Exterior Shutters

Styles

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Louvered Exterior Shutters

Louvered Shutters offer tasteful signature styling and a timeless accent to homes. Both our Cedar and Fiberglass Shutters are true open louvers in keeping with historic integrity. The Wood Composite Louvered Shutter is a more economical choice with faux louvers.

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Paneled Exterior Shutters

Raised Panel Shutters are ideal for almost any home style, from traditional to contemporary. We offer a wide range of Raised Panel Shutters with options such as the standard two panel shutter, three panel, single panel, flat panel, or even an arched top. And of course our experienced staff is always available to make recommendations.

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Board & Batten Exterior Shutters

Board & Batten Shutters are very popular for the Craftsman & Bungalow style homes. This style is also often used for European style homes, French Country homes and Cottage style homes. Options include z-bars, extra battens and arch tops.

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Combine Exterior Shutter Styles

Combining the elements of Raised Panel and Louvered Colonial shutters provides virtually unlimited options to design your own truly unique shutters. Combination Shutters deliver a true one-of-a-kind style to your home.

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    Exterior Shutter Materials

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    Cedar

    Cedar is renowned for its naturally-occurring resistance to moisture, decay and insect damage. Its appearance, natural durability, and dimensional stability make Western Red Cedar ideal for exterior shutters.
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    Architectural

    Our Fiberglass shutters are a mixture of materials depending on the style. The stiles for all the panels are protruded Fiberglass as are the louvers in the louvered shutter. The rails are structural grade PVC and the panels are Extira.

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    Classic

    Our Composite Wood shutters are made from Extira, a proprietary material that resists moisture, rot and termites. It offers a lower maintenance over the lifetime of the shutter.

    Exterior Shutter Construction

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    Mortise & Tenon

    Mortise and Tenon Joinery had been used for thousands of years. The inherent strength of this traditional joint is further reinforced with mahogany dowels and glue.

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    Component Reprime

    Priming is an important part of the finishing process but doing so after the shutters are assembled posses a problem, as you can’t get primer to the areas you can’t see. Because the parts of a wood shutter are designed to float, this exposes these areas to the elements when they expand and contract. As part of our priming process, we prime all these areas before we assemble the shutter. This ensures the integrity of the shutters for years to come.

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    Shutter Capping

    Shutter capping protects the shutter from snow and water resting on the top. Aluminum capping is standard and can be upgraded with Copper.

    Shutter Options

    Cutouts

    Cutouts can add both character and charm. You can use one of our many standard cutouts or provide us with artwork of your own and we can custom design one for you.

    Rabbet & Bead

    Rabbet is a groove cut into the edge of the stile to allow the shutters to overlap each other when closed. The Bead is a decorative detail that runs the length of the stile. Both can be added just as a historical detail.

    Tilt Rod & Mouse Hole

    Tilt Rod & Mouse Hole are needed for operable louvered shutters or can be added for a decorative touch

    Mortising

    Mortising allows certain Hinges, H Style, Parlaiment and Acme, to be recessed into the panel. A corresponding hinge is needed on the window frame.

    Radius Tops

    Radius Tops follow the curved contours of the window. Depending on the style, different options are available to customize them.

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    Mortise & Tenon

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    Component Reprime

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    Copper Capping

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    Aluminum Capping

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    Cutout

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    Rabbet & Bead

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    Tilt Rod & Mouse Hole

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    Mortising

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    Radius Tops