Plantation shutters on outside patio.....

patty_cakesApril 27, 2013

Crazy idea or not? I don't want screens because I want more privacy than screens offer. I like to spend my summer evenings on the patio, a lot of times by myself. I also want to create the look of an outdoor room, not a screened in patio. I know we have winds here in Texas, but I know they're not hurricane force winds. The shutters themselves would be stationary, except panels for access to the back yard. Louvers could also be equipped with some sort of mechanism to keep them tightly shut so they don't rattle when winds are more intense. My interior shutters get a ton of sun, and that doesn't seem to be a problem~paint is oil base. And yes, rain is another factor, but wood shutters have been used on the exterior of houses for years. My 2 indoor kitties would also appreciate the fresh air~there's no way either one could get thru the louvers!

So, good idea or not? Pros/cons? Here's a link of what it would look like, but don't think these are stationary.

Here is a link that might be useful: Shutters

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PKponder TX(7b)

I love the look! The only cons that I can think of would be the blocking of those sweet breezes when it's still 94 at 10 pm and the cleaning of all those little louvers.

All that being said, it makes a wonderful privacy screen!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 11:21AM
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patty_cakes

pkponder, thank you for taking a peek! It is pretty isn't it? The louvers are 2 1/2-3" and I would just spray them down with a hose, maybe even attach the window cleaning stuff to the hose for extra cleaning. I'm ADD with my house so don't see cleaning as that big a problem. I'll be having someone come out this week. ;o)

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 7:18PM
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melvalena

I'd like to see what yours look like once you get it done.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 9:19PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

I think they would look lovely and VERY romantic! Great idea. And if they are placed where you can hose them down that should take care of the cleaning.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 11:05PM
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