Examples of Good vs. Bad Window Shutters
The following photos are all from the same house. I guess the owner was either confused or had a short attention span because the shutters are hung three different ways. There are many windows on this house. Some are correct, but most are wrong.
Hightstown NJ, is a very preservation minded town with some great buildings. Unfortunately, this house is the exception looking like a clown house with its drunken mixed up shutters.
First to the right we have a perfectly hung shutter.
Wood arched shutters with operable louvers.
The shutters on this window are installed backwards.
If the shutters were to close they would not fit into the arched shape of the window.
Here is another ridiculous looking window.
Rectangular shutters that are too tall on an arched window.
One would question the integrity of this homeowner.
Board and Batten shutters are the oldest type of shutters.
Use them on an 18th century cottage home.
They made their comeback in the 1920’s with cutouts designs.
NEVER EVER should they have spaces between the boards.
Homes with these shutters do not belong on this planet.
There is an epidemic of contractors AND homeowners destroying the character of homes as seen in the above examples. This incorrect way is now the standard! If shutters cannot be mounted properly, a house would be better without any at all; otherwise, they can ruin a house and even the neighborhood. As you drive down the street, begin paying attention to shutters and you will now see the difference.