Synthetic materials have only recently become an acceptable substitute for natural wood. Our composite solid paneled shutters are constructed from a high quality durable material that is impervious to moisture, rot, and termites. Composite shutters outperform wood in many categories.
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.
Premium Wood Paneled Shutters
High-quality natural wood solid paneled shutters have been used for centuries to make American homes more comfortable, safe, and attractive. We use two kiln-dried lumbers to forge stiles and rails that compose our line of premium wood shutters. Each shutter is assembled with time-tested techniques for maximum strength and longevity. The grooved or raised panel is 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 lumber, yet perfectly acceptable for construction of exterior solid paneled shutters. The affordability of Redwood shutters results in the best overall value for wood 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.
Economy Wood Solid Paneled Shutters
ShutterLand offers an introductory grade wood solid paneled shutter. These exterior panels are intended for use on buildings and homes that need a quick, inexpensive external restoration. Economy wood 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 available in the grooved panel style.