Shutter Specifications

Shutters By Design is truly your one-stop shutter shop to appreciate your home. We offer a complete custom program to fit your specific needs. Our shutters are made to order with your project in mind. Each piece is handmade with care, precision and excellence. In almost every style is a full range of options to use your creativity to design your own uniquely personalized shutter. 


The sections below feature our specifications for each shutter type broken down by material: Vinyl, Pine, Redwood, RockBridge Composite, Mahogany & Cedar. We have provided our standards along with limitations on customization options. If any of these limitations affect your intended design, please reach out to us directly and we will work together to make your concept come to life. Envision the stylish, yet enduring beauty that Shutters By Design can bring to your home.

 

Vinyl

Vinyl shutters have the advantage when it comes to budget, maintenance and quality. They also have an authentic look, so you won’t lose out in the style stakes either. While personal preference is considered, vinyl remains one of the best options in the market. Our vinyl is made from an admirably long-lasting material that is not easily damaged by prevailing weather conditions. The non-porous surface works well in high humidity or damp settings because they will not warp. Our vinyl shutters can withstand some hitting from external objects without damage. Vinyl shutters are also a great option for the on-the-go home owner since vinyl shutters require very little maintenance and upkeep. 

Installation: Shutters must be installed in accordance to mounting instructions provided in packaging.

 

 

Pine 

Pine is abundantly grown across the southern United States, making this superior product easily available and affordable. Our Pine shutters are made from hand selected Southern Yellow Pine Graded C or better. It is golden in color and has a beautiful wood grain pattern that is 99.9% knot free. Pine is the perfect material for homeowners looking for a budget-friendly, durable wood option.

Installation: Shutter can be installed as either a fixed or operable panel. It must be installed in accordance to mounting instructions provided in packaging. We highly encourage no nailing or screwing through the face of the shutter but if unavoidable, screw or nail head must be filled and painted over to keep water from penetrating wood.

 

 

Redwood 

California Redwood is a great alternative to Cedar. It is very economical in price but similar in appearance. Our Redwood is 97% clear with at least 75% heart wood. The color can range from light pinkish brown to a deep reddish brown. It is attractive, durable and long lasting which makes it a perfect choice for shutters.

Installation: Shutter can be installed as either a fixed or operable panel. It must be installed in accordance to mounting instructions provided in packaging. We highly encourage no nailing or screwing through the face of the shutter but if unavoidable, screw or nail head must be filled and painted over to keep water from penetrating wood.

 

 

RockBridge Composite 

RockBridge is our composite option made from JELD-WEN’s Extira material. Extira is a treated wood composite made from wood fiber, phenolic resins, zinc borate, and a water repellent. It is 90% wood, yet resists moisture, rot, and termites. This is the ideal choice if you are looking for a long-term shutter option. RockBridge Composite does not have any wood grain or wood features and therefore is intended to be painted. Due to the longevity and affordability, of RockBridge Composite, it is our most popular shutter product.

Installation: Shutter can be installed as either a fixed or operable panel. It must be installed in accordance to mounting instructions provided in packaging. We highly encourage no nailing or screwing through the face of the shutter but if unavoidable, screw or nail head must be filled and painted over to keep water from penetrating wood.

 

 

Mahogany

African or Sapele Mahogany is one of our most striking shutter species options. Mahogany is a dark golden to dark reddish brown in color and very smooth. It has a natural luster and is very durable which appeals to most homeowners. Our Mahogany is the highest grade, 99.9% knot free and has a tight straight wood grain. Due to its’ beauty and durability it is a terrific shutter species choice. 

Installation: Shutter can be installed as either a fixed or operable panel. It must be installed in accordance to mounting instructions provided in packaging. We highly encourage no nailing or screwing through the face of the shutter but if unavoidable, screw or nail head must be filled and painted over to keep water from penetrating wood.

 

 

Cedar

Cedar is the most popular species choice in construction and wood working projects. It is not only stunning, but extremely durable which makes it ideal for shutters. Cedar is reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks of darker red and brown areas. Our Cedar is Grade B or better with a straight and tight wood grain and 99.5% knot free.

Installation: Shutter can be installed as either a fixed or operable panel. It must be installed in accordance to mounting instructions provided in packaging. We highly encourage no nailing or screwing through the face of the shutter but if unavoidable, screw or nail head must be filled and painted over to keep water from penetrating wood.