The right shutters can improve 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 repainted, so they’ll need to be replaced when they fade. Here are four hints that will help you choose 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 home. When you’re considering longevity and keeping your shutters looking their best, quality is key. Factors that impact quality include material, finish and production location.
Seek an established company with a good reputation of excellent customer satisfaction. We founded Louver Shop of Charlotte 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 won’t expand.
- Vinyl—most economical material.
The right material depends on your budget, where you live and how you want your house shutters to look. Our Louver Shop of Charlotte design consultants are locals, so they are knowledgeable about the conditions and weather you face.
We’ll help you find 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 purchase.
3. Choose the Right Shutter Finish
Whether you are looking for traditional black or eye-catching yellow outdoor shutters, a premium finish will keep them beautiful for years. We use water-based paint on our shutters. Here are just a few benefits of this type of paint:
- Maintains its bright color while resisting fading.
- Long-lasting and won’t crack.
- Won’t stain or attract mildew.
- No toxic fumes.
Quality shutters will also be backed by a performance guarantee, both for craftmanship and the paint. Louver Shop of Charlotte 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 clean.
- Rinse with a hose.
If your shutters have become discolored, you can try using an outdoor color restoration product. But in most instances, it might just be time to replace them with higher-quality shutters. We’d love to show you why Louver Shop of Charlotte is the #1 choice* for custom exterior shutters. We make updating 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.