Shutters Add Appearance and Protection
A century ago shutters were as much a part of a window as the sash and were used to shut out wind and inclement weather as well as protect the glass windows from damage during heavy storms. Today’s window materials are much stronger and less likely to break and are used more for appearance than for protection. They are available in many styles including:
• Raised Panel
• Board and batten
Traditionally, shutters will be about three-fourths of an inch thick with wide flat louvers and many will have a ridge at the top, bottom, and center for strength. Shutters that are made for wider windows may also include a mullion down the center of the shutter for added strength. At Sunshine Contracting, we use Mid America shutters; check out our style and color options in more detail below.