The Different Styles of Faux Wood Shutters

Posted By Volterra Jun 29, 2020

Adding exterior shutters to your home is an easy way to add both architectural interest and dimension to your home. In our last blog post, we shared some helpful tips for choosing exterior shutters for your home. If you are considering getting shutters for your home, we encourage you to check it out. But as a quick review, determining the proper size, considering the appearance of your home, and choosing the right style and material are essential to finding the best exterior shutters.  

Personally, when it comes to material, we think faux wood shutters are the way to go. Not only do they replicate the appearance of real wood, but they are also incredibly durable, easy to install, and are much more affordable than real wood shutters. The different stains and textures of these faux shutters fit with just about any architectural style and color scheme, but it’s choosing the right style that is the icing on the cake when it comes to shutter installation and enhancing your home’s appearance and curb appeal 

What Exterior Shutter Style is Right for You?

In our recent post, we briefly touched on the common shutter styles available: raised panel, louvered, groove plank, and gap plank. If you’re struggling with deciding which option is best for you, we’re here to help! Below, we’ll dive into these different shutter styles and how they can boost your home’s exterior appearance.

Raised Panel Shutters

A beloved design that adds traditional charm, paneled shutters are found on homes nationwide. Because they have a low profile, raised panel shutters well with almost any style home, from suburban single-family ranch to country-cottage style homes.

Louvered Shutters

Louvered shutters have angled, overlapping slats set into the frame to create a well-known and defined look that suits any exterior. However, this shutter style is especially popular among homeowners that have colonial, Victorian, and other traditional-style homes. 

Groove Plank Shutters

Grove plank shutters offer a more unique look compared to raised panel and louvered shutters. These shutters are an easy way to add an Old World or rustic charm to your home’s exterior, thanks to their simple construction. They are two-to-four boards that are typically held together with two cross panels that go horizontally across the shutter.

Gap Plank Shutters

Gap plank shutters are very similar to groove plank shutters — their simplicity makes them a great option for farmhouse style homes or homes with brick or stone siding. The biggest difference between the two is that gap plank shutters have a slight gap in between the boards, which can help with adding dimension to your interior. These too come in two-to-four board options and still have two horizontal cross panels.

While it may not seem like it, shopping for exterior window shutters can be a tedious and time-consuming task. At Volterra Architectural Products, our selection of faux wood shutters makes the shutter buying process easy, painless, and as quick as possible. Not only are these a more durable, cost-effective alternative to real wood shutters, but the different available styles also make it easy to find the perfect option for your home. To shop our collection of faux wood shutters, click here.