Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TXTY Like the Shutters!
Order came to the door quickly and color was exactly as ordered (we did look at the color examples in the store). Install was fairly easy - other than it was hot outdoors! We did have to caulk around the edges and paint the caulk (the measurements were about 1/4 inch off or more likely the windows were a tad askew) but the extra work result is better anyway.
July 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by moi4short Poor Quality
I ordered the dark green color in these shutters. There was a very visible light streak about 2/3 down one side of 3 of the 4 shutters. It looked like a problem with the molding process. Since I didn't want the hassle of returning, I very carefully used a black marker and wiped it down to cover up the light areas. This took quite a bit of time since I didn't want to just trade a light mark for a black mark. I was able to cover it up and the slightly blackish color is not nearly as visible as the light color. Looks like this is just another product from China that lacked the proper Quality Control.
July 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by banker Shutters
You should state that the pins come with the Shutters.
July 23, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jason Good enough
I purchased these to replace some that were faded. These are not lifetime shutters. My house is 15 years old. The shutters I am replacing are the second pair on the house (I see another set of holes behind them. Meaning that these vinyl shutters will fade within approx. 5 years if they get direct sun.
You cannot clean off the fade. When they fade they need to be replaced. Here is the problems. Taking off the old shutters is difficult because the shutter lock fasteners are hard to get out. If you cut them off, they are hard to re-drill through. Most websites suggest that you cut them off, caulk the holes and redrill. I think that is unnecessary unless one breaks off when removing it, then you can do that.
You also have to drill holes in these shutters, so if you are replacing them you have to match the holes from the old ones unless you want to drill 6 new holes per shutter.
So here is how I REPLACED mine optimally:
-Wrestle with each old shutterlock fastener and try to yank it out by pulling briskly on the shutter (be sure not to bend the old shutter so bad that you can't line up the holes on the new ones). Pop off the old shutter, and don't fall off the ladder jerking backwards pulling on the shutter!
-Any fasteners that broke off in the wall, re-drill with a smaller drill bit than recommended for the shutter holes. Then re-re drill the hole with the 1/2 inch bit recommended. This makes it easier to not end up making a separate hole in a different direction that won't align with the holes you drill in the new shutter.
-Take the old shutter and line it up on the new shutter CAREFULLY AND ACCURATELY. Drill through the old shutter holes into the new shutter. Now your new shutter will have holes that match the holes in the side of your house.
-Then all you have to do is tap the shutterlocks through the new shutter and into the house carefully, so as not to bash them in too far and dimple the shutter.
Yeah, it's a nightmare. There has to be a better way to do this so you CAN replace these NON_LIFETIME shutters.
August 6, 2013