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How Much Value Do Shutters Add to Your Home?

How Much Value Do Shutters Add to Your Home?

Answer: It depends. 

Look, we'd love to be able to give you a neat and tidy calculation for the return on investment you can expect from adding shutters to your home … but it's not that simple. The numbers depend on a lot of things — like your location, home and shutters style, and the housing market. 

However, here's what we can tell you: Upgrading or adding shutters to your home can vastly improve curb appeal, which is one of the top advantages you can give your home when you put it on the market. 

First impressions mean a lot — and deteriorating shutters or bare-looking windows can turn off a prospective buyer before they even have the chance to see the inside. Shutters are known for giving homes a "finished" look that can help your facade stand out from the competition.  

Plus, investing in shutters that will last can put prospective buyers at ease that they won't have to incur the cost of replacement shutters within the first few years of ownership. By choosing a shutter option that will last — like composite — you can add a little extra peace of mind into the sale.  

So, while we can't give you a dollar for dollar comparison, we can tell you this: Adding new shutters to your house will improve the facade. And that can go a long way with increasing the value. 

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Your Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

Your Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

It's almost a new year — and that means it's time to talk about home maintenance.  

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5 Steps to Prep Your Home for Winter

5 Steps to Prep Your Home for Winter

Prepping your home for colder weather doesn't have to be a daunting task. 
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How Long Can You Expect Your Shutters to Last?

How Long Can You Expect Your Shutters to Last?

Of course, wanting to know how long you can expect your shutters to last is a perfectly reasonable question.
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3 Easy Ways to Add Privacy to Your Home

3 Easy Ways to Add Privacy to Your Home

Now that we're all spending so much more time at home, it's no surprise that many people are looking for new, simple ways to add a little extra privacy to their homes. However, you don't have to turn your house into a bunker to feel more secluded — with even just a few small tweaks, you can create your own oasis. 

Invest in easy-open and easy-close blinds

If you have blinds that are cumbersome to open and close, you're more likely to either leave them always open (no privacy) or always closed (no natural light). Neither option is great, which is why making the switch to blinds that are easy to open and close can help you have privacy when you need it and let the light in when you don't. 

Strategically landscape

Especially helpful for backyards, planting bushes or trees along your property line can give you home more of a private, closed-in feel. Many people opt for privacy landscaping over a fence so their yard will feel more like a hidden retreat and less like a blocked off space. 

Use functional shutters 

For extra privacy, functional shutters might be just what you need. This can be an extra effective investment if you have a side of your home that receives direct sunlight where you also want to lower your cooling bill. Functional shutters can block the sunlight and block your home from any passersby. 

Of course, the type of privacy you need often depends on your living situation and surroundings. Find a solution that works best for you, then kick back and relax — in privacy. 

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Is It Time to Get New Shutters?

Is It Time to Get New Shutters?

If you've never had to replace your home's shutters before, figuring out when to finally take the plunge can be an overwhelming task. For starters, how do you know when your shutters need replacing?  

While there's no secret formula to know exactly when it's time to replace your shutters, there are certain standards you can look for. Following these steps to determine if it's time for new shutters:  

  1. Inspect each shutter for wear and tear. Note the extent of the damage. Does the wear and tear affect how the shutter is attached to the home? Does it appear to be getting worse with time? 
  2. Ask yourself if a fresh coat of paint will solve your shutter issues. If the answer to this question is yes, it may mean that the problems with your shutters are primarily cosmetic and just need a little TLC to improve. 
  3. Ask yourself if replacing the hardware on your shutters will solve the problem. If you have rusted or broken hardware, replacing that first may be your better bet. 
  4. Ask yourself if you like the way your shutters look on your home. If the answer is no, it may be time to replace your shutters...just because you want to! As far as we're concerned, that's as good of a reason as any to get new shutters. 

Ultimately, the decision to get new shutters is a judgment call that only you can make. However, if you're interested in refreshing the facade of your home and improving your curb appeal, new shutters is one of the most comprehensive and decisive ways to do so. 

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