Closed louver shutters VNL-GIR-LVR-14 14
Date: July 8, 2017
These were the only closed louver polymer shutters I could find (less places for dirt dobbers to build).
These are the best fake shutters I have ever seen and greatly exceeded my expectations in finish (black) and rigidity (just right). This finish has a slight wood grain and slight sheen, just like wood shutters painted with a quality enamel look. They are rigid but will flex if needed without cracking. If you screw them in too tight causing deflection, they return to their flat profile when you loosen the screw, allowing you to to get the fasteners just right. Also, the paint on the screws holds up to numerous adjustments. (And the paint will hold the screw on the square driver without you having to hold it; since aluminum is not magnetic, I thought I would have to use 2 hands but I didn't.) Since the screws are aluminum, even though they are self drilling you have to apply more pressure and use high speed in hard sheathing like OSB. The points dull a little when you hit OSB, unlike steel screws. I was surprised by their strength though, since no screws broke or bent. You don't get any extra screws, but I received a nice fat carpenter pencil in each box.
Ordered 9 pairs and received them in a week. Good packaging with 1 pair per box and 3 boxes strapped together with 8 straps and extra cardboard in the middle and on the ends to prevent bending and corner damage.