The right shutters can improve your exterior and make your house the envy of the neighborhood. They’re a major investment, so it’s annoying when the color begins to fade. The majority of shutter materials can’t be repainted, so they’ll need to be replaced when they get discolored. Here are four tips that will help you select fade-resistant shutters.
1. Choose the Right Shutter Company
All exterior shutters aren’t identical. Some are ready-made styles manufactured overseas. Others are custom shutters produced here in the USA just for your home. When you’re weighing longevity and keeping your shutters looking great, quality is key. Factors that impact quality include material, paint and production location.
Look for an established company with a solid track record of outstanding customer satisfaction. We established Louver Shop of Wichita 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 the best. Our customers do in the hundreds of reviews they’ve left on our website.
2. Select the Right Shutter Material
Exterior window shutters come in a variety of materials. Some of the most used include:
- Aluminum—strong 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 budget-friendly material.
The right material depends on your budget, your location and how you want your house shutters to look. Our Louver Shop of Wichita design consultants live in your community, so they are knowledgeable about the conditions and weather you face.
We’ll help you choose the right 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 with zero obligation or pressure to purchase.
3. Select the Right Shutter Finish
Whether you are looking for classic 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 kind of paint:
- Maintains its rich color while resisting fading.
- Durable 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 workmanship and the paint. Louver Shop of Wichita shutters are guaranteed against warping, cracking, chipping and peeling.
4. Keep Your Shutters Clean
Dirt, dust and grime can accumulate on your outdoor window shutters over the years and dull their paint. To clean them:
- Mix dish soap into 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 instances, it may just be time to replace them with higher-quality shutters. We’d love to show you why Louver Shop of Wichita is the #1 choice* for custom exterior shutters. We make upgrading your shutters easy, from a simple ordering process to fast 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.