Six Questions To Ask Before Choosing Outdoor Shutters


Outdoor shutters have changed significantly over the years, and if you’re thinking of buying outdoor shutters for your home there are a few aspects you should consider. Modern versions are available in a wide variety of materials, styles, finishes, and levels of quality, and making the wrong decision can be costly in the long run. To help you choose the right solution for your home, have a look at the top six questions to ask before you buy outdoor shutters.

1. What type of material should I choose?
Outdoor shutters were traditionally made from timber, but are now available in a variety of materials, including wood, aluminium, plastic and PVC. The material will determine the strength and style of the product, as well as how long it will last. Wooden shutters are a beautiful and eco-friendly option, but are subject to moisture damage, rot, stains and damage from insects. Alternatively, aluminium shutters are much stronger and durable, and if they are manufactured from quality materials and coatings, they should last much longer than a wooden shutter.

2. What styles of shutters can I choose from?
Outdoor shutters are available in a variety of styles and designs, which makes it easy to choose outdoor shutters that suit your home’s exterior perfectly. Ask the supplier about their different shutter design options. The designs can be fixed, sliding or bi-fold. Your outdoor area, as well as how you plan to use the product will dictate which design is best for you. You should also be able to choose between a wide variety of colours, and finishes to suit the look you are after.

3. What are the benefits of using outdoor shutters?
Outdoor shutters can make a big difference to the comfort and appeal of your home.
Firstly, these products are extremely effective at adding a layer of privacy and protection to your home. Outdoor shutters can be closed partially or fully at any time to block the view from outside, but you can keep the individual slats open to allow light and air to flow into the space. Quality outdoor shutters will also protect windows and patios from strong winds and storms.

4. Will installing outdoor shutters affect the value of my home?
Most definitely yes. Traditionally window shutters are often added to homes as decorative features that add charm to its exterior, but outdoors shutters go beyond and above the aesthetic, and instantly adds visual appeal as well as an extra level of functionality to a home. Installing quality, well-designed outdoor shutters is a solid investment in any home.

5. How much maintenance do these shutters require?
Time is precious, and most of us don’t have a lot of spare time to look after our outdoor shutters. That’s why the ideal outdoor shutters should require only little care and maintenance. To ensure this, choose products that are manufactured from good quality materials such as marine grade stainless steel, and is UV rated. These materials are much less likely to rust or fade and generally only require regular cleaning with a sponge and soapy water.

6. Do these shutters come with a warranty?
A warranty on your outdoor shutters isn’t just a guarantee that your product will be replaced or fixed if it breaks prematurely, it is also the manufacturers promise and commitment to only installing products that will remain in a top condition for many years.

Installing outdoor shutters is a big investment in your home, and to ensure the best end results you should work with one of the leaders in the industry to install the perfect solution for your home. Bozzy Shade Blinds has been designing, manufacturing and installing outdoor shutters in Perth for over eight years, and is now also becoming one of the most talked about outdoor blind companies in Brisbane. Their team takes pride in delivering the highest standard of customer service and products to all their clients, and can also assist you in choosing the ideal shading solution for your home. For more information call 1300 800 234 or visit their website today.