MeasuringWhen determining the size of your shutter it is very important to keep in mind that for an authantic look, the shutters when closed should look like they will cover your entire window.
Shutter Width: Measuring your window opening left-to-right. To determine the individual shutter width, divide the overall window width measurements by 2. For example if your window is 32 inches wide than (32" divide by 2 = 16 inches wide shutter).
Shutter height: The shutter height is the total window height top-to-bottom not including the window sill.
Functional Shutters: If the shutter is to be functional you need to allow for 1/4" clearance around all four sides to the smallest window opening size. You must also allow for a 1/4" gap between the two shutters at the center of the window.
Inch Fraction: The inch fraction is the balance of the total shutter height.
For example: after measuring you have determined that you need a total shutter height of 59-1/2" inch than inch fraction is 1/2". If your required shutter height is 60" than the inch fraction would be 00".
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measuring for shutters installation >>
MaterialWe use a proprietary composite wood material for all the components of this shutter. This material is manufactured via a patented steam injection technology process that uses 90% wood with phenolic resins, zinc borate and other ingredients that make this material moisture, rot and termite resistant.
Our proprietary composite wood material is substantial in weight which provides strength and structural integrity for years to come. We do not use pre-fabricated, stamped, molded, or vacuum formed materials when building our classic shutters.
shutters specifications sheet >>
AssemblyEach shutter is hand assembled and individually built on-site in our facility. Use a specially formulated catalyst adhesive intended solely for use with our proprietary composite material. After assembly each shutter is hand sanded to a smooth finish.
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Shutters Hardware Installation
(Classic shutters collection)
FinishEvery shutter receives a finishing process that includes a primer coat, two finish coats and a proprietary oven curing process to further strengthan and enhance the finish. Our finishing coats use a specially formulated industrial two part acrylic urethane finish that chemically bonds to the shutter material.
By partnering with the world leader in finishes, we have the ability to match any color with a 100% color match guarantee
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WarrantyTen-year structural component warranty against, cracking, splitting, rotting and excessive warping.
Ten-year factory paint finish warranty against peeling or flaking..
See warranty document: shutters waranty>>