Sun, May 29, 2011
Adding beauty to your house is not a difficult task. Outdoor window shutters plays a vital role in improving the exterior of your house even though if your house is old. They are attractive and are available in variety of sizes, shapes and colors. By adding sophistication and style to your house, you can easily make your home appealing and stand out of the rest of the houses in your area.
Outdoor window shutters are used for different purpose apart from decoration. Some use them as protection from insects, while some to keep the house cool from inside in summers. They are also used as protection from winds and storms in southern parts of country.
There are different materials of window shutters but the most commonly used materials are aluminum, wood and vinyl.
- Aluminum shutters are gaining popularity day by day as they are cost-effective and compared to others they don’t need scrapping or re-painting on regular intervals. They are available in hundreds of colors and are water-resistant. Thus one drawback is they may be prone to rusting.
- Vinyl shutters are also a good option. These are durable and cost-effective and are quite light-weighted which makes its installation easier. From distance, they look beautiful but if you go near, they look like plastic.
- Wooden shutters are comparatively expensive but looks the most beautiful compared to others. Cedar is the best wood to serve your purpose as it absorbs moisture in itself therefore not letting your wood to decay.
After choosing the material, comes the design. The different designs are traditional louvered design, raised panels, even board and batten etc. Do a thorough research on the internet where you will find detailed study of all the designs and choose the design which goes with the exterior of your house.
Different store are there in town to guide you and give you the best shutters and install them. Ask your sales person about the product quality, life expectancy and their cleaning methods. It is also important to know the substance used for cleaning and how to clean shutters properly without damaging them.
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