The most rustic looking of popular exterior shutter styles, board and batten house shutters were the most common type of shutter in America until the mid-18th century, when lighter and open louver shutters became more common. The board and batten shutters could be bolted and were thick, sturdy and good at protecting homes from inclement weather and intruders. Today they are most often used as ornamentation that brings back the charm of that era in our history.
Style and Function
Although the name board and batten makes you think wood, as they were originally made from wood boards, they are often made today in inexpensive and durable vinyl. Exterior vinyl shutters, made of urethane materials, are resistant to cracking or rotting from sun or water damage, and require less maintenance than traditional wood shutters. Home improvement stores offer a wide variety of board and batten shutters. Widths of these types of house shutters usually vary more than louvered or raised panel shutters, and really allow you to achieve a unique look through the different sizes and styles. Some board and batten shutters have spaces between the vertical boards, to allow sunlight and air to pass through. The number of vertical boards typically ranges between two and five, with a board crossing these horizontally at the top and bottom. They are also available curved at the top for rounded window openings.
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easy to install. wish they were a little more sturdy. you can't beat the price
We knew what type of shutters we wanted....so found them, ordered them, and got them put on the house. It was such a quick and easy process and cheaper than our local business we would have ordered from.
Perfect and GREAT Price
Item came shipped exactly as I ordered very quickly & perfect
Dress My Home
We bought these for our side window that faces the street. We also purchased the arched shutters(77inch) for our front arch window. They look wonderful the color is exactly the color I wanted. They were easy to put up( we aren't real handy-andy people)
For the money, the curb appeal to our home is fabulous, I would recommend these to anyone looking for shutters.
I ordered shutters for some of our windows a couple of months ago from architecturaldepot. The original purchase, delivery and product were excellent. We decided to purchase more shutters for other windows. Totally satisfied with the architectural depot experience.
These were a great price to pay to get the look I wanted to update my house! Cheaper than the local hardware store. One of the pairs came with a small crack in matching corners (prob. due to shipping). A new pair was sent within a week without having to worry about it's return!
Shutters set the tone
We were extremely happy with our shutters. They arrived in a timely manner and in perfect shape. The color was what we thought it would be. The shutters were easy to install. They are a great addition to our home. We have had many positive comments and they have only been up for two weeks. We would recommend these shutters to everyone.
Lake House Shutters
Very nice complement to my cedar lake cabin.
Love my new shutters!
I absolutely love my new shutters. They look great. The ordering process was super simple and I am glad I found this site online.
Only issue I had was I was missing one set of screws. Not a big deal.
White Batten Board Shutters
Strong & lots of detail.
We love these shutters. We have black. We are the Envy of the neighborhood. I think I am going to get the same ones now for the back of my house if I can convince my husband to put them up. Love them, great purchase and good service!!
Add'l Board & Batten Exterior Shutters
Ordered 4 more sets to complete house. They are well priced and construction is satisfactory for a lake house.
What a difference!
Wow! What a difference shutters make! I ordered these for a house we are fixing up to sell. We have gone over budget, but these shutters were such a good deal I had to order them. Everyone has commented how much better the house looks, and I know that the shutters will last.
Great New Look
We replaced our old shutters and wanted a new look. We chose the standard board and batten- 14 inches wide(even though our old shutters were 14&3/4 inches wide)the new ones covered the old holes,they look much better on the house than they do right out of the box-the color was perfect,we chose tuxedo grey,the motar used with our stone is the same color-they matched beautifully-we ordered the hardware also,however,the "s"hooks we put up and now I have decided to remove them-we will leave the rest of the hardware-the hooks just don't look good next to the light colored vinyl.The pricing is excellent,we saved hundreds of dollars compared to a local store we considered ordering from.
A great decision and a great purchase!
It really changed and improved the look of our house-now we are painting our door and sidelights dark grey also!
We didn't have shutters on our house before we re-sided it and I knew I didn't want the type of shutter every other house had - so I was thrilled with Architecturaldepot.com selection.
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