Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KevinP Excellent!
If you're looking for a fairly inexpensive shutter replacement that will last (I expect) virtually forever, this is the way to go. Obviously, size needs will vary for individual applications...so assuming you've found the size you need, let me comment on the product itself:
I purchased the 'paintable' version for two main reasons: (1) I really didn't want the shutters to look like plastic...so painting them gives them the look of wood (matching the remaining shutters on my house), and (2) the 'white' version simply wasn't white enough to match my other shutters. (Unless you're replacing ALL your shutters, the 'paintable' version is the way you'll want to go for 'color matching' purposes...let alone if you should wish to change colors in the future.)
These are light and almost 'cheap' looking out of the package, so be ready for this feeling if you decide to purchase these. That said, they do the job very well. The grain molded into the plastic makes them indistinguishable from real wood and, once painted, I would challenge anyone to tell the difference between these and a real wood shutter just by looking at them. Plus, because of the plastic material used, the slats won't be warping over time so they should continue to look good for a long, long time.
One caution: You'll have to be a little creative and handy in determining how to fasten these to your house. It's fairly easy to figure out an alternative solution to the fasteners provided (which are plastic and appear to me like they will not hold well in a storm, despite requiring drilling of several fairly large holes into the house). I personally wouldn't trust the large plastic 'screws' that come with the units. But again, determining an alternative fastening method for your personal needs isn't all that difficult.
My own need was to replace a single pair of old wood shutters that were falling apart. Without a doubt, I will be purchasing these for the rest of my house (assuming I can get the right sizes) over time as the need arises. I wish they came in sizes wider than 15" (maybe 18-24") but for the most part, these fit the bill.
May 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TrixieC So flimsy!!
These are just awful- I slid them half way out of the box and then immediately slid them back in and returned them. If you want flimsy plastic shutters that look like they are rejects from the lego factory, then these will be your favorite thing. Not at all what I wanted. I will make my own out of wood!
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by billjr Shutter as described
Product is as described. Takes paint well, 1 coat with Bear Paint. Shutters are delicate, need to be cautious with installation, that being said, they look great. Once installed, they are going nowhere.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mRado Good product, nice look and value
These are molded shutters with individual slotted louvers, so they look very nice. These are not stamped out of a plastic sheet as you see with really cheap plastic shutters. The surface has nice woodgrain look which adds to its appearance. I purchased the unpainted model so I can match the trim on the house. I primed and painted them, with hope they'll hold up for the long run.
Ease of installation installation received lower marks in my score. They provide ribbed plastic posts that get pushed into holes drilled into the exterior wall. Those are ok for now but I'm not too sure of their durability to winds over time. Wondering if I'll have to use better fasteners eventually. I also suspect the fasteners may be one-time use, to be replaced if I ever have to remove the shutters temporarily.
October 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nzj Shutters
The shutters were easily paintable and matched the standard size and look I already had.
October 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DH Good but priced to high
easy to paint but its a flimsy Shudder (thought for the price it would be thicker) and I dont get why it cost so much compared to other shudders..but it was the only style I could find that came close to matching my existing shudders.
And again easy to paint so matching color to my existing shudders was a breeze compared to painting a colored shudder.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bstaff Fun DIY with shutters
the shutters arrived quickly and were easy to paint and install. They look great but are a little flimsy so need to be well screwed into the exterior wall.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shappy good buy
The shutters are great. Enhances the house's appearance.
May 21, 2013