Windows, Doors & Shutters

Windows, Doors & Shutters

Old House Journal’s compendium of articles about the different styles, and materials for windows, doors and shutters, including period reproductions, hardware, architectural detailing, and energy-efficiency.

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How To Repair Deteriorated Shutters

Architecture is all about the details—Modernist architect Mies van der Rohe expressed this best with his famous statement that “God is in the details.” Shutters are inarguably one of a house’s most significant details; historically, they shielded delicate fabrics from the sun, protected fragile glass from inclement weather, and also offered security, privacy, and ventilation. Now merely window dressing, shutters are frequently misunderstood and installed as an afterthought.


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