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Simple Safety: Installing Shutters On Your Manufactured Home

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Imagine you've been looking for a simple but noticeable way to make your manufactured home stand out from the rest, but you’re having a hard time coming up with just the right touch. Shutters are a simple and relatively cheap way to get just what you're looking for, and they have the extra advantage of providing your home with additional protection from the elements if you use the right sort. This can be particularly advantageous if you live in a coastal area and are apprehensive about hurricanes and the accompanying high winds.

Before you go to the hardware store to make a purchase, consider the type of shutters that would be the best for your particular situation. If you're just looking for a nice external touch for your home, decorative vinyl shutters are your best bet. They're inexpensive, durable, and come in a range of colors and styles, giving you a little bit of personalization to work with. The same can be said of fiberglass shutters, which tend to require a bit more maintenance. Aluminum shutters are a good option if you don't mind sacrificing some aesthetics for functionality and better protection from high winds and flying detritus. They present an affordable and lighter alternative to steel shutters.

When you've made your purchase and you're ready to install the shutters, make sure you've got the right measurements. Drill holes that are big enough for the screws used to attach the shutters to the windows, and make sure you've got anchors to sink them in further. Install the hinges first, and once you've got a solid frame in place, it's time to install the shutters.

After your shutters have been installed, make sure you're taking regular care of them to maintain their integrity throughout the years. With proper care, they should remain functional and provide an extra splash of personality for you manufactured home for years to come.