Originally panel shutters were more common in colder regions where snow, ice and heavy winds could damage window frames and glass. But as window quality improved, protection from the elements became less important. Exterior shutters remain an influential element of homes today, even if they only serve as ornamentation. With a variety of options to choose from, panel shutters are a popular finishing touch. In general, rustic, raised or flat panel shutters create a formal yet inviting style to your home. The Panel Series, beautifully detailed, look similar to doors or kitchen cabinets and because they have a low profile, they blend well and are a perfect go-to option for any style home.