During the mid-1800s the window glasses came into wide use in the United States and then changed the way that the shutters were used. The shutters were no longer needed to protect people’s homes. They were placed in order to protect the expensive and fragile glasses. But as the quality of windows improved, protection from the different elements become less important and since then shutters became widely used as decoration.
Shutters Toronto main very important element in the composition of the exterior of houses today even if most of them are used as ornamentation. Well-placed and well-chosen shutters are great finishing touches. There are plenty of home designs that cannot be completed without the window shutters. However, shutters which are poorly installed and chosen can ruin the appeal of the house and its corresponding value. You need to consider different factors when placing shutters.
Shutter placement and sizes
Shutters will definitely not work on houses that do not have room for them. If a window is situated very close to a corner, the shutter can stick beyond the edge of your home. Consequently, on a house with siding, the shutter should not overlap the corner board.
Placing shutters correctly can be a difficult feat if the windows are very close to each other. The space in between the shutters on the adjacent windows should be at least half the length of a shutter. You should also consider that the size of the window or group of windows will be determined by the height and width of the shutter. Ideally speaking, the width of the shutters that are used in pairs on the windows should be in the measurement that is half the length of the window and both of these materials should be the same height as the window. All of these when followed will give authenticity to the shutters. If the shutters are closed, they will completely cover the windows. This is the reason why shutters do not work on multiple window openings.
Authenticity will also apply to shutter hardware and in how the shutters are attached. Since the window shutters today need not be very functional, they are often wrongly placed when attached to a home’s brick or siding with screws. When you look at it from several meters away, they might look fine but up close they will look like fake and cheap.
The shutters should also be hung with functional shutter hardware even if these will not be used. They will much better when used that way. You can also swing it out of the way so that you can clean or paint behind the shutters.