When you see a house for the first time, one of the first things you notice are the windows. Are they big or small? Are they a simple square or an unusual shape? Are they plain or decorated? And do they have shutters? Shutters complement most homes; they add an element of traditional beauty.Call Us Today, to schedule your free estimate on decorative exterior shutters from Trela Roofing & Remodeling. Exterior shutters can be either decorative or functional. In areas prone to tornados, such as those by the in our area, shutters are useful. They can be closed to protect the glass of the window from damaging winds. In times when there is no threat of inclement weather, the shutters are left open. These decorative shutters are inoperable and cannot close. They do not offer any protection in bad weather. Still, though, homeowners love these exterior shutters for their class and beauty. Shutters give houses a homey look; they provide a welcoming hospitality. Exterior shutters can be made of vinyl, wood, and faux wood. They also come in a variety of styles, including louver, panel, raised panel, or a combination. One type of shutter that is gaining in popularity is the “farmhouse” look. These shutters, officially known as board-n-batten, give country warmth even to city houses. This look is particularly effective on homes with porches. Decorative and operable shutters generally are sold in three styles: louvered, raised-panel and board and batten.Louvered shutters give homes an authentic historical appearance. Whether Mediterranean, Mission, or Minimal, any style of home can fit with louvered shutters. Depending on the proportions of the room, windows, and furniture, a narrower or wider louver may be more appropriate to the style of the home. Shutters can feature either fixed or adjustable louvers, in any variety of configurations to suit the style of your project.Raised panel shutters are a frame with solid panels inside that look similar to the doors on your kitchen cupboard. These shutters are very common in New England. The traditional colonial style home usually has this type of shutter.Board and batten shutters give your home more of a rustic look, and are generally used on cottage style homes. However, this style of window shutter can also look great in the right modern suburb. Board and batten shutters were traditionally used on barns in Europe, but have evolved into the most contemporary exterior shutter.
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