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Using Exterior Wooden Window Shutters To Add Character

Is your home in the doldrums? One possible way to give it a picture-perfect lift and to add new value, is by installing louvred exterior wooden window shutters or board n batten exterior shutters.

Board n batten exterior shutters consist of up to 8 vertical boards with cross boards giving the shutters its unique board-and-batten look. The cross boards can be either horizontal or diagonal. Alternatively, louvred exterior wooden window shutters in a variety of styles also rank high in reviews.

If board n batten exterior shutters sound like your decorative dream, you can usually choose between an closed weave (the boards are then spaced tightly together) or an open weave design with spaces between the vertical boards.

You can add your unique touch via the horizontal or diagonal boards, creating your own pattern. Most of these shutters are custom made. You may also know this product as board on board shutters or solid board shutters.

If your budget is limited, you may want to consider vinyl as an alternative.

Louvred exterior wood window shutters are often made from Western Red Cedar. Other woods that can be used, include Spanish Cedar, Cypress and Mahogany. They are usually permanently attached to the exterior windows of your home. The louvres can be operable or can be fixed, purely having a decorative effect.

If you purchase a good quality product and follow the maintenance instructions, you should have an improvement that will add value to the resale of your home down the line. The shutters are manufactured to withstand the elements right through the year, from snow to the summer sun.

Exterior wooden shutters for your windows can cost a bundle. You also have to remember to allow for the painting or staining of the unfinished wood, as well as future maintenance of this window treatment.

Other possible remodeling options to consider, include exterior Bahama shutters, aluminum shutters, exterior composite wood shutters and exterior vinyl shutters.

By adding exterior wooden window shutters, you will change the appearance of your home totally. If you enjoy a country look, board and batten exterior shutters may be more to your taste than the louvred variety.


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