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Should I Buy Wood, Faux Wood or Vinyl Shutters?
Although vinyl shutters are the most affordable shutter material, interior designers do not appreciate their plastic appearance and lack of color selection (usually only a few neutral shades). Therefore vinyl shutters should only be used in area’s where they will be subjected to direct and consistent exposure to moisture. Constantly exposing real wood or composite wood shutters to moisture will cause warping and damage the finish.
Real wood and composite wood shutters look and feel nearly identical but real wood shutters can be quite a bit more expensive. To simply this decision, begin by determining which color your shutters will feature. If you would like a wood stain, choose a real wood shutter. Staining real wood allows you to see the beautiful natural characteristics of the wood like tiger stripping, pine knots and burls.
If you would like a paint finish, use composite wood shutters. Once several coats of paint are applied to the shutter, the natural wood characteristics of real wood shutters are hidden so that the real wood and faux wood options look nearly identical. Using the composite wood shutter can save you a significant amount of money!
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