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Is It Time to Get New Shutters?

Shutter Man

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. 
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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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