What types of wood are acceptable for louvered shutters?
Hello. We are building a home in South Louisiana. My allowance for shutters is 100/shutter. This is what it would cost to get board and batten shutters of pine. However, I want louvered shutters.
A shutter company makes their louvered shutters out of cedar, thus a shutter costs 220. I asked if they could make them from pine. He said yes, but they'd only last a yr.
I didn't believe him at first. But the more I thought about it: board and batten are thicker boards of pine so hold up to the elements more, whereas louvered are thin.
Enlighten me with your wisdom on this subject, please.