Window shutters have been used on San Jose, CA replacement windows probably since California was founded. Why this long history? Before window glass was invented, shutters were used to let air and light into a home during the day. They were also used to protect the home at night or during bad weather like summer storms or winter colds.
Even though all windows these days have glass, shutters are still a great addition to your home. Shutters are decorative and functional, as they can help keep the sun from warming your home too much when it’s hot outside and can add lots of classic style to your house’s décor. Both indoor and outdoor window shutters can be made in many different styles and types, from different louver sizes, construction, to varied designs and more. Read on to learn more about the different types of window shutters so you can find a wonderful option for your house.
- Plantation Shutters – Probably the most well-known and used shutter type, Plantation window shutters have wide louvers that make it easy to block unwanted light and temperature alike. When open, their large slats allow for a wider outdoor view. When closed they have a tight fit that blocks weather.
- Café Shutters – Café shutters are named for the French cafes in which they were originally used. These window shutters only cover the bottom half of a window and generally have louvers.
- Ellipse Arch Shutters – These window shutters are always a special touch, as they cover the half-circle archways often seen on customized windows. Their louvers open in a semi-circular pattern.
- Panel Shutters – Panel window shutters look like small, skinny doors. Solid with a colonial feel, they generally are made up of a wood panel, vapor barrier, and a decorative covering.
- Rake Top Shutters – Similar to Ellipse Arch Shutters, Rake Top window shutters are usually customized shutters for unusually shaped window tops. Their slats move on angles so even the sharpest window corner is still operable.
- Shaker Shutters – Shaker window shutters are known for their simple style and ultimate functionality. They are often plain in a traditional way and can complement a classically designed home.
- Cutout Shutters – Cutout shutters have customizable shapes and designs cut out of the louvers. You can have ship or star cutouts for a nautical home or geometric shapes for a modern space.
These are only a few of the many different kinds of shutters you can get for your replacement windows. California Custom Creations is here to help if you want to learn more about replacement windows in San Jose, CA, or have questions about which shutters to choose. We have years of experience in the window replacement industry and would love to use that experience to help you make your home better. Please stop by and visit us or give us a call for more information about what we can do for you and your windows.