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What Are Exterior Shutters For?

Choosing Exterior Shutters for Your Home

Exterior shutters do more than make your windows look great. They can help keep the temperature down and defend against hurricanes. Learn more about the custom options available from Louver Shop.

Exterior shutters do more than make your home look nice. They can also make it cooler and shield it against storms.

With a selection of styles available, how do you know which is right for your space?

Our Louver Shop design professionals can help line up your needs (and wants) with custom exterior shutters. We’ll bring the showroom to your living room, take measurements and provide you with a no-obligation quote—all at no cost!

We offer the most popular exterior shutter styles customized for your windows.

Categories of Exterior Shutters

Raised panel shutters on a home

Raised Panel Shutters

Raised panel shutters were initially used in the cold region of the northeastern United States. Homeowners often used them to cover windows frames and glass from winter winds, ice and snow.

Now, shutters from Louver Shop are elaborate and thoroughly customizable.*

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Which Home Styles Work Best with Raised Panel Shutters?

  • Colonial 
  • Farmhouse 
  • Georgian 
  • Historic 
  • Ranch

Louvered shutters on a porch

Louvered Shutters

Louvered shutters are one of the most popular choices for exterior shutters.

The centuries-old design of open louvers provides a polished look.

Functional louvered shutters provide privacy and security.* They also let ambient light and airflow into homes. Decorative louvered shutters deliver distinctive style and a hint of color.

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Which Home Styles Work Best with Louvered Shutters?

  • Cape Cod 
  • Colonial 
  • Cottage/Bungalow 
  • Craftsman 
  • Farmhouse 
  • Ranch

Board and batten shutters on a home

Board & Batten Shutters

Board and batten shutters have wide, vertical planks attached horizontally with a batten.

These shutters merge rustic design with striking dimensions. Their character gives homes a flourish of old-world style and country charm.

Functional board and batten shutters close against windows to secure against wind, snow and other elements.*

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Which Home Styles Work Best with Board & Batten Shutters?

  • Cabins/Cottages 
  • European/Tudor 
  • Farmhouse 
  • Mediterranean/Spanish 
  • Mission 
  • Ranch

Bahama shutters on a home

Bahama Shutters

Bahama shutters are a favorite in the Caribbean to stop intense sunlight while still allowing soft, ambient light and cooling breezes to come through. These top-hinge shutters can be secured against your windows for storm security.*

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Which Architecture Styles Work Best with Bahama Shutters?

  • Coastal/Beach 
  • Tropical 
  • Contemporary/Modern

Hurricane shutters on a house

Hurricane Shutters

You don’t have to give up looks for hurricane protection.

Storm louvered shutters and storm Bahama shutters look like traditional wood styles. But they’re made from durable aluminum to protect your home against high winds and flying debris.

And you can protect your home against hurricanes in minutes, not days. You only have to secure the hurricane shutters against your home when a storm is coming.

For even immediate storm protection, rolling hurricane shutters operate with the touch of a button. They go into an unnoticeable housing box while not in use, so they don’t distract from your home’s architectural appeal.

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Exterior Shutters Made to Last

Our shutters are created to last for years. And our lasting finishes retain their vibrant colors, keeping your shutters looking top-notch for years.

Make them your own with a choice of materials, colors, hardware and more. We manufacture our shutters here in the USA, so you’ll be enjoying them in no time. That means three weeks or sooner, in most cases.

Request a free consultation with Louver Shop today to start designing the custom exterior shutters of your dreams.

*Not hurricane rated.

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