and batten shutters.  Board and batten shutters offer a more simplistic feel that can be modified to fit many styles. Also, two-sided, board and batten shutters are made from two larger pieces of wood side by side and held together by two horizontal panels.  Currently, cedar board and batten shutters are very popular.

Raised Panel Shutters

Created from one piece of wood cut to create two raised panels in the middle, raised panel shutters are a traditional, easy-to-maintain shutter for your home.  Because they are one-piece, these shutters are easy to keep clean, simple to take up and down, and will look great on almost any home.

For help choosing the best shutter style for you, just contact Beltway Builders today.  They will assist you in finding the shutters you need and helping you install them right away!