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4 Hints to Keep Shutters from Fading

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. Most 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 identical. Some are off-the-shelf styles manufactured overseas. Others are custom shutters created here in the USA just for your house. When you’re weighing longevity and keeping your shutters looking their best, quality is key. Factors that influence quality include material, finish and production location.

Seek an established company with a solid track record of outstanding customer satisfaction. We founded Louver Shop of Charleston on shutters and have been custom producing them in Gainesville, Georgia, since [[year]]. While we’re proud of our shutters, we don’t say we’re number one. Our customers do in the hundreds of reviews they’ve left on our website.

2. Choose the Right Shutter Material

Exterior window shutters come in many different materials. Some of the most popular include:

  • Aluminum—sturdy 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, where you live and how you want your house shutters to look. Our Louver Shop of Charleston design consultants are locals, so they are knowledgeable about 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 from the comfort of your living room without any obligation or pressure to buy.

3. Choose the Right Shutter Finish

Whether you want traditional black or bright 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:

  • Eco-friendly.
  • Retains its rich color while resisting discoloration.
  • Long-lasting and won’t crack.
  • Won’t stain or encourage mildew.
  • No harmful fumes.

Quality shutters will also be backed by a performance guarantee, both for craftmanship and the paint. Louver Shop of Charleston 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 paint. To clean them:

  • Add dish soap to a bucket of warm water.
  • Use a soft brush to apply the soap and gently scrub.
  • Rinse with a hose.

If your shutters have faded, you can try using an outdoor color restoration product. But in most situations, it may just be time to get better shutters. We’d love to show you why Louver Shop of Charleston is the #1 choice* for custom exterior shutters. We make upgrading your shutters stress-free, from a streamlined ordering process to quick production and professional installation. Call us at 888-428-1415 to request your free consultation today.


 *Based on a national survey conducted by Vernon Research Group, November 2018.

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