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Exterior Shutters vs. Interior Shutters: Which Is Right For You?

Exterior Shutters vs. Interior Shutters: Which Is Right For You?

If you are contemplating a home renovation, plantation shutters are likely on your mind! Not only do plantation shutters add a beautiful homey touch to any space, but they are extremely functional and versatile for any decor taste. In this article, we will be exploring the differences between exterior and interior shutters so that you can make the best decision for your home. 

Exterior Shutters For a Colorful Accent 

Exterior shutters are placed on the outside of the home, while interior shutters are placed on the inside windows. Exterior shutters do not provide the same functionality as interior shutters. Exterior shutters are installed primarily for aesthetic purposes, as they can provide a unique texture or pop of color to the outside of your living space. 

Protecting Your Home With Exterior Shutters

Exterior shutters can also provide an extra layer of protection for your window frames. They add another layer of defense in the case of storms or harsh winds. If you have older windows and want the edges to be protected, installing exterior shutters can act as a solution. 

Interior Shutters For Light Control 

If you are interested in having light control in your home, plantation shutters are a great investment. This is especially true if you have older furniture or items that are sun-sensitive! Plantation shutters allow you to control the exact amount of light that enters the room, perfect for homeowners with children who need to take naps or want to enjoy a mid-day movie. 

Privacy and Interior Shutters 

Interior shutters also provide a great layer of privacy. If you have young children or live on a small plot of land with other homes close by, interior plantation shutters can give you complete privacy that can’t be achieved with curtains alone. Not only that, but plantation shutters can be painted and re-painted to match your changing home decor and style, making them a great long-term investment. 

Temperature Control and Plantation Shutters 

If you live in a cold climate and spend your days cranking up the heat, plantation shutters are a fantastic way to help insulate your home. Listening to your home is extremely expensive, especially if you live in a place that is cold long-term. Having plantation shutters on your windows provides an extra layer of protection between you and the outside temperatures. This is a great solution for older homes or bedrooms that you want to keep extra toasty! 

We hope this article helps you decide if exterior or interior plantation shutters are the right move for your home. If you want to enjoy the benefits of interior plantation shutters, Shenandoah Shutters has you covered. Contact us today for an in-home consultation with one of our sales reps today, or visit our showroom to see everything we offer. We are so excited to work with you!

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Frank and Robin, Pasadena, MD

“We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the shutters! And so does everyone who has seen them! They are absolutely perfect!!! I’m so glad I bought them all at once! The installation was so professional and they were here on time, worked fast and did a wonderful job. This is really a first class company. Th arched window is just beautiful!

- Frank and Robin, Pasadena, MD

Larry & Sewel Reid

“We were so impressed with Marcia! I can’t say enough about our whole experience from Marcia. A great company to do business with. Thank you for the gift!”

- Larry & Sewel Reid

Lori Steinman

“Beautiful Shutters, Beautifully Made. I recently purchased Shenandoah Shutters for a small project to “check them out”. Shenandoah exceeded my expectations. I am so impressed with the quality and especially love the features that are unique to Shenandoah. Bravo to Shenandoah Shutters for their thoughtful designs and impeccable workmanship and to Amy for professionalism and support.”

- Lori Steinman

Candice & Peter A.

5 Star Quality & Installation!

We couldn’t be more happy with the outcome! What a transformation the shutters have made to our home, just perfect!

- Candice & Peter A.

Robert and Jean, Clifton, VA

“After installation, the installers were excellent in providing information on the shutter finish process and appropriate cleaning. This was most helpful and confirmed that these shutters are an excellent product. They are on all windows in my home and are beautiful!!”

- Robert and Jean, Clifton, VA

Donna Plummer

“The members of Shenandoah Shutters are extremely professional. The first contact came in and measured the windows that were to be done. The second contact was with the guys who installed the shutters. In and out and they look wonderful. Can’t be more pleased with these shutters.”

- Donna Plummer

Janet, Lynchburg, VA

“This company is fantastic. From the first contact we had with them (visiting their showroom) to the final installation, they are #1 professionals. After we visited the showroom, the salesperson came to our home, showed us a sample shutter, and made recommendations (and gave different styles) for our windows. After we accepted the contract, she made an appointment to come out and do exact measurements. We love our new shutters, and every element of this contract could not have been better. They even left a jar of VA peanuts!”

- Janet, Lynchburg, VA

Mila & Jimmie Baturin

“Fabulous Salesperson. Staff was efficient, organized and quick. Love the product”

- Mila & Jimmie Baturin

Julie Krajicek

“I am impressed by the level of professionalism by Shenandoah Shutters. From start to finish in all interactions, I was treated well. The product is outstanding quality. They look perfect.”

- Julie Krajicek

Doug and Carol, Chesterfield, VA

“A pleasure to work with – very organized, good communication, expert craftsmanship, done in a timely manner – a job well done!!”

- Doug and Carol, Chesterfield, VA

Jessica, Richmond, VA

“We love hearing from our clients – Here’s a review we received this week……..”My shutters were delivered and installed this morning. From start to finish the installation took about 90 minutes. I am beyond impressed with the high quality craftsmanship and over the moon with how gorgeous they are. I’d also like to note, that everyone from Marcia in sales, Jodi in billing, and the installers, whose names I didn’t catch, are supremely professional. As a Richmonder, I love that the money from my purchase stays in the local economy, too. I will be singing this company’s praises for years to come. Thank you, Shenandoah Shutters!” Jessica – Richmond, VA”

- Jessica, Richmond, VA

Lee & Cheryl Caslavka

“First Class all of the way. Amy, Jody and installation was a wonderful experience. Thank you”

- Lee & Cheryl Caslavka

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