High-quality natural wood raised panel shutters have been used for centuries to make American homes more comfortable, safe, and attractive. We use three kiln-dried lumbers to forge stiles and rails that compose our line of premium exterior wood shutters. Each shutter is assembled with time-tested techniques for maximum strength and longevity. Flat, grooved or raised panel shutters are crafted from the Extira composite material.
California Redwood is a distinct species that is popular for construction of many outdoor structures, including decks and fences. It is lightweight, strong, and naturally resists insects and decay. We use Select Grade B (97% clear) Redwood, which may contain minor blemishes. It is a step down from top grade finishing lumber, yet perfectly acceptable for construction of exterior solid paneled shutters. The affordability of Redwood shutters results in the best overall value for wood raised panel shutters.
Western Red Cedar is the most common material for building exterior shutters in the industry. Cedar has many of the same qualities as Redwood, yet is less dense making it easier to sand and finish. We use Select Grade B (99.5% clear) and better Cedar to begin the manufacturing process. Cedar shutters sell at a slightly higher price point than Redwood.
African Mahogany is revered for its beautiful reddish-brown color and straight, even grain. This hardwood possesses superior rot resistance and is frequently used in boat building. Mahogany is often selected for the brilliant tones and patterns preserved by staining. 99.9% Select and Better grades are used in construction of our Mahogany raised panel shutters. Mahogany is heavier than other woods.
Economy Wood Solid Paneled Shutters
ShutterLand offers a introductory grade affordable raised panel shutters. These exterior panels are intended for use on buildings and homes that need a quick, inexpensive external restoration. Economy wood raised panel shutters generally have a shortened life because of the species and grade of wood. The raised or grooved panel is crafted from the Extira composite material.
Southern Yellow Pine is a versatile, dense species that is used in construction of many aspects of the home. We use 99.9% knot free Grade C or Better, and construct the panels with the same techniques applied to our premium wood shutters. Pine shutters are not yet available in the grooved panel style.
Extira is an engineered product formed with sustainable wood fiber (sawdust) and marine grade resins. The raw materials are pressed into dense rigid panels. Shutter components are cut from larger sheets and shaped to specification. Composite shutters can be hinged but have only one presentable side. Extira panels are priced less than premium wood shutters.
Vinyl Raised Panel Shutters
Ornamental vinyl shutters are used extensively to affordably and quickly enhance homes throughout the United States. Vinyl raised panel shutters may lack the warmth of pure wood, but they do add character with a relatively small investment. Vinyl shutters generally arrive quickly and require little minimal, strength, or handyman skills to mount.