August 28, 2017
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Making The Most of Exterior Shutter Hardware

It’s likely that you have invested a lot of time and effort in choosing the perfect shutters for your home. Aside from the time you’ve spent browsing the internet for inspiration, measuring your windows, and picking the perfect color, it’s also likely that you’ve invested a fair amount of money in purchasing your dream shutters. To protect your investment by improving the lifespan of your shutters, it is worthwhile to make another sensible investment in high-quality exterior shutter hardware. Those who choose the option to nail or screw their shutters to the exterior of their home are often disappointed that […]
August 12, 2017
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10 Ways To Improve The Look of Your Home with Safety In Mind

The FBI estimates that there were nearly 1 million burglaries targeted at residential properties in 2015. The good news is that this is a fall of 10.8% compared to the figures in 2014. The bad news is that the average person who was burgled lost $2296 worth of goods. Add in the incalculable cost of the emotional trauma of someone violating your privacy by entering your home and you have a crime that you will want to do everything in your power to prevent. In this article, we’ll highlight 10 ways that you can improve the look of your home […]
July 6, 2017
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How To Install A Screen Door Hardware Kit

How To Install A Screen Door Hardware Kit Whether you’ve just purchased or built a new screen door, or perhaps it’s just time for an upgrade to the screen door hardware, installing a hardware kit to your door can be done easily (even if you aren’t a pro). With a few simple tools – measuring tape, screwdriver, and a power drill – you should have your new screen door hardware kit installed. Screen Door Hardware For Coastal Climates If you live in a coastal climate, the screen door hardware you need to install is different than other environments. In regions […]
July 2, 2017
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Choosing The Correct Exterior Shutter Hardware

Choosing The Correct Exterior Shutter Hardware The beauty and functionality of exterior shutters can transform your home, but if you don’t choose the correct exterior shutter hardware, you won’t be able to open and close the shutters over your windows. You likely have the same style trim on all your windows, but even still, some of the measurements can be slightly different. There are a number of types of shutter hinges available, each of which offers a unique look and different installation. Types of Exterior Shutter Hinges Straight Strap L Strap Plate Mortised There are two groups of exterior shutter […]
June 5, 2017
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How Shutters Can Transform Your Home

How Shutters Can Transform Your Home Perhaps the idea of replacing the siding on your home with a new color or splurging for a new front door is overwhelming (from the amount of work to the price tag), but you still have options if you’re hoping to spruce up your home. Exterior shutters can transform the look of nearly any house. Create a more welcoming look or showcase the home’s style with a specific shutter color and shutter hardware. The accent pieces may seem trivial, but these home transformations showcase just how important a small change can be. Curb Appeal […]
June 5, 2017
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How To Enjoy The Most From Your Front Porch Lifestyle

How To Enjoy The Most From Your Front Porch Lifestyle Living in a climate that offers warm, sunny summer days makes for great front porch living. Whether you’re oceanfront, or just taking in the day, enjoying a peaceful moment on the front deck is exactly why porches were made – relaxation! The sun, a cool drink, and a slight breeze can make for a perfect afternoon, but there are elements that can make your front porch more inviting, not just for your afternoons, but also for guests or potential buyers if you’re looking to sell. Great First Impression Have you […]
June 5, 2017
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Should You Buy A Storm Door Or Screen Door?

Should You Buy A Storm Door Or Screen Door? Should you purchase a screen door or a storm door for your home? Many people use the terms interchangeably, but the two options are actually very different and offer different types of protection for your house. We’ll delve into the characteristics of each door and help you decide, based on your needs for your home, which is the better fit. What is a screen door? A screen door, as its name suggests, is a framed screen that can span the length of the entire door, or just the top or bottom […]
April 16, 2017

Questions To Ask Before You Buy Shutters

Questions To Ask Before You Buy Shutters Purchasing shutters for your home can seem like an overwhelming task when you realize the countless options – size, style, color, shutter hardware – that you have to consider. The good news is you can customize the shutters to your liking. The questions below will help set you on the right track when purchasing shutters. What Size Shutters Do I Need? Measure your windows before ordering the shutters. You’ll want to make sure the manufacturer you prefer makes the size you need. Custom shutters can be created if standard sizes don’t work for […]
April 16, 2017

3 Steps To The Perfect Shutter Color

For all the weekend warriors looking to take on the next DIY home improvement project, replacing or installing shutters may be on the list. Although shutters were originally designed for lighting control, ventilation, and window protection, an added benefit of today’s shutters is improved curb appeal. Whether you’re replacing shutter hardware, or refreshing the look with a coat of paint, when the correct style and color of shutter is installed properly, a home’s outward appearance can be drastically improved. Likewise, if the wrong color pallet or exterior shutter hardware is used, the curb appeal can quickly deteriorate. There are endless […]