Benefits of Cedar
Cedar is commonly believed to be a termite-repellent wood, but the truth is, these pests will eat it if they have to. That said, termites are less attracted to cedar than other types of wood. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that’s because cedar contains allelochemicals. While the...
Can my exterior shutters open or close? ie functioning
That's up to you! If they are installed as functioning shutters with hinges, they can be operable. This means they close over your windows for protection when needed. Hurricane shutters specifically are intended for this purpose and are typically found in locations that experience extreme incleme...
Do the shutters come with fixed mounting hardware or brackets?
All composite shutters come included with our clear Lexan fixed mounting hardware at no additional cost! You can find the installation instructions for these brackets [here](https://www.monumentshutters.com/pages/installation)! Our vinyl shutters also come included wtih their own shutter-lok fast...
Paint Color Options
See below for all of our paint options!
Don't see exactly what you need? Our shutters can also come primed so you can paint them in your desired color once they arrive! We can even accommodate custom colors at slight upcharge! Reach out to a customer service rep at customerservice@monumentshu...
Primer & Paint Specs
See below specs/details on the Primer & Paint that we use for our shutters! All of shutters are painted in a satin finish.
Painting your shutters on your own? We simply just recommend using an exterior grade paint!
Which shutter material is the best fit for your project?
Need new shutters but can't decide on what material is best for your home?
We breakdown each of our materials below:
COMPOSITE: Our composite is made from treated wood fiber, phenolic resins, zinc borate and a water repellent. It is 90% wood, yet resists moisture, rot and termites. This is the ...
Which style is the best match for your project?
Looking for some new shutters but not sure what style to go with? We offer several different styles and combinations that can help you achieve the look you are going for!
Louvered & Raised Panel Shutters: Traditional, timeless
Flat Panel: Modern, clean lines
Board & Batten: Rustic, Farmh...
Why we use grey primer instead of white primer on our shutters.
Given the color of the composite material - a grey primer provides a significant amount of coverage over a standard white primer. This allows for less coats of paint over the primer. Grey primer is very common as you can see here.
Using a grey basecoat or primer for these colors has several bene...