Rotted exterior shutters???

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Old 04-28-15, 03:07 PM
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Exclamation Rotted exterior shutters???

I have shutters on the exterior front windows and they are 10 years old and have began to rot on the bottom. I would like to cut off the bottoms and replace it with the same wood. Does any body know what type of wood this is? Its a little over a 1/2 inch thick. The picture upload is very confusing so i added them to photobucket.

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Old 04-28-15, 03:48 PM
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That looks like masonite it would be best to replace the shutters with either ones made out of real wood or vinyl.
 
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Old 04-28-15, 04:22 PM
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I'm amazed they lasted that long.
I agree 100% not worth fixing.
 
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Old 04-28-15, 04:43 PM
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Do you by any chance know what material it made out of?
 
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Old 04-28-15, 04:55 PM
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Looks like MDF.
Ground up cardboard.
There just is no way to "fix" it.
Builders grade cheap out.
 
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Old 04-28-15, 07:57 PM
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How about remaking them yourself?
They look like they use a pretty simple pattern.
Maybe use some LP SmartSiding or trim.
Seems like a fun project to me.
 
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Old 04-29-15, 07:20 AM
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Some 1 X 6 and 1 X 4 wood grain PVC lumber and some 1-1/2 ceramic coated screws.
Just need a jig saw for the arched and diamond shaped cuts.
Put the screws through the back side in predrilled holes.
 
 

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