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Exterior Shutters Frequently Asked Questions
Are your exterior shutters made of real wood?
Exterior Shutters are manufactured in the following materials:
Hybrid using both Composite and Aluminum for different components
Each exterior shutter style will note what material it is available in
How do I know what style to get for my house?
There is no "right or wrong" answer to this. We suggest browsing our galleries to see what appeals to you and what similar styled homes have used.
What colors are available?
Paint - We primarliy use Sherwin Williams paint colors, but we can match most paint manufacturers for the color of your choice
Powdercoating - is available in 185 colors
Stain - We recommend Sikkens colors for exterior staining of the Cedar/Cypress Products, as it is extremely durable.
How long will it take from order to installation of my exterior shutters?
Exterior Shutters usually take 4-6 weeks from order to installation.
What about installation?
We professionally install our exterior shutters, but you can DIY this to save a little money.
I don't know what style options to choose, can you help?
Yes! We will bring shutter sample panels, color selectors and many years of expertise to our measure and quote appointment and assist with best style and installation methods for your home's exterior.
How do I know what hardware to choose?
The hardware required depends on the installation method you prefer. You can see the installation/hardware options on our Installation page(click here) and the Hardware page (click here). We can work with most hardware choices on any panel, but we will assist you with a hardware recommendation.
What should I budget for authentic exterior shutters?
The cost of exterior shutters varies by window size, style, hardware and choice of material.
As a general rule, we recommend budgeting approximately --
$300 - $450 for the Everwood Composite
$400 - 600 for the Cedar/Cypress Wood and the Hybrid Styles
$450 - $750 for the Endurance 100% Aluminum Powdercoat
Will exterior shutters need to be repainted?
While all finishes require some maintenance, we are proud to say that most of the materials we use greatly reduce the care & maintenance over any type wood or vinyl shutter! Here is what we recommend to keep your color looking fresh!
Endurance Aluminum Powdercoated Shutters are approximately a 15+ year finish
Everwood Composite Shutters are approximately a 5-10 year finish
Cedar / Cypress are real wood and will need to be re-stained or painted every 3 - 5 years
These are general recommendations. Lighter color finishes and the finish on shutters covered by porches or roof lines may last longer. Note that things like gutter spill over, heavy tree or foliage cover or a salty environment may cause finish degradation and require more frequent maintenance.
What is the warranty on exterior shutters?
The Endurance Aluminum has a structural lifetime warranty - Impervious to moisture, insects, or rot.
The Everwood Composite has a structural 10 year warranty - Highly Resistant to moisture, insects or rot.
The Cedar/Cypress Wood has a structural 3 year warranty - Very high quality exterior wood, but a natural product. Very durable under porches and when the finish is rigourously maintained.