If you are in the market for new exterior shutters for your home, you may be torn between board and batten style and louvered shutters. Exterior shutters are mainly for aesthetics and not functional. They add a beautiful accent to your home.
Both have their differences and benefits. Which one will be best for your needs? Let’s go over each:
These are the most popular style that most homeowners and builders of new homes select. Made of either Cedar or poly, they typically come in 2 ½” louver size, which can be partially open or fixed closed.
Board and Batten Shutters
Board and batten shutters have more of a rustic look and would go well with a cottage or ranch style home. Typically made of basswood or cedar, BnB can be custom built to your specifications.
BnB shutters are the most traditional type, offering a classic, time-tested appearance.
Choosing Between the Two:
Your decision will depend on many factors, such as:
The architectural style of your home: Raised panel shutters are best for Colonial, saltbox-style and Georgian homes, while louvered shutters work with all architectural styles.
Exterior brickwork: Louvered shutters can look too busy or cluttered if you have a lot of brickwork or decorative detailing on the exterior.
These are just two types of exterior shutters. There are many other styles, such as Shaker or Bahama style. Since we custom manufacture everything, you can provide us with the style and color you are looking for and we can provide you with a quote.
Contact Wholesale Shutter Company
For help deciding between panel shutters and louver shutters, please contact us at 951-845-8786.