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What Are Exterior Shutters For?

Picking Exterior Shutters for Your Home

Exterior shutters do more than make your home look nice. They can help cool it down and defend against hurricanes. Learn more about the custom varieties available from Louver Shop of Charleston.

Exterior shutters do more than make your Charleston windows look great. They can potentially make it cooler and protect it against storms.

With a variety of styles available, how do you know which is right for your home?

Our Louver Shop of Charleston design professionals can help align 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 complimentary!

We make the most popular exterior shutter styles customized for your style.

Categories of Exterior Shutters

Raised panel shutters on a home

Raised Panel Shutters

Raised panel shutters were initially used in the cold climates of the northeastern United States. Homeowners back then used them to defend windows frames and glass from winter winds, ice and snow.

Contemporary shutters from Louver Shop of Charleston are elaborate and easily customizable.*

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Which Home 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 options for exterior shutters.

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

Functional louvered shutters supply privacy and security.* They also let ambient light and airflow into your home. Decorative louvered shutters deliver distinctive 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 connected horizontally with a batten.

These shutters unite rustic design with bold dimensions. Their character gives homes a mix of old-world style and country charm.

Functional board and batten shutters close against windows to defend 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 top choice in the Caribbean to block intense sunlight while still letting soft, ambient light and cooling breezes to pass through. These top-hinge shutters can be secured against your windows for storm defense.*

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Which Home 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 created from tough aluminum to defend your home against high winds and soaring debris.

And you can secure your home against hurricanes in minutes, not days. You only have to secure the hurricane shutters against your home when a storm is approaching.

For even immediate storm protection, rolling hurricane shutters operate with the touch of a button. They roll into an unnoticeable housing box while not in use, so they don’t detract from your home’s architectural appeal.

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Exterior Shutters Built to Last

Our shutters are built to last for years to come. And our exclusive finishes retain their rich colors, keeping your shutters looking good for years.

Customize them with a choice of materials, colors, hardware and more. We produce our shutters here in the USA, so you’ll be enjoying them in practically no time. That means three weeks or sooner, much of the time.

Plan a free consultation with Louver Shop of Charleston today to start building the custom exterior shutters of your dreams.

*Not hurricane rated.

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