Shutters have been in use around the globe for centuries. They protected homes from the elements in the days when windows were an expensive and rare commodity. In modern times, shutters are a nice add-on for boosting curb appeal. Learn of the various window shutter types and the home types each is best suited for.
Louvered Window Shutters
Louvered shutters are one of the most common variety. They consist of overlapping uniform wood slats set within a frame. Due to their fairly generic appearance, louvered shutters are suitable for all kinds of homes. If painted a bold color, they make a great focal point against a white saltbox-style residence or a house with all-white siding. In some variants, the slats can be adjusted to let in or block sunlight.
Board and Batten Shutters
As suggested in the name, these shutters are made from wooden boards joined together by a horizontal crosspiece. Board and batten shutters are a mainstay for cottage and farm-style houses. They also look really elegant on homes with curved windows.
Raised and Solid Panel Window Shutters
Panel shutters utilize panels in their design, similar to the decorative panels seen on a kitchen cabinet door. Some of the fancier styles may contain cut-out shapes or designs for added aesthetics. Panel shutters are great for contemporary and luxury houses.
Combination shutters incorporate two or more elements from different shutter types. The upper half portion, for instance, may utilize a louvered design, while the lower half contains a panel-style look. You can mix and match different elements to acquire the desired design.
We Install Various Window Shutter Types
Be sure to contact Exteriors Unlimited and view our gallery of past residential projects. We offer a variety of window shutter types that are suitable for the diverse styles of homes in the Spokane Valley area.
Serving Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, Cheney, Sprague, Reardan, Spangle, Rockford, Fairfield, Edwall, Ford, Clayton, Deer Park, Colbert, Chattaroy, Mead, Airway Heights, Davenport, Ritzville, Nine Mill Falls, Rosalia, Oakdale, Tekoa, Colfax, St. John, and Endicott Springdale, Elk, Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene since 1984