Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 71
Rated 1 out of 5Â 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 5 out of 5Â by mikey nice shutters, makes windows stand out
I was not real impressed with the plastic mounting hardware. I did not use them as I felt they would be impossible to reuse in the event I wanted to take the shutters down
September 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Tinker Plastic shutters
These shutters I installed were to replace ones I put on a couple of years ago. The ones that were on before replacement must not be able to survive heat. They warped badly, but maybe it was the paint I used on them. These new shutters are the color (black) that I wanted right out of the box, no painting necessary. I hope they do better than the old ones.
July 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by jilly These do fade!
We installed 3 pair of these in the wineberry color 6 years ago. They have now faded to a pinkish color. At this price for a pair for flimsy plastic I would have hoped they'd last longer than 6 years. There is a limited lifetime warranty, but I don't have my original paperwork with the details of the warranty and what the "limited" part means. Been my experience the manufacturer does anything to get out of backing their warranties anyway. We are now looking for replacement shutters and may go with a wood we can paint. Less worry about fade than there is with plastic. These were easy to install and lightweight which is nice when working on second story windows. These also scratch, and as another reviewer noted, if you put pressure on them while installing the plastic takes on a whitish color that doesn't go away on the compressed area.
July 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by fixer Vinyl Shutters
Best to use a hammer drill and drill into mortar if its a brick house. Pretty easy to install. Make certain tha you drill the wholes to the proper depth.
June 24, 2014