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A Look at Wood
|Shutters are a
wonderful addition to any home. They give the home an air of
warmth and comfort, a feeling of home. They can be traditional
or modern, farmhouse shabby or city chic.
Shutters can be made from a variety of materials, from vinyl to faux wood.
The most popular, however is wood. Wood shutters, in general,
are better made than their vinyl or faux counterparts. Though
they are more expensive, they also add tremendous value to your
home. Additionally, wood shutters offer more choices in style
and design. They can be bought for all sizes and shapes of
windows. For the moment, that is simply not the case with vinyl.
If you live in a historic or landmark area, preservation of the
history is important. Wood shutters are far more likely to reach
that goal. In fact, some custom shutter companies will guarantee
that their wood shutters are historically accurate.
Wood shutters can also be used inside the home. Plantation shutters are
installed inside the windows in place of blinds. These offer
added privacy and shade. Though they are offered in other
materials, they are most often made of wood.
Wood shutters are available in most types of wood, including cedar, pine,
oak, and maple. The shutters can be etched to be louvered,
paneled, or raised paneled. The type you choose simply depends
on personal preference and the look of your home.
Wood shutters are relatively easy to install, and require only a few tools.
Detailed instructions can be found on the Internet or at home
improvement stores. Shutter manufacturers also offer
instructions for installation. If you prefer to have someone
else do the installing, you can hire a local contractor. Some
shutter companies also offer installation at an additional
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