Exterior shutters play a part in determining the appearance of your home. It also can serve as a layer of security against intruders and harsh weather.
Louvered shutters are made with identical wooden slats arranged and set in a wooden frame. The slats are placed above one another, leaving space between.
Bahama shutters are a type of louvered shutter. They differ in the point of attachment. Instead of being attached to the side, they are affixed to the top of the window.
Any type of shutter can be a cut-out shutter. There is no restriction on the design you can cut out on your shutter.
Exterior shutters may be functional or decorative (non-functional), depending on how they are built. Compared to functional shutters, decorative shutters need little maintenance.