Exterior shutters make excellent accents to lend more interest to your home’s facade, but they’re not just aesthetically useful. They help extend the service life of your windows by shielding them from the elements. They also help increase privacy and control daylight intrusion.
But with so many choices to consider, buying discount shutters is trickier than you might expect. To narrow down your best options, Wholesale Shutter Company recommends doing the following:
Consider the Style of Your Home
First of all, you can achieve architectural authenticity with any exterior shutters. Although many architectural styles are open to different shutter styles, some tend to favor just one kind. For instance, Ranch and Cape Cod use raised panel, louvered and board and batten shutters while French Country architecture typically uses board and batten.
Put a Premium on Paint Quality
Since the poly or wood shutters can become a part of your home exterior design, it’s imperative to pick a color that can match or complement the rest of the palette. Otherwise, they might scream for attention for the wrong reasons and decrease curb appeal.
Further, think about maintenance early on. Put your money on products coated with ultraviolet-inhibiting paint to resist fading and to remain bold or vibrant despite constant exposure to the sun.
Invest in Customization
Proper shutter sizing matters. The best wood and poly window shutters create an illusion that they can cover the entire opening. Since it’s impossible to get the width 100% accurate, your exterior shutters should be custom-built to match the actual window height.
Think About the Climate
Shutters contribute to energy efficiency, too. The louvered style provides ventilation even when closed to block the view without denying entry to breezes. The raised panel and board and batten styles, when thick enough, provide excellent insulation to help keep heat transfer to a minimum.
Round out your home’s exterior design and boost its functionality with the right shutters. Call Wholesale Shutter Company now to talk about your home improvement needs, to learn more about our products or to get a FREE estimate. We serve San Diego, CA, and other Southern California communities.