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What Are Exterior Shutters For?

Choosing Exterior Shutters for Your Home

Exterior shutters do more than make your windows look good. They can help cool it down and defend against hurricanes. Learn more about the custom options available from Louver Shop of Columbia.

Exterior shutters do more than make your Columbia windows look nice. They can potentially make it cooler and protect it against storms.

With a selection of styles available, how do you find out which is a good fit for your space?

Our Louver Shop of Columbia design specialists 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 for free!

We make the most in-demand exterior shutter styles customized for your style.

Categories of Exterior Shutters

Raised panel shutters on a home

Raised Panel Shutters

Raised panel shutters were once only used in the chilly climates of the northeastern United States. Homeowners at the time used them to cover windows frames and glass from winter winds, ice and snow.

Now, shutters from Louver Shop of Columbia are detailed and highly 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 options for exterior shutters.

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

Functional louvered shutters supply privacy and security.* They also let ambient light and airflow into homes. Decorative louvered shutters deliver noteworthy style and a touch of color.

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Which Building 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 linked horizontally with a batten.

These shutters unite 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 Architecture 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 block 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 defense.*

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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 let go of style for hurricane protection.

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

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

For even faster storm protection, rolling hurricane shutters are set up with the touch of a button. They roll into an unnoticeable housing box while not in use, so they don’t distract from your home’s architectural charm.

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Exterior Shutters Built to Last

Our shutters are created to last for years to come. And our lasting finishes retain their rich colors, keeping your shutters looking good for years.

Personalize them with a choice of materials, colors, hardware and more. We manufacture our shutters here in the USA, so you’ll be admiring them in a flash. That means three weeks or sooner, much of the time.

Schedule a free consultation with Louver Shop of Columbia today to start creating the custom exterior shutters of your dreams.

*Not hurricane rated.

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