Coastal homes have long found exterior Bahama shutters beneficial to enhance and preserve a comfortable tropical lifestyle. The iconic design of this alternative louvered shutter style is both attractive and practical. Bahama shutters suspend from the top of the window with hinges. Braces simultaneously extend from the building to push the bottom of the wood shutter away from the house.
The awning-like installation of wood Bahama shutters creates a shadow over the window during peak hours of intense heat. Louvers are placed on regular intervals and are perfectly angled to deflect intense sunlight away from the structure while also promoting cooling breezes to pass through the home. This energy-efficient climate control method is an effective way to harness natural resources to save on expensive air conditioning and electrical utilities.
Louvers on this style of shutter point down and away from the house, so when the panel is lifted the occupants can see outside. The fixed louvers are slotted into the side stiles so they cannot break free. The joints between stiles and rails are doweled, glued, and secured with a screw. ShutterLand exterior Bahama shutters are built for strength and longevity with solid components cut to precise length. Custom sizes are offered so the wooden shutters perfectly fit each window.
Homeowners generally leave Bahama shutters propped open. However, the arms, or stays, can quickly be released to allow the panels to hang vertically. The closed positioned interrupts sight lines to deliver privacy from neighbors or pedestrians. Canopy shutters can also provide protection from the impending rain and winds of a tropical storm or hurricane. The slanted louvers shed water away from the window and moderately shield from high winds and flying debris.
Wood exterior Bahama shutters are perfect for houses and businesses located in warm balmy climates nestled near the water. Their distinguished seaside quality are particularly favored in the southern states of California, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The strength and whimsy of tropical these shutters is also widely desired in the Caribbean islands, the Bahamas, and Bermuda.
Most Bahama, also known as Bermuda, shutters feature a signature vertical sub-stile. The sub-stile divides the louvers into multiple horizontal sections. Panels that exceed 40 inches in width require at least one sub-stile, otherwise it is optional. Individual wood shutters can be constructed up to a width of 85 inches for ultra-wide areas. Windows in excess of the maximum width may use multiple exterior Bermuda shutters.
ShutterLand manufactures outdoor Bahama shutters from three species of solid premium wood. Western Red Cedar, California Redwood and African Mahogany. All woods are kiln-dried and responsibly sourced from SFI certified forests. Composite and vinyl materials are not produced because they lack the necessary features and functionality that only wood can provide.
Western Red Cedar shutters garner the most attention of all exterior construction materials. This coniferous tree is consistently selected to build outside Bermuda shutters. The impressive performance of western red cedar is why homeowners keep choosing this hardy resource. Solid Bermuda Cedar shutters paint well and deliver years of reliable service.
California Redwood shutters are similar to cedar in composition and life expectancy. The beautiful timber is preferred by home improvement professionals and novices who seek high-performance exterior Bermuda shutters at a slightly lower cost.
African Mahogany shutters are noticeably dense and heavy. The wood naturally repels moisture and prevails in harsh salt-air climates. The long lasting rigid forms are a strong defense against natural tropical elements.
Paint colors of outdoor Bahama shutters often integrate the surrounding culture. ShutterLand can custom match any color necessary to complete your coastal home. Cottages, bungalows, mansions, and resorts in Miami and Key West, Florida frequently utilize pastels like green, yellow, blue or pink. Apartments, duplexes, and estates in New Orleans, Louisiana the selections may be darker outlandish hues of green, blue, black and red. Many other waterfront homes in cities like Myrtle Beach, San Diego, and the more northern Sea Isle City or Cape Cod employ the universally fashionable white shutters.
All ShutterLand exterior shutters are affordably priced. You will need only the width and height to get an instant quote for any window shutters online. The cost displayed includes free shipping.
Purchasing used house shutters may be an option, but recycled panels rarely come up for sale. There is not a standard window size, so obtaining the size and quantity needed could be extremely difficult.
If your cabana, gazebo, or full house could benefit from the installation of exterior Bahama shutters, we are here to help. We provide detailed specifications for all products and direct you to find the best solution for your application.