Exterior window shutters help preserve windows from weathering, and they provide privacy, security and protection from bad weather.
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Solid or louver panels are the most common type of shutters. Manufacturers may offer a range of other options such as tongue-and-groove and solid panels with designs cut out of them. Shutters can be made of traditional wood, as well as composites, aluminum, vinyl and a range of other materials. Wooden shutters require more regular maintenance than other materials such as aluminum and vinyl. Whatever material you choose, it is worth buying prefinished shutters—louvered shutters are very time-consuming to paint. Most shutters come with catches to hold them closed and tie-backs to secure them in an open position.
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