Window shutters are perhaps one of the most popular window dressings out there. They’re incredibly versatile in terms of looks and design and they’re also favourable for those wanting great functionality too. They offer homeowners incredible privacy while also allowing for great control over light. Add in their ability to insulate the home further while helping to add another layer of security at what can be your home’s weak points and it’s a no-brainer. The question we want to look at today however isn’t whether you should have window shutters but rather, which is best: vinyl shutters or wood shutters?
Vinyl Shutters: The Lowdown
As with anything in life, there are advantages and disadvantages depending on what you’re looking for. Let’s take a closer look at vinyl.
Vinyl shutters are often a little cheaper to begin with, due to the materials used and will last for years without fading, rotting or disintegrating.
Very little care is needed. Just a quick wipe with a cloth will keep them looking fantastic.
Great For Damp Rooms
Perfect for bathrooms and kitchens where steam can pose a problem. Moisture will not penetrate the vinyl shutters.
Due to their low prices and the colours they’re available in, vinyl shutters are common in many households so you may find yourself being one of many who have them.
Can’t Be Changed
Once vinyl shutters are manufactured in the colour you requested, they can’t simply be painted over like wooden shutters when you want to redecorate.
While wooden shutters are considered more expensive, they have their own set of advantages.
Easy To Clean
Just like vinyl shutters, they can be easily cleaned. Simply wipe over or dust with a cloth thanks to their smooth surface.
Wooden shutters are solid and hardwearing. So much so that they’re seen as an investment because they’ll last you for many years to come. This solid material will also ensure excellent privacy too.
Better For Light Control
Because they’re so solid, they block out the sun much better and also block out UV rays too. You can enjoy complete darkness with wooden window shutters.
Suits All Style Homes
Whether you have a traditional or modern home, wooden shutters complement any design.
Not Great In Damp Rooms
Even with treatment, wood shutters may over time, struggle with damp rooms as water vapour can begin to warp them.
Require A Little Maintenance
They may need recoating in varnishes to keep them looking brand new.
Window Shutters By Diamond Shutters
While wooden shutters will always come out on top when it comes to overall quality and style, vinyl shutters will always have their place in the bathroom and in some cases the kitchen. With Diamond Window Shutters, you can enjoy bespoke made-to-measure window shutters to suit not only your home’s style but your life style too. The Diamond Shutters team will meet you at your home and get to know exactly what you want and what you’re looking for. They’ll then provide you with the best window shutters for your needs. What’s more, they’ll design, manufacture and install your window shutters for the most affordable price possible. For more information on Diamond Shutters, contact them today on 020 83022447.