Think Those Cheap Shutters Are a Bargain?

Think Again

On a typical day we quote shutter jobs for various customers and the question occasionally comes up “why are your shutters so expensive”? So I thought pictures might help clear up some confusion.

Below are pictures of a typical louvered shutter from our “low cost” competitor Al’s Millwork in Kemah, Texas who routinely offers shutters for about half the price of our shutters.  Be sure to click on the images to see a close-up view.

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As you can see these shutters are very poorly made with the louvers being simply nailed in with staples and will only last a very short time out in the weather. Once the staples rust out, the louvers will fall out.


Our louvered shutters are made from a very select grade of Redwood and have louvers that are mortised into the stiles of the shutter as well as hidden maple hardwood dowels securing the joints together. They are assembled using a Type III waterproof glue. These shutters are made to last a lifetime on a home.


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And the cost difference? Considering that exterior shutters on a home are usually installed in some very difficult locations such as second stories etc. and would be very difficult to replace when they fall apart, there would really be no savings if you had to replace a poorly built shutter in a year or so. Delta Millwork shutters are handcrafted using only the finest techniques and materials to last a lifetime on your home.






















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