Additional Window Treatments
Window Coverings, Drapes & Treatments
Window shutters are made from various materials today, but the traditional design is of wood which is flexible, and durable. Wood shutters still remain the most popular material choice among homeowners. However, there are downsides to wood shutters. They can warp or crack, be damaged from storms or thrown objects, and require frequent painting. The rise of technology has allowed for other materials to be used to manufacture shutters. Vinyl shutters are a trendy alternative to wood for today’s homes. Polyvinyl is waterproof which make shutters made from this material ideal for wet or humid climates, or for wet, humid rooms such as bathrooms or terrariums. Vinyl shutters are virtually maintenance free, but they are much weaker and less durable than wood.
Shutters can be custom-made to fit practically any size window, door, or other opening. It is recommended, however, to avoid using shutters for areas that are more than 9 feet in height as the panels are not sufficiently strong to withstand the weight of the louvres.