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What Are Exterior Shutters For?

Picking Exterior Shutters for Your House

Exterior shutters do more than make your house look great. They can help keep the temperature down and defend against hurricanes. Learn more about the custom options available from Louver Shop of Raleigh.

Exterior shutters do more than make your Raleigh home look great. They can also make it cooler and protect it against storms.

With many different styles available, how do you figure out which is best for your space?

Our Louver Shop of Raleigh design experts can help match 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 provide the most popular exterior shutter styles customized for your home.

Styles of Exterior Shutters

Raised panel shutters on a home

Raised Panel Shutters

Raised panel shutters were once only used in the chilly climates of the northeastern United States. Homeowners at the time used them to protect windows frames and glass from winter winds, ice and snow.

Contemporary shutters from Louver Shop of Raleigh are detailed and thoroughly 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 requested selections for exterior shutters.

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

Functional louvered shutters offer privacy and security.* They also let ambient light and airflow into your home. Decorative louvered shutters deliver noteworthy style and a touch of color.

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Which Home 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 attached horizontally with a batten.

These shutters unite rustic design with bold dimensions. Their character gives homes a dash 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 Architecture 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 pick in the Caribbean to stop intense sunlight while still letting soft, ambient light and cooling breezes to come through. These top-hinge shutters can be fixed 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 looks for hurricane protection.

Storm louvered shutters and storm Bahama shutters look like traditional wood styles. But they’re made from durable aluminum to defend your home against high winds and soaring debris.

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

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

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Exterior Shutters Created to Last

Our shutters are made to last for years to come. And our incredible finishes retain their rich colors, keeping your shutters looking great for years.

Make them your own with a choice of materials, colors, hardware and more. We produce our shutters here in the USA, so you’ll be enjoying them in a flash. That means three weeks or sooner, many times.

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

*Not hurricane rated.

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