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Everything You Should Know About Window Shutters

Everything You Should Know About Window Shutters

When it comes to modernizing windows, shutters are a sophisticated method to turn any area into a warm and inviting hideaway. Curtains or blinds might be the first thing that comes to mind. Their hinged panels offer to appeal to the interior design of your home, whether they are solid or stained, swung open or entirely closed. Interior window shutters are also energy-efficient all year long. The louver construction holds air to insulate against heat and cold, whether winter or spring.

Custom shutters may increase the value of your property and offer a tonne of curb appeal while also assisting in energy cost reduction. With their ability to recognize the subtle differences between coastal and colonial décor, for example, or contemporary and classic décor, they'll make a lasting impact on potential purchasers.

The key lies in your special color scheme, tilt rod positioning, panel count, and frame design.

Are you eager to discover those mysteries? Here is all you should know to select the best custom shutters for your house.

A Brief History First

Ancient Greece is where the first window shutters were invented. Static shutters, which were first created out of marble, helped protect the house from the Mediterranean climate's windy and occasionally stormy conditions.

During the Middle Ages, window shutters' designs changed as their use extended across the continent. Builders could create louvers that could be opened and closed, giving them more control over light, ventilation, and privacy while keeping out the rain when they switched from marble to wood.

The term "shutter" was initially used in the American South in the 18th and 19th centuries, and louvered shutters added to the splendor and style of Southern houses.

The Best Way to Choose Window Shutters

Shutters can now be fitted to doors and windows of every size and form in residences of all shapes and sizes. They come in various colors, materials, hinges, and frames made of natural wood. Here are some pointers to assist you in selecting the ideal shutters for your house.

The Best Panel Configuration to Use

The layout of your windows should be followed while installing shutters, with the vertical components aligning with your windows' vertical framework. Because they optimize light and the outside view, single-panel shutters are the most common. Certain windows might favor a more conventional bi-fold panel appearance. Reduce impediments by fitting the biggest panel size available to get the best light.

Tilt bars: Visible vs. Hidden

The most basic design found on traditional plantation shutters, a visible centre tilt rod, is ideal for enhancing colonial or cottage-style homes. The most light and visibility are provided by shutters with several panels when a hidden tilt rod is used, giving the space a more contemporary appearance.

The Finishing Touch Is a Frame.

It's crucial to pay attention to how the wall and shutter appear to transition visually. The shutter molding can dress up the opening, whether thick or thin, contrasting in color or complementary. L-shaped, T-framed, casing frames, and more options are available.

What Kinds of Shutter Materials Are There?

Aluminum Bahama Shutters

High-quality aluminum Bahama shutters are designed to protect your family and house against hurricanes. The materials used to create these Aluminum Bahama Shutters are of high quality, so you can be sure that your family is safe.

Composite Bahama Shutters

FL Bahama Shutters' composite Bahama shutters perfectly capture the beauty and functionality of classic shutter design. These shutters, made of high-quality materials, will look great for years to come and require no maintenance.

Wood Shutters

Real wood shutters add a certain warmth and coziness to a room, and they weigh a lot less than hybrid, poly, and faux wood shutters. However, wood can distort in locations with high humidity, whereas imitation wood does much better in wet conditions.

Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters, which are made of polyresin and mimic traditional wood in appearance, offer moisture resistance in areas with high humidity, such as bathrooms. Additionally, faux wood shutters are extremely sturdy and scratch-proof.

Plastic Shutters

Our poly shutters are manufactured with a patented recyclable, non-toxic, and flame-retardant construction and provide all the sturdiness and feel of real wood shutters. These shutters have a clean, proprietary finish and are simple to maintain. No need for repair, painting, or replacement is required.

Hybrid shutters

In hybrid shutters, the robustness of solid poly panels is combined with the traditional elegance of real oak frames. The result is a unique window covering that serves many purposes beyond aesthetic appeal. The panels help decrease energy costs and make rooms more comfortable by insulating windows and doors 65% better than shutters made entirely of wood. The panels' painted, glass-like coating that has been laser-baked also blocks harmful UV rays. There is no yellowing, warping, splitting, chipping, or cracking.

Custom-Made Shutters

No matter what style components and materials you decide on, you can be sure that our simple-to-install, specially designed interior window shutters that fit the specific measurements of your windows are always the ideal choice.

For inside mount window shutters, how to measure:

First, If you want to hang shutters inside the window frame, make sure your window is deep enough by measuring the distance from the glass to the outside edge of the window casing. Choose an outside mount if the window casing depth is less than 2 inches.

Next, gauge the width from top to bottom in three different locations. Then, determine the height from the window sill to the top left, center, and right points.

Measurement Procedures for Outside Mount Window Shutters:

Simply follow the same procedures to measure the inside window mount.

If you have a window sill, increase the width measurement for normal L-frame shutters by 4 inches and the height measurement by 2 inches. When measuring the height without a sill, add 4 inches.

If you want designer-frame shutters, increase the width measurement by 5 inches and the height measurement by 2 inches. When measuring the height without a sill, add 5 inches.

We at FL Bahama Shutters have a simple-to-install Alumunium Bahama shutter as well as Composite Bahama Shutter for you, regardless of whether the design of your home is mid-century contemporary, farmhouse chic, or an eclectic blend of the two. Window shutters can be used in limitless combinations of louver widths, panel configurations, frames, and colors to make any home a pleasure to live in.

Call (239) 895-4383 to get your free quote today!

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