Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 116
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BoopGirl Great purchase of 15 IN. X 60 IN. LOUVERED VINYL EXTERIOR SHUTTERS PAIR N #002 BLACK
The shutters were really easy to install and had 5 windows complete in about 2 hours. Shutters were on the windows previously so reused the screws that were installed previously. These through and through color black really dress up my house and I', very happy with them.
July 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cat easy to I stall
This shutter was an exact match to some existing shutters, and we're very easy to install.
June 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Angela Don't buy, so flimsy they melt
I installed these last weekend, two are on siding and two are on brick and the ones on the brick actually melted today in the afternoon sun. I called Home Depot and he said I can bring them back. What a pain, I have to take them back down and take them back. the louvers are extremely thin and the summer heat here in the south is just too much for these flimsy things. I can't believe I paid $90 for two sets.
June 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Flimsy & Difficult to Paint
I bought a pair of 15" x 75" Builders Edge shutters from H-D, and have not yet installed them, but was moved to warn others. The shutters are so flimsy that I had to hold the back of the shutter to keep it from bending too much while I was painting them. Couldn't you put a vertical reinforcing piece of plastic cast into the back of the shutter, Builders Edge?
Also, I purchased "paintable" type so I could paint to match the other shutters on the house. Using Home Depot's best Behr paint, it will take at least 2 coats of paint because there's a gloss finish on the "paintable" shutters. Couldn't you provide a surface similar to a primed surface? Using good paint, it should NOT take 2+ coats.
I'm not a picky person, and this is the first negative review I've ever written. These are junk.
September 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Elgato Great Shutters
The product looks great and was easy to install. I recommend it.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJP Great Purchase
Very easy to install on my brick home like the product
April 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RobYng A quick and easy appearance upgrade
I ordered these shutters to replace some 20 year ones that were damaged from hail.
Home Depot was the only ones I found (in reasonable time) that carried the 15" wide (14.5" actual) ones. Other places had them for less cost but they were 14" wide (13.5" actual). Since I was reusing the holes in the brick from the old ones, width DID matter.
Years ago these shutters were always found in the stores but now they are all special order, which was disappointing. However I understand that they are not too popular anymore and it would be not cost effective to stock the wide variety of colors.
I placed my order and they were shipped in a couple of days. They arrived about 3-4 days later, which was reasonable.
When they arrived the boxes were a bit tattered. Both sets were banded together and the bands tore though the boxes.
One set was undamaged but the other set had a hole though the box and the contents. Bummer... There was a UPS return label enclosed but the fine print said that my CC would be charged for using it. So I returned it to my local store. There was a long wait but they refunded it without hassle and told me to reorder a replacement; fair enough. So I was out just an hour of time and half a gallon of gas...
I reordered for the damaged set and the processing/shipping time was similar. This new set had white bands on it also, tearing through the box! Why the bands on one box when it opened at the ends?? The contents had some damage where the bands compressed the edges of the shutters, making some light colored streaks where the plastic was stressed. I opted to just live with it since it was minor and would not be noticable at a distance.
Builders Edge (the MFR) needs to improve the packaging materials, as there was no wiggle room in the box nor any other protective materials used. Someone needs to eliminate the banding process also.
The new shutters themselves are pretty flimsy for the cost. My old ones were much more durable. The new ones were sagging in the sun when I had leaned them on the bushes as I was getting ready to install them.
The included mounting nails worked well in the existing holes. Just make sure the holes are the right size before hand as the nails go in easily but will not pull out. In my situation, mounting was pretty easy, aside from my bushes being in the way.
The shutters' color (federal brown) is okay, but is not quite an elegant wood color like I had wanted. It resembled the computer image well, including the slight purple tint. However they were better than white and the other light brown would have been too light. Detail was nice.
The day after install we got a bad storm with marble-sized hail and 65mph winds. I lost some major tree branches but the shutters remained!
In the end they did give my home a classier look. I just hope they hold up to the harsh Texas sun and do not change color from the UV rays. Only time will tell!
August 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kanzilez Good Value!!!
The shutters (plastic) are held by plastic nails/screws. Need to drill 1/4 hole and tap the heads of the plastic nails/screws into the mortar. Need to install 6 per shutter for quality.
October 19, 2016