Thinking of installing custom window treatment products for your home? Shutters are a great choice for that timeless look of elegance and sophistication. Your next decision is whether to go for shutters made from wood or poly materials. Are there aesthetic and functional difference between the two? Here is an easy point-by-point breakdown of the features of each, so that you can choose shutter material that’s right for your home.
Durability: Wood shutters, especially those made from solid basswood, are sturdy and can typically stand the test of time. They will not peel, warp or fade even with years of exposure to the elements. To some, this feature might be worth spending the extra money to ensure quality, resilience, and peace of mind.
Classic Aesthetics: The natural beauty of real wood gives your property an authentic, traditional look. Custom shutters also look great on just about any architectural style, adding value to the look of a home. The best part is that wood allows for unique color variations and stain options so you can easily customize your shutters as you see fit.
Energy Efficiency: Wood is an excellent insulator and the shutter panels are usually thick so they can block out heat from the sun and minimize thermal transfer.
The main advantage of using poly shutters is their cost. If you’re budget-conscious then, poly might be a better option for you. Other poly shutter feature include:
Moisture and fire resistance: If you are installing shutters in a moisture-prone area like the bathroom or kitchen, consider poly shutters as they will never expand or warp. They don’t burn quickly either, so in case of a fire, they can slow the spread of flames and buy you more time to deal with the situation.
Insulation: Poly shutters provide better insulation compared to many other materials like vinyl and traditional wood. This is a big deal in terms of energy efficiency.
Lightweight: Poly shutters are lighter in weight than their wooden counterparts, making them easier to install and handle.
Whether you’re looking for interior or exterior window shutters, Wholesale Shutter Company is here to provide top-of-the-line wood and poly shutters for your home. We serve homeowners across Southern California, including Los Angeles, CA and San Diego, CA. Call us at (866) 540-0049 today to learn more or to request a FREE estimate.