We really don’t need to tell you, but when it comes to windows shutters, you actually have different choices. But thankfully for you, the choices can be roughly divided into four, that is, in terms of design: full height shutter, half-height shutter, tier-on-tier, and solid. In this article, we are going to walk you briefly through them.

Full height shutters cover the height of the entire window while half-height shutters or cafe shutters cover only the lower half of your windows to give you privacy. On the other hand, tier-on-tier shutters cover the entire windows, however, the top and bottom are divided so that you can close one and keep the other open. Solid shutters, meanwhile, are made of solid wood or some other solid material.

If you take a look at the different products available on the market, you will see that shutters are really nothing more than uniformly-cut sticks that are laid on a frame horizontally.

In terms of material, shutters can either be made of solid wood, composite material or plastic. We are not going to tell you which type of material to use here, but we are going to tell you to make a plan. The first step in the right direction is to consult a design expert. If you search for them online, you will see that there are many designers out there that specialize in shutter design. We know a great company that does screen porch windows called Sunspace Twin Cities and they recommended several companies for me to check out. He says when he installs his porch windows, he often gets requests for shutters.

They can help you decide on the color, design, and material of your shutter especially if you show them your house. Probably one of the most difficult things about installing a shutter is choosing one that will actually enhance the interior of your house and not make it look like a prison, which is why you need people who are better at it than you.