At Southern Shutters, Shades & Blinds, we offer a full line of exterior shutters to give your home the character and appearance you’ve always wanted. Our exterior wood shutters have timeless appeal, and they’re handcrafted from Western Red Cedar. Not only are these shutters well suited to withstand the test of the elements, but their natural wear also adds beauty and personality to your home’s overall aesthetics, which synthetic materials cannot imitate. Read on to learn more about our custom-made exterior shutters.
Few woods match the performance and durability of Western Red Cedar, a naturally decay-resistant wood. That’s why this is our material of choice for exterior shutters in Austin. Harvested from the coastline of western Canada, this straight, light weight, and tight-grained wood is certified sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council. We also offer other options like Spanish Cedar, Cypress, and African Mahogany, according to your preferences.
Our Bahama style shutters come in 2 different slat designs and 8 different slat widths to meet your desired style. This option offers a variety of custom choices, from European design to traditional louvers in a wide range of widths.
During your in-home consultation, we can review your options and help you decide which is best for your needs.
Our board and batten shutters can help you achieve a desirable Mediterranean feel. And, for more classic, ranch-style architecture, we can add a Z-board. Our construction also includes one-inch thick, equally spaced boards that are custom sized. Your board width is directly determined by the shutter width and board count. Each board and shutter have stainless steel screws and wooden pegs to prevent sagging, and we enhance this construction through the use of water-proof exterior glue.
When you have shutters on the outside of your home, you likely won’t need to adjust them. With our fixed louvers, you can enjoy the aesthetics of your dreams without worrying about the outdoor elements impacting any mechanisms. No matter the type of shutter, we can create a classic, yet custom appearance for your home with fixed louvers.
Our raised panel shutters can be designed to meet almost any specifications, which is just one of the benefits of choosing Southern Shutters. If you have a design in mind, just let us know! Our skilled, experienced carpenters enjoy making our customers’ dreams come true by personalizing our raised panel shutters to meet their needs.
Although our exterior products are assembled with mortise & tenon joints and built to last, they still require maintenance, just like the wood siding on your home or the cedar fence around your backyard. While we use decay resistant woods, in order to extend the longevity of these custom shutters, one should plan on applying a new topcoat every 5-10 years, depending on their degree of direct exposure to the sun, rain and other elements.