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How to Choose Window Shutters for Your Home

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Window shutters play many vital roles in your home. For one, they add a classic and elegant touch to your home exteriors. Installing them not only enhances the privacy in your living spaces, but also allows you to control the flow of natural air and light. They also improve your home’s security and energy efficiency. 

If you are looking to invest in exterior shutters, you must know what to take into consideration first. 

1. Consider your needs. When choosing window shutters for your home, you have to consider whether you need them to improve your home’s aesthetic appeal or take advantage of their practical usage. You can also have both: various shutter styles offer storm protection while adding an elegant touch to your property.

2. Know the different shutter styles. You’ll find that many window replacement companies offer shutters in many different styles, including louvered, board-and-batten, solid and raised panel, and plantation shutters. Each has their own unique configurations and profiles, plus they work well with a variety of architectural styles. Make sure to consult the professionals to help you find the right shutters that match your home’s prevailing architecture.

3. Find the right size. Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to shutters. In other words, they must be correctly sized so you can fully utilize them. The ideal shutters must cover and protect the windows as well as come with a style that matches them. They should also be lined up perfectly with the window hardware, including the lock rail. Both elements, shutters and windows, must complement and blend with each other.

Complete the look of your home with premium, custom-made shutters from Madison Door. Count on our team to also install new entry doors and replacement windows. Call us now at (973) 822-1693, or fill out our contact form for a free quote.