Synthetic ShuttersIn terms of shutters, synthetic means fibers that have been processed, compressed and molded into solid shutter components. It makes the most durable surface and best insulating of all shutter materials. Many homeowners love the look of wood shutters but are concerned with the environmental impact of buying wood shutters. High quality synthetic shutters have the look and feel of wood, without the environmental impact.

Synthetic wood is a relatively new kind of material that is created from a mixture of man-made polymers. It mimics the appearance, weight and feel of real wood, and can be sawn and shaped in the same way that wood is. As such, it is an excellent material from which to make window shutters. Aside from costing around a third less than hard wood, its durability means has green benefits over real wood.

Shutters come in all kinds of materials, each with different properties. They have different life spans and varying maintenance requirements.

PolyMaxx shutters look just like wood unlike most vinyl. Poly shutters have a solid core, which can be very useful in wet locations like shower windows, but this causes them to be heavier than most other materials, making them not recommended for doors or openings requiring multiple panels hinged together.

Unlike vinyl, Poly is available in a wide range of colors. These can also be painted for a completely customized look for your home.

If you’re on the fence about what type of shutters you want for your home, call us. We’ll take you through all your options and explain the pros and cons of each. We’ll also give you a free quote so you can compare cost along with your other options.

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