Window Shutters

Articles on the Different Types and Quality of Window Shutters, Advantages and Disadvantages, Costs, Maintenance Tips, and More.

There are two types of window shutters: internal and external. This article discusses the differences between the two types.

Exterior Shutters

External window shutters are installed on the exterior of a home and come in two types:

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Discussing the Differences Between Low and High Quality Window Shutters

At first glance, low quality window shutters may look like high quality shutters, but they rarely perform the same. Fortunately, you can tell the difference between the two by taking a closer look at construction, design, and thickness.

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Types of Window Shutters

April 21, 2011

Looking at the Different Types of Window Shutters

Window shutters are either operable or fixed. These optional window treatments give homes a touch of class by adding an attractive accessory to the inside or outside of the home. Window shutters are made of materials such as wood, vinyl, and aluminum. Operable shutters protect against bad weather conditions, flying debris, and intruders. Light control and added security are also benefits.

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Examining Wood Window Shutters: Advantages and Disadvantages

Wood shutters may be used on the inside or outside. Inside shutters are decorative, but functional, while many exterior wood shutters are fixed, so they don’t close.

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Examining Fiberglass Window Shutters: Advantages and Disadvantages

Fiberglass window shutters aren’t as common as wood, but they are slowly becoming more popular due to durability and longevity.

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Examining Aluminum Window Shutters: Advantages and Disadvantages

Window shutters have two main uses. They’re an alternative to other window treatments and they protect the home from the elements. Although wood is the most common material for shutters, aluminum is also used — especially for exterior windows.

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Discussing the Differences Between Low and High Quality Wood Window Shutters

High-end manufacturers have two things in common: reputation and warranty. You can trust that a high-end manufacturer is skilled at constructing high quality products. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to shop at Andersen or Pella. So before buying wood window shutters from a low-budget manufacturer, there are several things to consider including design, thickness, and construction.

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Discussing the Differences Between Low and High Quality Fiberglass Window Shutters

Reputation and a solid warranty are two things high-end manufacturers have in common. They’re skilled at designing high quality products so they stand behind them with long-term warranties. If you can’t afford high-end manufacturers like Pella or Marvin, you’re not alone! The bad news is, when you choose low quality products, they can end up costing more in repair and replacement costs. So before buying from a lesser-known source, consider construction, design, and thickness.

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Discussing the Differences Between Low and High Quality Aluminum Window Shutters

Aluminum is a durable material commonly used for windows and shutters. It insulates, protects, and blocks sunlight, and it’s rust-resistant. It’s easy to tell the difference between a low quality and high quality aluminum window shutter. All you have to do is look at construction, thickness, and design.

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Examining Window Shutters: Advantages and Disadvantages

Window shutters are a type of window treatment that adds charm to window settings. They can be installed on the inside for easy access or on the outside for protection from storms.

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