Shutters are as practical as they are beautiful. Depending what type of shutter you go for you can be guaranteed a feeling of solidity and timelessness for any room. They keep out the light and provide both a visual and with the right materials a physical deterrent for any unwelcome intrusion. Indoor shutters are simply classy (think plantation shutters for example) and outdoor shutters come in such gorgeous styles that they can instantly give any exterior a clean modern vibe, a colonial touch, or that classic mediterranean look. So give us a call and let’s talk shutters.
Shutters can be wood, vinyl, or composite. There are benefits for each type of shutter material, whether you are looking at plantation shutters or any of the other interior shutter types. Vinyl is certainly the cheapest option but we hesitate to recommend the cheapest vinyl shutter types on the market because lower grade types can be prone to cracking or even shattering. All vinyl shutters are excellent at dealing with moisture though, so vinyl definitely has its place. Then there’s wood which is the gold standard of shutters, a beautiful material although one that does come at a price, and composite which offers some of the best of both worlds. Let us talk you through the pros and cons of each type of material.
We love plantation shutters (also known as plantation blinds) and so do you it seems since they are reportedly the most popular type of shutter across the United States and certainly the type you’ll see the most down South. What makes a plantation shutter is the style with wide louvers, often over 4 inches wide, which means fewer louvers and helps create an uncluttered, elegant look. Those louvers can be wood, vinyl, or composite; which is actually MDF wood fibres compacted and covered in a vinyl layer.
Café shutters are sometimes called half shutters - reasonably enough since they cover just the lower half of the window. The name comes from their origin in the cafés and bistros of France and they bring a classy look but have a decidedly practical reason. That half coverage makes them perfect for ground floor windows where they block out the curious glances of passers by but leave the upper half of the window unobstructed for that full light effect. That works both ways too. By closing off the lower part of the window with an elegant shutter it is also possible to block off the view of cars parked on the street while leaving the view of sky and trees completely clear.
Interior Shutters and Exterior Shutters
We don’t just do interior shutters; we do exterior shutters too. Like indoor shutters, exterior shutters come in any number of styles to give a distinct style to your property and they come in a variety of materials too. Since we have no shortage of weather here in Ohio we like to talk to you about the toughness of all of the materials you can choose from and give you an idea of maintenance requirements. So let’s talk.