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Types of Exterior Shutters

Are you looking for plantation shutters for the exterior of your home, but you are not sure what to get? Our team at Shutters of the Strand has put together this blog post with all the different types of exterior shutters and a little bit about what they each are perfect for. Keep reading to learn more about these types of shutters and get a free estimate today on plantation shutters for the exterior of your home!

1. Board and Batten Shutters

Board and Batten Exterior Shutters give you a classic farmhouse look. This style has the look of multiple boards pieced together with either a ”Z” shape across the boards or one straight across to make it look like it is holding the shutter together. Framed Board Exterior Shutters are similar to Board and Batten Shutters, but instead of a “Z” or a board straight across the shutters, these styles are framed. This gives your home a little more detail and can really stand out on the front of your home.

2. Colonial Shutters

Colonial Style Shutters have squared-off louvers with posts in the middle to give them an upgraded look, which makes them perfect for newer construction or renovation use on older homes. Colonial shutters also come in a range of colors, so you can find the perfect match for your home.

3. Bahama Shutters

Bahama Exterior Shutters are made to be opened and closed with a hinge, similar to a door. This style is used mainly in tropical climates to allow air circulation into the home, but can also be used in colder climates. This style of exterior shutters is great for larger windows and will add to the look of your home.

4. Accordion Shutters

Accordion Shutters come in a few different styles such as stacking, lug, and other decorative looks. These are perfect for hurricane zones because they can be closed quickly and easily to help protect your home from the wind and flying debris. Accordion Shutters can also be painted to match the color of your home!

5. Rolling Shutters

Rolling Shutters are a great option if you want to have security and hurricane protection for your home. These shutters can be locked down when not in use and can be opened and closed quickly to provide protection from the wind and debris. Rolling Shutters are also a great option if you have a patio or deck that you want to protect from the sun.

6. Panel Shutters

Panel Shutters come in a variety of styles, including Louvered, Bahama, Board and Batten, and more. This style of shutter is a great option if you want to be able to open and close the shutters easily. Panel Shutters can also be painted to match the color of your home.

7. Slot Window Shutters

Slot Window Shutters are a unique style that allows you to see out of the window while the shutter is closed. This style is perfect for those who want to be able to see out of their windows, but still want the security and protection that shutters provide. Slot Window Shutters can also be painted to match the color of your home.

8. Custom Shutters

Custom Shutters are a great option if you want a unique style or color for your shutters. This style can be made to match any need that you may have and can be painted to match the color of your home. Custom Shutters are a great way to add personality to your home. If you are interested in this type of shutter and want to learn more, contact us today!

9. Paneled Exterior Shutters

There are a variety of styles of paneled exterior shutters, but instead of louvers like classic plantation shutters have, this type has panels. There are diagonal panel exterior shutters, drop paneled exterior shutters, and raised paneled exterior shutters. Examples of all of these styles can be found on the exterior shutter page of Shutters of the Strand.

10. Louvered Exterior Shutters

Louvered Exterior Shutters are perfect for hot climates where you need to allow air to circulate. The louvers on these shutters can be opened to let in the breeze or closed to keep the sun out. This style can also be made into Board and Batten Shutters by adding a board across the shutter. This is the classic type of plantation shutter, meaning they have the slats that go across the shutter. Shutters of the Strand has many different styles of louvered exterior shutters.

11. Arched and Angled Exterior Shutters

Arched plantation shutters will add more visual interest by adding an arch or a 45-degree angle to the top of the shutters. They come in louvered as well as paneled styles.

12. European Exterior and French Quarter Exterior Shutters

Also called Bermuda Shutters, Bahama Exterior is another style of louvered shutters, but instead of going on either side of the window, they fit directly on the window and can be propped open to allow more light into your home. These styles blend together paneled and louver-style shutters to create one interesting look. European style has paneled ones on the top and louvered on the bottom, while French Quarter style plantation shutters are the opposite, with louvers on the top and paneling on the bottom.

There are many different types of exterior shutters available on the market today. It is important to choose the style that best suits your home, needs, and wants. Plantation shutters for the exterior can add beauty and detail to your home while also providing security and hurricane protection. At Shutters of the Strand, we know how important it is to have window coverings that work for your home and needs. This is why we offer high-quality, custom-made plantation shutters that you can count on to protect your home. If you are interested in learning more about what exterior shutters are available at Shutters of the Strand, please contact us. If you are ready to get started with plantation shutters for the exterior of your home, get a free estimate today!