Shutters are window treatments that are attractive and functional. Most people prefer having them indoors but for people who seek extra privacy and shelter from storms, shutters can adorn exterior windows as well. Below is a list of the different types of shutters meant for exterior use.

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Louvered shutters have angled slats that allow air and light to pass through. These have a more defined look than the more low-key panel shutters, and work best on homes that are ornate, classical or casual in appearance:

  • Victorian
    ·         Italianate
    ·         Federal and Colonial (operable louvers are common on second floors of these style homes)
    ·         Georgian
    ·         Cape Cod
    ·         Ranch
    ·         Greek Revival Source: DIYNetwork

These slab-like window coverings hail from the American Old West. They are highly durable in temperate and tropical climates alike. They are side-mounted, and meet in the center of the window. Source: EstatemillWork

A combination shutter is simply a mix of two or more shutter styles—in this case, the shutters are a louvered, raised-panel, cut-out combo. This style is a great choice for homeowners who want a customized, one-of-a-kind look that reflects their style and personality. Source: BobVila

Raised and Solid Panel
Panel shutters utilize panels in its design, similar to the decorative panels seen on a front door or kitchen cabinet door. Some of the fancier styles may even contain cut-out shapes or designs for added visual appeal. Panel shutters are great for luxury and contemporary homes. Source: SpokaneExteriors


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