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5 Tips on Choosing Shutters for Your Home

When you want better light control and privacy, shutters are a convenient alternative to blinds. They can be installed on doors and windows. But you won’t get all the benefits without choosing the right ones. To learn how to choose the best shutters for your home, continue reading our tips below:

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Choose the Right Types of Shutters

Shutters sound like an option that is quite straight forward. It’s important to realize there are different kinds of shutter products on the market. The two main types include external shutters, which go on the outside of the window or door, and internal ones that go on the inside. They differ mainly in terms of convenience and appearance. The style of your home is the most important consideration here; for example, whether you have a Victorian or contemporary home will determine which shutters to install.

Common types of vinyl shutters include:

  • Raised Panel: Window World of Boston stocks raised panel shutters with a solid wood look in various colors and custom sizes.
  • Louvered: Have a universal appeal and can contrast with your exterior quite well; they’re also easy to maintain.
  • Board & Batten: A stylish option with a rustic design and wood grain texture in the color of your choice
  • Combo: A combination of raised panel shutters and louvers. but resistant to the wear and tear of wood.

Properly Size Your Shutters

Prior to shutter installation, choose a size that matches the space to cover. First measure the respective window or doorway. Each shutter should cover the entire space; if it’s too large, it might stick out past the edge and look like it doesn’t fit. On the other hand, too short a shutter for a door-height window won’t look right either.

5 Tips on Choosing Shutters

Match Your Home’s Color Scheme

Color is an important consideration because when chosen carefully, shutters can be a great complement to the design of your home. Vibrant blues and reds go well with modern homes. Black or classic white shutters are better for more traditional-style architecture. You can have similar colors and shades as those on your siding or walls. Mixing and matching colors to suit your style and personality can work as well.

Decide on a Suitable Material

Vinyl is a highly versatile and durable material that suits many design schemes. If you prefer the most authentic look, wood shutters are a good choice; even a poly composite material can provide the look you want and enhance durability, while providing a thick covering and solid design. Another option is solid basswood. It is also durable and does not warp, fade, or peel.

Determine What Kind of Tilt Suits Your Needs

Shutters are designed with a middle-front tilt bar, which is a look some people prefer, or a tilt bar. Allowing a more unobstructed design, a tilt bar is built into the side of the shutter, so it is out of the way. The function of both is the same but you need to think carefully about your choice before a purchase, as you can’t modify the product later.

Finally, if you’re looking for shutter installers who can assist you in making the right choice, Window World of Boston can help. We offer top-quality window and shutter installation services at our Pembroke and Woburn locations, as well as shutter repair and unbeatable financing options. Whether installing shutters, windows, or doors, we can ensure the comfort of your home during any season and results you will be satisfied with. Contact us today to learn more.

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