What are Colonial Shutters?
Colonial style hurricane shutters protect your home while giving it a traditional appearance. They are designed and built to meet or exceed all Florida Miami/Dade Building Code requirements. Colonial shutters protect your home or business from hurricane damage as well as provide protection from the damaging effects of the sun, rain and wind. They also reduce UV levels and help with energy savings through controlled exposure.
Colonial shutters come together to cover the window from beside the wall where they are attached. This type of shutter is usually latched open beside the window when not in use. They can both enhance the beauty of the home and provide shade. They are easy to manage, open or close by a single person.
Although there are many different styles to choose from, standard colonial shutter louvers are wedge shaped. The louver is commonly about an inch from front to back, but different sizes are available.
Colonial shutters are timeless and offer a quaint peaceful feeing to a home. A well constructed colonial shutter is comparable to fine furniture. These shutters can either be painted or stained to match the decor of the home.
The availability of colonial shutters in recent years has decreased. Only a few remaining manufacturers kept this shutter style alive. Now, there is a resurgence of demand for colonial shutters. No longer limited to New England, they can now be found in homes throughout the United States. The more common term for colonial shutters is Traditional shutters, or colonial blinds.
The U.S. Department of Energy recomends during cold winter months to open interior window coverings on south-facing windows during the day - allowing sunlight to naturally heat the house. Close shutters or other window coverings at night to reduce the chill from cold windows.
- Colonial shutters protect your home while giving it a traditional appearance.
- They can often make the house look more beautiful, and increase it's value.
- Colonial shutters can be made to design arched, curved or angled.
- Colonial shutters have been approved in many historical districts that must keep the look and feel of a standard wood shutter.
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