Lightweight and very easy to install. Lots of sizing options!
We could always tell there was something wrong with our home. Something was out of proportion. We finally figured out that it was the shutters. At some point in the home's past, a previous owner had removed the original shutters and replaced them with new shutters. The original shutters had been 16" wide each. The replacements were only 14" wide. You could see a paint outline where the old shutters had been painted.
The replacement shutters had not aged well and had turned gray and warped. We started looking for new shutters. But home centers only carry 14" wide shutters. So we checked our old friends at Architectural Depot. Found these custom shutters that could be ordered in a variety of widths and an almost limitless set of lengths!
Measuring and ordering were quite easy. The shutters arrived fairly quickly, delivered via UPS. I was easily able to move several boxes of them together since they are very light.
Removing the old shutters didn't take too long. There were a number of screws that had already fallen off, so I only had to remove a few per shutter.
To install the new shutters, I used the provided "Shutter Loks." The Shutter Loks really made the whole process easy. You hold the shutter by the wall (brick in our case) and eyeball where you want to put the first anchor. With brick, you want it to go through the mortar (and not the brick).
I then marked a spot on the shutter and drilled through. I held the shutter back up to the brick and made a mark through the shutter to the mortar. I then drilled the mortar using a 1/4" masonry bit about 2" deep. After that, it's just a matter of tapping the Shutter Lok into place. Each shutter needs 4 - 6 Shutter Loks, so the process takes a little time, but if you can hold a drill and use a level, you can install these.
The hardest part if getting the first Shutter Lok in place. I had no helper, so I had to depend on one hand to hold the shutter and another to use a marker to mark the spot to drill. But this is where the shutters being lightweight is a HUGE advantage. You can easily hold the shutter with one hand while running the drill or using a pen.
Even though the shutters are lightweight, I can tell they are durable, and the glossy black color shines so nicely. Our home looks brand new again!
The construction was Lund and the color was good.
Custom vinyl shutters
Easy to install and no maintenance. This product is a great solution for any project that calls for shutters! Thanks for a great shopping experience. It was easy to order and came earlier than you promised.
Custom Vinyl Shutters
Very good product overall. Being able to select the exact size shutter so that they're proportionally accurate to my window size makes a tremendous aesthetic difference. My only complaint is that the corners of the shutters are constructed differently for different size shutters. On some, the top cap nicely covers the ends of the side rails. On others, it is held back exposing the ends of the side rails. There does not appear to be any rhyme or reason. When held back, the construction looks cheaper and more slapped together. Once installed, however, it's nearly impossible to tell a difference. It may be something worth looking into for high profile areas (front porches, etc). Perhaps someone from AD can respond to this review and shed some insight on why the different construction types.
Shutters look great and are a great value. Speed of delivery was excellent. Recommend them to anyone.
The shutters are a good color match and should look good when I get around to installing them.
Exactly what I wanted for the right price. Other places were extremely expensive for stock shutters. With architecturaldepot I was able to customize my order for reasonable price. Fast shipping as well.
Easy to install with understandable instructions.
Customer service was great.
New House Shutters 2 Pair
I ordered two pair of premium vinyl house shutters to replace ones that were wooden, partially rotten, and eaten by wood peckers. They were outstanding and went up fairly easily, after boring holes in the mortar of my brick house. I would recommend them to anyone wishing such replacements. I believe they will last for at least 20 years, possible much longer.
Better than anticipated
I did my research before purchasing these vinyl shutters. We didn't want to spend the money for composites, but wanted more than the box store flimsy vinyls. These were exactly what we were looking for and at a great price too!
Great prices- great service - quick delivery, you couldn't ask for more!
This item was hard to find in my area. Perfect size and material and it arrived fasted than expected!
Shutters ok.....customer service terrible!!!!!!!!
The shutter I purchased were nice however, when I ordered them I was not given the option over ther phone of what type of top I wanted. So the wrong top was put on the shutters. I contacted the manager... Andrea Milkie for 5 days straight, without a returned call. On the sixth day, when I called again...I got to speak with her instead of her voicemail. She was not willing to fix the problem. She told me I could purchase another pair at a discounted price. She was very rude and I don't believe anyone would call that good customer service to not return my phone calls for 6 days straight!!!!! Very unsatisified with customer service, when the order mistake was not my fault. Andrea kept stating she would put me in touch with person I ordered from. What good would this do when he's the one who gave me her name and said only she could fix the problem? I will never order from this company again!!!!!!!! EXTREMELY RUDE AND POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!! I would not recommmend to anyone they order from this company!!!!
shutters look good
Quick delivery, shutters look good, and were easy to install.
My new shutters make my house look beautiful!
Architectural Depot custom made vinyl shutters for my home. I was pleasantly surprised at how affordable they were and AD made the process so easy from ordering to installing. My new shutters make my house look beautiful! Thank you Architectural Depot. I'll be visting AD again!
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