You might be taking the exterior shutters on your San Jose, CA replacement windows for granted. You’re not alone, as many homeowners don’t fully understand the different kinds of exterior window shutters, how to install them, or how to care for them, and simple mistakes in these categories can turn stylish and efficient shutters into money and curb appeal killers.
The best way to avoid common exterior shutter mistakes is to have all the information, and a good place to start is with the basics. A window shutter is a stable and solid window covering generally featuring a frame of vertical stiles and horizontal rails on the bottom, center, and top. The frames usually have louvers, either horizontal or vertical, and operable or fixed, to allow customized natural light and airflow.
Window shutters are good solutions for taking charge of the amount of sunlight that enters a room, boosting privacy, enhancing security, and protecting against weather or unwanted intrusion or damage. Exterior window shutters also add to the curb appeal of a home with timeless style. Some shutters and mounted to fit within the window opening, or can be built to overlap the opening depending on preference and application.
Though the term window shutter can mean both interior and exterior shutters, exterior shutters have a classic appeal that adds traditional European beauty to any home without going over budget. There are many different kinds of exterior shutters, but the most common are:
If you have more questions on exterior shutter options for the replacement windows on your San Jose, CA home, you can reach out to California Custom Creations by visiting us or giving us a call. We’re happy to help however we can.