Custom wood treatments improve the look and functionality of your home. However, when picking the best material for the shutters, you may have challenges choosing between wood and poly shutters. Both materials can give your home a timeless beauty and great sophistication. There are many advantages and disadvantages to consider when shopping for either of the materials. See the differences below:
Why Wood Shutters?
If you prefer the natural beauty of real wood, the extra cost you pay for wood shutters will not feel like much. Wood has a look and luster that is sure to improve the value of your home. Even better, wood shutters are highly durable, and you can have them for so many years to come. Wood shutters can be painted or stained to the color of your choice, and can be matched to existing trim or cabinetry in your home. Wood is lighter than poly, allowing larger panel sizes. Once installed, the natural wood acts as an insulator that blocks out the heat from the sun.
Why Poly Shutters?
If you want to improve the sophistication and look of your home on a budget, poly shutters are your best option. Another advantage of these shutters is that they are moisture resistant. If you plan on installing them in your kitchen or bathroom or any other area that experiences a lot of moisture, these shutters will never warp or expand.
Poly shutters are more effective at blocking out UV rays from the sun. They will also keep you cool during the hot summer months. Like wood, these shutters are strong and sturdy and will not chip or damage. The materials feature special paint finish that doesn’t fade. This way, these shutters are maintenance free. The only challenges with poly shutters are that they are only available in off-white or white colors, and they are heavier than wood, thereby, limiting the panel sizes.
Which Should You Pick?
Picking wood or poly shutters is a personal preference. If you are looking for white shutters, then either product will work. Both our products are premium quality and are guaranteed not to warp, peel, or discolor. You also want to work with a company that is well established and stands behind their products.