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Rotting Shutters? Tips on selecting shutters that are truly rot-resistant.

Rotting shutters are not unusual even when they’re made of rot-resistant woods. “Incredibly, cedar, teak, mahogany and cypress will rot if they can’t dry out,” says Chris Peeples, owner of Vixen Hill Cedar Shutters. “Moisture trapped in wood grain, especially in warmer climates, allows bacteria to breed voraciously. The inherent natural toxins that prevent rot […]

Shutter Dogs: A Hook with a History

Perhaps there is more that meets the eye when it comes to the small metal structures that hold the shutters of a window in an open position. Shutter dogs are commonly known to offer function and decoration to shutters, but they also allude to the history of a house as well as the traditional architecture […]

Helpful Tips for Hanging Exterior Shutters. Preparing for Hurricane Season.

Hanging Exterior Shutters We found this great, informative post on hanging exterior shutters at ThisOldHouse.com. For shutters that stand the test of time – visit VixenHill.com to design your own. Why Hurricane Shutters are Needed With hurricane season approaching, it’s best to consider sold wood panels such as Vixen makes for protection. Standard shutter dog […]

From Trash to Treasure. What to do with old Shutters.

Scanning the Internet, we found some fun decorative uses for old shutters: 1.    Lean behind plantings as a point of interest or among antiques like watering cans. 2.    Hinge together to make a screen to hide garden equipment. 3.    Make into bookshelves, CD racks or tables. 4.    Use as a valence. 5.    Use as a […]

Spring Cleaning Tips for Exterior Shutters

Mother Nature’s bugs, birds and weather can take a toll on the façade & exterior appointments on your home. The resulting unkempt look can diminish that good old home feeling. But, if you have shutters, there is something you can do about it. “Exposure to the elements is going to cause the exterior shutters to […]

Creating Old World Charm Easily by Electronically Customizing Exterior Shutters

The hottest design trend is customization – whether it’s a custom protector for an iPhone or the custom shutter for a historic house. Now Vixen Hill customers can personally design every feature of their exterior shutters at the company’s online website, www.vixenhill.com. With just a few clicks, customers have the power to choose from various […]