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What Are Exterior Shutters For?

Selecting Exterior Shutters for Your House

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

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

With a variety of styles available, how do you find out which is right for your house?

Our Louver Shop of North Alabama design specialists can help match 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 offer the most in-demand exterior shutter styles customized for your windows.

Styles of Exterior Shutters

Raised panel shutters on a home

Raised Panel Shutters

Raised panel shutters were originally used in the frigid region of the northeastern United States. Homeowners often used them to defend windows frames and glass from winter winds, ice and snow.

Contemporary shutters from Louver Shop of North Alabama are detailed and easily customizable.*

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Which House 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 choices for exterior shutters.

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

Functional louvered shutters provide privacy and security.* They also let ambient light and airflow into windows. Decorative louvered shutters deliver unique style and a splash of color.

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Which Architecture 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 attached horizontally with a batten.

These shutters unite rustic design with distinct dimensions. Their presence gives homes a mix 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 Building 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 stop intense sunlight while still letting soft, ambient light and cooling breezes to go through. These top-hinge shutters can be fixed 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 sacrifice beauty for hurricane protection.

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

And you can defend your home against hurricanes in minutes, not days. Simply secure the hurricane shutters against your windows when a storm is approaching.

For even immediate storm protection, rolling hurricane shutters operate with the touch of a button. They go into a subtle housing box while not in use, so they don’t take away from your home’s architectural features.

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Exterior Shutters Built to Last

Our shutters are built to last season after season. And our lasting finishes retain their rich colors, keeping your shutters looking great for years.

Make them your own with a choice of materials, colors, hardware and more. We make 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.

Plan a free consultation with Louver Shop of North Alabama today to start designing the custom exterior shutters of your dreams.

*Not hurricane rated.

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