Choosing Exterior Shutters That Will Last

If you are looking for a way to make the exterior of your home more attractive, consider new outside window shutters made from Versatex. This non-wood composite PVC is strengthened with stainless steel and will last for years. Extreme weather will not affect it. It is made so that it will not rot or crack during torrential rains, winter storms or dry heat. It also resists mold and termites. These solid outdoor shutters look like wood exterior shutters.

You will find the process of ordering and installing composite exterior shutters quite simple. Measuring your windows is a good way to start. You can order your shutters in standard sizes or have them customized.

One of the next steps in the process involves taking a careful look at your home’s exterior to determine what style of shutters will look best. You can choose any variety you want; however, you may want to choose the type of shutter that will look the best with your home. If your house is built in the Colonial style, shutters that have raised panels will add a charming accent. This type of shutter also complements Greek Revival homes. These shutters are available with one, two or three raised panels.

If you live in a home that is built in a Cape Cod style, board-and-batten shutters will add an elegant touch. These exterior shutters have horizontal battens and vertical boards. They are also a good choice if you live in a Mediterranean-style home. Shutters with four boards and two battens are available. You can also choose shutters that have three boards and three battens.

You are likely to have fun when choosing the color for your new composite exterior shutters. A variety are available. Your choice of color may be determined by the effect you want to create. If you choose a light color, such as pale blue or alabaster, your house will look larger. Your windows will look larger if your shutters and window trim are the same color. Those who think shutters in dark colors are the best choice can choose dark blue, dark green or dark brown. Medium shades of blue, green and brown are also available. If you like shades of red, you can choose burgundy or maroon. If you do not find quite the right shade on a shutter company’s website, you may be able to order a custom color. Looking at a color swatch outside in the sunlight will help you make a final choice for your new exterior shutters for windows.

If you want to see what Versatex exterior window shutters look and feel like and before you make your purchase, you may be able to buy a sample shutter. You can then see for yourself how sturdy these PVC shutters are.

You should be ready to make a final decision on your new exterior house shutters after you have measured your windows, chosen a shutter style and decided on a color. It might be possible to have your new shutters just a few business days after you order them.

The last step in the process of beautifying your home with outdoor shutters is installing them. You can fasten them directly to the house with screws or use hinges to attach them. You can buy the necessary installation hardware when you purchase the shutters.

Composite exterior window shutters are not the cheapest option on the market, but if you are looking for value, these shutters are made to last. You will be amazed at the difference they make in the appearance of your home’s exterior.

Author Bio
Matt Buquoi works at, a company that offers premium-quality, no-rot flower window boxes, exterior shutters, cedar gables and outdoor planters at affordable prices.

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