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How to Measure Large Windows for Exterior Shutters

Large windows can present a real dilemma for homeowners looking to install exterior shutters. Modern day exterior shutters are predominantly inoperable, meaning they are installed solely to enhance the appearance of the house. Exterior shutters add color, texture and depth beyond the scope of other outdoor improvements. Still, ordering the… Read More

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How to Shop for Exterior Shutters

Shopping for exterior shutters can be daunting. Many homeowners begin the process at the local big box store only to discover the selection is limited and the employees unhelpful. ShutterLand steps into that process by assisting you find just the right outdoor shutters for your specific project. We begin with… Read More

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Interior Shutters vs. Exterior Shutters

What is a Window Shutter? In the most basic form, a window shutter is a solid or vented movable window covering. Shutters can appear in many different forms for a wide range of purposes. Most shutters swing, or pivot, open to the side or top for greater access to the… Read More

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What is a Divider Rail for Shutters

Exterior shutters frequently use what is called a “divider rail.” Rails are the horizontal static structural members of a shutter. Louvered and solid panel shutters naturally incorporate a top rail and a bottom rail. A divider rail is located within the shutter to create multiple vertical sections. Do You Need… Read More

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Exterior Wood Shutters vs. Composite Shutters

Both exterior wood shutters and composite shutters are of high quality but are often best suited for different applications. The ultimate decision about what outdoor shutter material to use may come down to affordability, durability, historic accuracy, dependability, required maintenance or the ability to match existing shutters. Authentic Exterior Shutters… Read More

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Fun Front Porch Ideas

Nothing beats the power of an appealing front porch. Whether you want to make this space to be your to-go area for relaxing or for entertainment, there are many things that you can do to make it the most appealing outdoor space in your home. In this guide, you’ll get… Read More

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Best Hurricane Shutters

A hurricane shutter is simply a physical barrier installed to the exterior of a building to protect a window, or door, from damage during a storm. The best hurricane shutters endure strong winds, flying debris, and a high volume of moisture for the duration of the event. The success of… Read More

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Insulate Windows with Interior and Exterior Shutters

It has been reported that the coming winter will be colder than those in the recent past. True or not, we do know that temperatures drop in the Fall and Winter months and homeowners need to be prepared. Interior and exterior shutters can both help insulate windows in cold temperatures,… Read More

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Should Exterior Shutter Louvers Point Up or Down?

ShutterLand louvered shutters are manufactured with fixed louvers, meaning that they are locked into a stationary position. Wood louvers are placed at a 17° angle with space between each louver for air to pass. Composite and vinyl shutters are also made with static louvers to mimic the appearance of the… Read More

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Inspiration: Exterior Shutters in Switzerland

Shutters have been used on homes in Switzerland for generations. Because of the harsh winters and mild summers, exterior wood shutters are almost always a functional necessity. In the closed position, shutters block glass windows from bitter wind and blowing snow. When fastened back on more temperate days, they allow… Read More