•What is a California Shutter?
During the population boom in California in the 1950’s, homes were built with large glass windows because thermal efficiency was not an issue. Homeowners wanted a “view” through their windows. Shutter manufacturers introduced wide louvered shutters to be installed inside the house as a window covering. These were in contrast to “Traditional shutters” and the wide louvers were called “California Shutters” or “Plantation Shutters”.* Click on the pictures for larger view.