Types of Shutters

Types of Shutters

MATERIALS 
The main difference in the type of shutter you choose is the material of which they are made. Shutters can be made of real wood which shows the natural grain, rich color variations, and sheen. Real wood shutters are the number one choice in shutters but not right for every circumstance. Another choice is composite made from medium-density fiberboard covered with polypropylene or a complete synthetic material polysatin vinyl compound. With a durable, long-lasting finish, poly material is very tough and durable, and will hold its color throughout the lifetime of the product.

Which material to choose depends on several factors such as color, price and use. Generally people choose synthetic materials for durability and real wood for the classic look. Hunter Douglas also offers Newstyle Hybrid Shutters, a unique blend of real wood and advanced modern-day materials that offers the best of both worlds. 

COLOR
Which material to choose depends on several factors such as color, price and use. Generally people choose synthetic materials for durability and real wood for the classic look. Hunter Douglas also offers Newstyle Hybrid Shutters, a unique blend of real wood and advanced modern-day materials that offers the best of both worlds. 

PRICE 
Hardwood shutters are about 20 to 30 percent more expensive than faux wood shutters. So, if price is a consideration, and color can be white or off-white, then you may want to look into the value-priced Hunter Douglas NewStyle™ hybrid shutters. These are plantation-style shutters that blend the beauty of real wood and advanced modern-day materials to create a stunning and durable window covering for any room.

USAGE
In any area like a basement, bathroom, garage or kitchen where moisture, heat and humidity are extreme, it is best to choose completely synthetic materials such as Hunter Douglas Palm Beach Shutters. Our Palm Beach™ polysatin shutters are plantation-style shutters constructed with UV resistant polysatin compound, so they’re guaranteed never to warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor, regardless of extreme heat or moisture. For many applications the fauxwood shutters will work just as well and save money.

WHERE TO FIND SHUTTERS

Whatever style shutters you choose, you don’t have to put the same exact shutter in every room. You can use real wood in rooms where they work and faux in the bathroom or basement. Wood plantation shutters are the number one choice in material and can give years of beauty and protection for your home. If price is a limiting factor, poly shutters are a close second in demand. Poly is durable and attractive, and if you are using neutral colors, it may be right for you. Whichever you choose, your Hunter Douglas expert can help you determine which shutters fit your needs. In Houston, Texas, visit Window Magic Blinds and Drapery Inc. With over 30 years’ experience, they can guide you through selection to installation, and make sure you are completely satisfied. Locally owned and operated Window Magic is your place to find Plantation Shutters.

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