Can you cut Vinyl outdoor shutters to fit?

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Old 08-01-13, 01:48 PM
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Can you cut Vinyl outdoor shutters to fit?

I really want shutters for the outside of my house. (For decorative purposes not function). I found some one sale and wanted to purchase them, but they are 9 inches too long. My window is 71" and the shutters are 80". They are Shavannah Plantation Vinyl brand. It says they can be cut but I was wondering if anyone has done this? If so can you somehow reattach the base plate to seal it off and make it look as if it wasn't cut to size. I know 71" is available at local home improvement stores however they are very expensive and the ones I found on sale are drastically cheaper...Please help.
 
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Old 08-01-13, 03:54 PM
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Welcome to the forums! I can't find those shutters on any search. I have, also, never heard of cutting exterior shutters to fit, and 9" is a stretch. Maybe more information will help us to help you.
 
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Old 08-01-13, 04:10 PM
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I would have just typed "no" but I needed more characters.
 
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Old 08-02-13, 06:20 AM
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Assuming shutters that look like this; http://www.shutterlovers.com/image/o...56pg20p195.jpg

Why would the OP not be able to cut off the bottom few inches, remove a 9" section above that, and reattach the bottom part? I'm sure it wouldn't look great (probably between passable to poor), but I would think that it could still be done.

EDIT: OP did say "make it look as if it wasn't cut". That would be almost impossible unless they were for shutters that were not going to be looked at too closely.
 
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Old 08-02-13, 05:24 PM
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How would you make a seamless re-connection? Unless you were pretty good at plastic welding, I'd say it would be a stretch to make it look right. In addition, in order to keep the symmetry correct, you'd have to take material off the top and bottom panels.
 
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