Composite combination shutters unite two popular styles. Louvers couple with either raised, grooved or flat solid panels for the ultimate blend of texture and design. Composite shutters are low-maintenance, virtually impervious to moisture and will look great on your house for many years to come. Specify precise width and height measurements for the perfect fit. Installation brackets are included to reliably secure the combination composite shutters just outside of the window. A wide range of paint color options allow the shutters to match the window trim or front door.
10 – 32″ in ¼″ increments (W)
15 – 96″ in ¼″ increments (H)
2 ½″ wide (S)
2 ½″ height (TR)
2 ½″ height (DR)
2 ½ – 3″ height (BR)
1 ¾” louvers (L1) @ 10° angle (L4)
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Louvers over Raised Panel
Tongue & groove joints
Approximately 4-6 weeks
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Composite shutters are constructed from Extira, a material specifically engineered for exterior applications. It is composed of wood fibers pressed with marine-grade resins. The raw sheets are milled into the shutter components necessary to fabricate combination shutters. The resulting shutters are 1 ¼” thick with 2 ½” side stiles. Horizontal rails are 2 ½” in height, but can be made larger on request. Composite shutters are assembled with tongue and groove joints, industrial exterior glue and 1” staples for extraordinary stability.
Composite louvers are milled in banks, so there is no space between the slats. Select from either 1” or 1 ¾” louvers to meet the design requirements. Composite louvers are completely uniform and slightly overlap to successfully create the perception of authentic individual slats. Raised panel sections are constructed with a beveled edge and central raised plateau. Flat panels have no detail and groove panels have small vertical channels cut to simulate multiple boards.
Combination shutters offer a multitude of configuration options. A divider rail creates top and bottom fields. One area will be occupied by louvers, with the other filled with either a raised, flat or grooved panel section. The louvers can be arranged slanting down or up. Downward facing louvers effectively shed moisture, while upward louvers can harbor snow, ice or rain water. For this reason, we recommend selecting louvers in a down position unless upward louvers are needed for architectural purposes.
Combination shutter configuration options include:
The divider rail location can be placed in the center of the shutter, resulting in equal sized top and bottom areas. Or the divider rail can be placed at a specified custom location. Measure the division point from the bottom of the shutter up to the desired center of the divider rail.
A straight top shutter profile is used for rectangular windows. Arch top shutters are specified with a springline measurement to simulate the contour of a window with a rounded top.
The addition of a faux tilt bar can provide added detail. The thin vertical bar extends down the middle of the louver area to replicate the appearance of movable slats.
Installation of composite shutters can be achieved in a fixed position or to swing open and closed with operable outside hinges. Do keep in mind that only the front of composite exterior shutters has detail. The back is relatively flat. Composite shutters are heavier than wood and may require greater hinge support.
Every outdoor composite shutter ordered includes optional polycarbonate brackets. The brackets are v-shaped and attach to the top and bottom of the shutter. Once installed, they are not easily visible from the front and provide adequate support. Alternatively, combination shutters can be screwed directly through the stiles into the building.
Outdoor composite shutters can be ordered unfinished, pre-primed, or primed and painted. Composite shutters cannot be stained. Requesting shutters in a basic raw condition requires the homeowner prime and paint before installation. Both steps are essential to the appearance and performance of the window shutters. We recommend a high quality prime-coat paired with the application of a proven exterior grade paint. Do not use a combination primer/paint.
Primed shutters are shipped ready to accept a final paint finish. Some areas may need to be lightly sanded with 220 grit sandpaper to give the smoothest possible finish.
Factory painted shutters arrive ready for installation. After priming, we apply a minimum of three coats of exceptional exterior grade paint. Designate one of nine standard colors or specify a custom color. Standard colors include White, Black, Charcoal Slate, Black Forest Green, Chrome Green, Hamilton Blue, Country Redwood, Cottage Red and Tudor Brown. Custom colors are identified with a manufacturer name, color name and code for an additional $120.