Exterior Shutters FAQs

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Why should I invest in custom exterior shutters?

There are many, many advantages to choosing custom created shutters, rather than stopping by your local superstore; the most obvious being the quality and look of the shutters. Custom shutters simply look, fit and age better than bargain brands. A well-crafted custom fitted shutter outlasts and outshines any mass-produced alternative. Another advantage is quality. With custom shutters by Southern Shutter Home, your shutters will last a lifetime. With the proper maintenance they will aesthetically be complimentary to the exterior of your home. We stand behind our quality shutters, so strongly that, we offer a lifetime guarantee.

How much do exterior shutters cost?

With so many options available, custom shutter pricing varies. Making decisions in style, number of windows, materials, cut-outs, finishing and more can influence a price greatly. Taking advantage of years of expertise in the shutter industry is a plus for all potential clients.  Which is why Southern Shutter Home offers a free measurement and design consultation to all potential clients to deliver the most accurate pricing.

What purposes do exterior shutters serve?

Exterior shutters serve many purposes. They control sunlight and airflow, provide privacy and security, protect against harsh weather and enhance the aesthetic of a home or building.

Do exterior shutters increase home value?

Yes! Beyond improving the appearance of a home and creating unique functionality, custom exterior shutters send the message: “I care about my home.” Custom shutters show potential buyers, that you’ve invested quality into your home keep by selecting the best quality, to showcase your home’s building quality. This reflects in appraisals and in the first impressions of shoppers.

Are exterior shutters in style?

Exterior shutters never go out of style! While certain styles go through spikes in popularity, Southern Shutter Home focuses on providing quality shutters that stand up to the test of time and maintain a classic look no matter how long they’ve been on a home.

Do houses look better with shutters?

Shutters can complete the look of a home, but only if they’re done correctly. Custom created, properly fitted shutters improve the look of a home and even increase home value. Certain styles of shutters will complement the aesthetic of a home design, while the appropriately selected shutter will elevate your home to a whole new level. For example: Bahama shutters enhance the appearance of coastal homes, giving them a more relaxed and welcoming feel. Plantation shutters add a more elegant and sophisticated look to a home. Both options boost the optics of the architectural design of a home, although in different ways.

Can you install shutters yourself?

One lesson we carry throughout our lives is “just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” In theory you could go to a big-box store, purchase shutters off the shelf and take them home for a DIY project. But we wouldn’t recommend it. Not only is there a clear and decisive difference in the look of big-box and custom shutters; big-box shutters are likely to cost more than you anticipate. They don’t age well, requiring replacement after just a few years, and they need frequent refinishing. They also often don’t include hardware. Without the exact measurements, proper tools and experience, installing store bought shutters is simply a risk of your valuable time, effort, damage to your home and money.  In contrast, custom shutters are designed with your exact home in mind. They are cut to your exact window measurements and designed to perfectly match the rest of your home. You don’t run the risk of improperly installing them.  Best of all, they stand up to the test of time, which is why Southern Shutter Home shutters come with a lifetime warranty.

What is the best material for shutters?

We offer natural wood and composite shutters at Southern Shutter Home. Each option has advantages and disadvantages depending on their use, but we stand behind both of our natural wood and composite shutters by offering a lifetime warranty on all custom shutters.

How long should exterior shutters last?

With custom shutters by Southern Shutter Home, your shutters will last a lifetime, and they’ll look great the entire time. We stand behind this quality so strongly that we offer a lifetime guarantee.

What kind of shutters should I get?

Choosing your style of shutter is purely a personal decision. Certain styles seem to be easy choices for homes – Bahama shutters near the beach or board and batten shutters on farmhouse homes, for example – but there is no “right” shutter for a home or region. At Southern Shutter Home, we’ll walk you through all of your options for design, customization and style. By the end of our process, you’ll feel confident in your decision of the perfect shutter for your home.

How long does installation take?

Depending on the size of your home and the number of shutters being installed, the process is relatively quick and is typically completed in 1- 2 days. Our installation professionals are always courteous, experienced and respectful of our clients and their homes.