Simple Shutters Buying Guide

Shutters are a traditional favorite among homeowners.  They provide a stunning traditional appearance and offer multiple benefits, making them a stylish intersection of function and fashion.

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Simple Guide to Wood Shutters


Shutters are the crown jewel of traditional window treatment style. They are attached to your window frames as permanent fixtures and offer excellent light control and insulating properties. While immensely popular, shutters require certain window depth specifications, so measure your windows carefully to ensure they can properly fit shutters.

Here are some advantages of purchasing wood shutters for your home:

  1. Since shutters are permanently installed on the window frame, shutters are considered permanent features and can increase the value of your home. Many people who choose interior shutters consider them an investment.
  2. Shutters must be measured and installed perfectly into the window frame. This custom appearance looks just as attractive from the outside, giving your home stylish curb appeal.
  3. Faux wood shutters can also make your home more energy-efficient. These window treatments are excellent insulators. When the louvers are closed, the snug fit and sturdy construction can save you money in both the summer and winter.

Shutter Upgrade Options

Shutters can be upgraded with a multitude of features:

  1. Frames and Mounts: You can customize panel configurations and mounting options to have your shutters look and function exactly how you want.
  2. Hinge Colors: Coordinate your hinge colors to match other hardware throughout your home.
  3. Hidden Tilts: This upgrade moves the tilt rod to the back of the louvers for a sleeker appearance.
  4. Split Tilt: This upgrade allows you to open the top of the shutter while the bottom stays closed, or vice-versa.

Shutters Considerations

There are a few reasons why shutters may not work for home. Take these into account when considering shutters for your home:

  1. Real wood shutters can be affected by heat and moisture. Genuine wood can warp or crack when exposed to moisture, so they’re not recommended for kitchens or bathrooms. However, faux wood shutters are the perfect choice for a similar appearance with increased durability.
  2. Wood shutters are one of the most expensive window treatment options. If price is a factor, consider faux wood shutters as an alternative.
  3. Shutters are also one of the heaviest window treatment options, as well as one of the most difficult to measure and install.