Our windows and doors are exposed to the effect of winds, the sun’s ray and rainfall effects. We can have protection for these natural causes and keep our privacy as well by using outdoor shutters.
Shutters can be used to control the amount of sunshine penetration into the room with the design style of choice. They are often made of slit slats through which there can be limited allowance for rays from the outside. Some have double door while others are single slide designs.
A broad look at Types of shutters
Shutters can be of the interior and the exterior types. The interior shutters are constructed within rather than the outdoor control mechanism. We’ll focus on the outdoor shutters in this article.
Types of outdoor window shutters
We’ll look here at the following types of shutters:
Louver shutters are made to have angle slats to allow for aeration and sunshine penetration. They can best fit Victorian designs and gives less formal tone to the outlook of the home.
The bahama shutters are closely related to the louver designs only that the fitting is done at the top of the window rather than have it at the side. This louver shutters are best suited for the tropical regions.
These shutters have double or raised panels and look more like doors. Their design orientation makes them well suited for many home styles.
Board and batten shutters
This is a design that is made of boards linked together by thin cross panel at an angle across the shutters.
Material of design of window shutters
Window shutters are made of various materials. Metal, wood, vinyl, PVC and composite materials are used for the making of the shutters.
Basewood is the popular wood material of design for wood. The decay proof nature of vinyl caused by rain gives it an edge over wood for some users.
Hinges and holdbacks are components that help in the fitting of the major parts of the shutters together and on the windows.