Outdoor window shutters are used for two different purposes; protection and decoration.
The first type of exterior window shutters are called storm shutters. In coastal areas that are prone to hurricanes it is very important to have this type of outside window shutter. They are also known as hurricane shutters, because they protect the glass windows from breaking from the wind and debris during a storm or hurricane.
There are a number of different types of storm shutters and here we will list some of them:
The other reason for using exterior house shutter is for decoration.
The first decorative shutters date back to the 1700's but they still add a special charm to the homes they adorn.
Not all decorative shutters today are functional. Many are there to imitate historical homes. Some shutters are just placed beside the window to give the look of opened shutters.
If you choose to do so, make sure that the shutter appears to have the architectural look of a real shutter by following the tips below:
Here you can see an extensive library of custom carved designs that can be carved onto custom exterior shutters.
Did cover your window in a unique way?
Do you have an odd shaped window and are wondering how to cover it?
Check out our window treatment ideas for specialty shaped windows.
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Dec 07, 14 05:16 PM
A quick and easy way to cover your sidelights. Just put one rod on top and one on the bottom and your all set to hang up your sidelight curtains.
Nov 18, 14 01:25 PM
Question: I have two groups of 5 windows along a common wall in my living room. Each group is slightly recessed from a large overall window frame. Within
Oct 22, 14 09:30 PM
Honeycomb shades are a great idea for sidelight window treatment. These sidelight blinds come in bottom-up lifting system and top-down/bottom-up style and match to our door window shades.