Exterior Shutter Size - Remodeling - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-23-2010, 12:55 AM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

exterior shutter size

I need to replace the exterior shutters on my home. I cannot find shutters that are the same size as the ones that are on my house currently. Since I am going to have to go with a different size, I need to know what width shutter would look best on windows that are 28-30 inches wide (excluding trim). The shutters only come in two width sizes: 12 inch and 15 inch. I have a colonial house with 12 sets of shutters so I don't want to make a mistake on the shutter size. Any advice would be appreciated.


dillo1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2010, 05:28 AM   #2
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 3,118
Rewards Points: 2,000

Check a local building supply house for shutters. They usually have custom sizes available. Standard widths are 14-15", standard heights are usually about 3" apart.


Just Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 11:49 AM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 614
Rewards Points: 590

If you were going with standard widths, I would guess 15" would make sense since it would look the most realistic on a 30" wide window. Anything less would be too narrow for functional shutters to actually close properly.
operagost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 12:25 PM   #4
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 10

I'd suggest going with the 15" - as operagost mentioned, it's important that they look like they can cover the whole window when closed, even if they're decorative shutters.
KB36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2011, 07:45 AM   #5
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 11,188
Rewards Points: 5,336

Get the size closest to your size now.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
B. Franklin 1759
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2012, 04:54 AM   #6
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

I think 15 inch shutter size is perfect for your windows. There are many shutters services providers, you can take help from these service provider. They will gives you best suggestion.
exterior shutters
payalmittalmay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 05:56 PM   #7
Too Short? Cut it Again!
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,634
Rewards Points: 2,000

Decorative shutters are a pet peeve of mine. Shutters are supposed to cover windows. The width on each side, to look at all authentic should be half the width of the window. The faux ones often look stupid they are so narrow and out of scale.


user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to user1007 For This Useful Post:
goosebarry (04-28-2012)

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Size of whole house fan needed Doug Crf General DIY Discussions 20 02-25-2011 11:29 PM
What Size Crown Molding? Jim McClain Interior Decorating 1 10-04-2010 07:16 AM
Determining Boot/Register Size Earnie HVAC 15 12-31-2009 05:00 PM
Building a patio cover...span and size of lumber Q's jongordo8 Building & Construction 1 08-30-2009 12:08 AM
duct work size justmefixin HVAC 2 09-20-2008 06:59 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1