The right shutters can boost your curb appeal and make your home the envy of the neighborhood. They’re a big investment, so it’s annoying when the color begins to fade. The majority of shutter materials can’t be refinished, so they’ll need to be replaced when they get discolored. Here are four hints that will help you select fade-resistant shutters.
1. Choose the Right Shutter Company
All exterior shutters aren’t the same. Some are ready-made styles manufactured overseas. Others are custom shutters produced here in the USA just for your house. When you’re weighing longevity and keeping your shutters looking their best, quality is most important. Factors that influence quality include material, paint and production location.
Seek an established company with a good track record of excellent customer satisfaction. We founded Louver Shop of Orlando on shutters and have been custom manufacturing them in Gainesville, Georgia, since [[year]]. While we’re proud of our products, we don’t say we’re number one. Our customers do in the hundreds of reviews they’ve left online.
2. Select the Right Shutter Material
Exterior window shutters come in a variety of materials. Some of the most popular include:
- Aluminum—strong and some styles are storm rated.
- Composite—looks like wood but lasts twice as long, needs less maintenance and won’t rot.
- Fiberglass—lightweight and resists expansion.
- Vinyl—most economical material.
The ideal material depends on your budget, your location and how you want your house shutters to look. Our Louver Shop of Orlando design consultants are locals, so they understand the conditions and weather you face.
We’ll help you choose the ideal style and material during your free, in-home consultation. You’ll receive expert advice and see product samples up close without any obligation or pressure to purchase.
3. Choose the Right Shutter Finish
Whether you want classic black or eye-catching yellow outdoor shutters, a superior finish will keep them gorgeous for years. We use water-based paint on our shutters. Here are just a few benefits of this kind of paint:
- Maintains its bright color while resisting discoloration.
- Long-lasting and won’t crack.
- Won’t stain or encourage mildew.
- No toxic fumes.
Quality shutters will also include a performance guarantee, both for craftmanship and the paint. Louver Shop of Orlando shutters are covered against warping, cracking, chipping and peeling.
4. Keep Your Shutters Clean
Dirt, dust and grime can accumulate on your outdoor window shutters over time and dull their finish. To clean them:
- Mix dish soap into a bucket of warm water.
- Use a soft brush to apply the soap and gently scrub.
- Rinse with a hose.
If your shutters have become discolored, you can try using an outdoor color restoration solution. But in most situations, it might just be time to get higher-quality shutters. We’d love to show you why Louver Shop of Orlando is the #1 option* for custom exterior shutters. We make upgrading your shutters easy, from a simple ordering process to fast production and professional installation. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to request your free consultation today.
*Based on a national survey conducted by Vernon Research Group, November 2018.