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Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DT OK But Not Great
I purchased three pairs (14" x 71") of the ones made of material that is designed to be painted. However the surface has a very smooth finish that appears at least to me to be not well suited to adhere paint. I sprayed with kilz premium and then behr pure premium plus ultra but only time will tell how well the paint job adheres over time - I'm skeptical.
They are made of a plastic-like material that is very thin, light and feels flimsy. I think for the money ($106/pair) they should be thicker and feel heavier.
They came with 12 long wood screws for each pair for mounting that are shiny, silver steel that look like something that will easily rust. Again for the money I'd expect something galvanized or looking more suitable for exterior use and weather resistance.
In my case I must mount on brick so I have to make due with something else. I saw this manufacturer does make plastic push-in type (shutter lok) fasteners that I could of used but they are IMO ridiculously over priced at $10 for a 12 pack (you'll need 6 per shutter) so that would be $30 for the three shutters I purchased. Why these are not included, again for the money they charge for the shutters, is beyond me.
All in all I think they are OK but are overpriced for the quality, thickness and lack of quality mounting fasteners and/or of including their own plastic shutter lok fasteners.
November 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by willy Lasting Beauty!
The shutters are very nice and easy to install. They really added value to our home's exterior
September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kellyb Shutters look great!
These shutters are so light, they seem a little flimsy. But once installed, they do NOT look flimsy at all. We got the shutters in "black" and they look terrific against our sandstone-colored steel siding!
May 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chan69 Great product!! They look like wood, but no maintenance
I love my new shutters!! They were exactly what I was looking for.
May 21, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Engstfeld They look good, but only from a distance.
Not what I was expecting, but it works. These shutters are best described as a hollow-backed shell. Not very rigid or solid at all. They look fine when up, but I backed them with some wood to solidify them. For what I paid, they don't feel like much of a bargain.
January 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rd144 These shutters are good.
Very nice shutters for the price and I saved a bunch of money putting them up myself. Installation was a breeze and I am not very good when it comes to things like this. I had a "handyman" give me an estimate but this is just too simple to pay someone else.
May 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Texas1 Board-N-Batten Four Boards Joined - Federal Brown
We installed these exterior shutters Sunday and they look FABULOUS! Total time for installation was 45 minutes. It has changed the whole appearance of the front of our home. Very happy with this low maintenance product for the price.
May 17, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by keithc19 Nice looking shutters
Only problem with the shutters were they did not come with masonry anchors.
May 28, 2011