Guide Custom Shutters

by | Jul 12, 2016 | Home design


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Many homes these days have custom shutters, and today there are many more materials used to make them than there were in the past. Hunter Douglas carries a versatile selection of wood, hybrid materials and Polysatin™ compound construction.

Below is a breakdown of the kinds of custom shutters and the materials they are made of that you can choose from to put in your house:

Medium Density Fiber Custom Shutters
One type of shutter is the medium density fiber or MDF, which is a hybrid type of material. These shutters are made of a composite of sawdust and glue that is formed into the proper shape. Then, the shutters are coated with a type of covering such as a vinyl wrap or paint. The pros of these shutters are that they are inexpensive, but are very high quality. Cons are that they don’t hold up to water well and they break a bit easier.

Poly Vinyl Chloride Shutters
Poly Vinyl Chloride, or PVC shutters, are made of extruded hollow vinyl and are sealed by caps on the edges. These shutters are low cost option but still of high quality. They’re also weather resistant and good in high-moisture areas.

Polysatin Shutters
Polysatin shutters are plantation-style shutters constructed with UV resistant polysatin compound, so they’re guaranteed never to warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor, regardless of extreme heat or moisture. Hunter Douglas carries Hunter Douglas Palm Beach™​ Polysatin shutters that are specifically designed for areas with high moisture and direct sunlight.

Foamed Synthetic Shutters
These custom shutters are good because they are water resistant, non-toxic and well insulated. They come in lots of colors and shapes and look like wood. However, they are heavier and cannot be stained.

Various Kinds of Wooden Shutters
There are several kinds of wooden shutters you can choose from such as premium hardwood and poly-satin, faux wood compounds. The best is the alder, which is also the most expensive. Hunter Douglas carries a large selection of stain and paint finishes.

Contact Blinds & Designs to discuss with a design professional which type of custom shutter is best for your situation and whether the shutters are going to be decorative or working shutters, and if they are for inside or outside use. Blinds & Designs is the premier source for custom window treatments in Western North Carolina. Since 2004, they have proudly provided top quality blinds, shades, shutters and drapery to the families and businesses of Fletcher, Asheville and the surrounding areas. You can connect with them on Facebook for more updates!