Frequently Asked Questions
Fiberglass Shutters vs Vinyl Shutters
What is the difference between Fiberglass and Vinyl exterior shutters?
We get this question alot. Vinyl shutters are meant to be decorative and to add to your home's curb appeal at a lower cost than other materials. Fiberglass shutters are solid and have a front and back so they may be hung on hinges. Fiberglass is the most durable and most expensive material option for exterior shutters.
Manufacturer's Lead Times
What is the lead time for custom exterior shutters?
Although lead times may vary by manufacturer, on average the lead time for exterior shutters is 3-4 weeks. Vinyl shutters are the exception with an average lead time of 2 week or less.
Measuring for Exterior Shutters
How do I measure for exterior shutters?
If you could go back 100 years in time, you would see exterior shutters being used to keep houses cool and to keep out bugs and insects. Since the shutters closed over windows each shutter was half the width of the window and the height equalled the window height. This is the rule of thumb for measuring exterior shutters still today - even when the shutters are not going to be closed. It is just a guide though... as long as you balance the size of the shutter with the window size, your project will be a success.
Wood Composite Shutters
What is wood composite?
Wood composite shutters are made from a material called Extira. This material is very similar to composite decking material. In fact Extira can be used for trim or decking applications. The material is resistant to moisture and is very durable. When selecting wood composite shutters make sure you look at the finish process offered by the manufacturer.