Almost 99 percent of window shutters on homes are wrong resulting in very bad curb appeal. See if your shutters are bad and learn what to do right to make your home look its best.
Aluminum storm windows are your best bet to not only save heat but protect your original windows from the elements. Protecting your window with a storm window also defers window maintenance. The secret to energy savings is to have storm windows with Low E glass. This is something that the older storm windows do not [...]
Examples of Good vs. Bad Window Shutters BAD: Shutters are mounted to sides of window and flat against siding. They look flat and cheap. No shadows. Good: Shutters are mounted on hinges on the window casing providing the appearance of being able to close. Depth and details are obvious. Bad: Fake plastic shutters. Better to [...]
Window Shutter Options Give up? Don't want to buy new exterior wood shutters? Check out some Optional Mounting and Shortcuts for Vinyl Shutters By now you should thoroughly understand the correct and ideal way to mount shutters is to use hinges even if you plan to only use your shutters as decoration. There is one option, or [...]
What Shutter Style is Right for My House? To determine shutter style, look at old photos. If you don't have any, look around your neighborhood for similar houses and see the kind they have. You can usually tell if the shutters are original. Keep in mind that your house may have been built in 1800 [...]