A question we get asked at almost every home visit we go to is window shutters wood vs vinyl.
The first and probably the most important thing to consider when it comes to window shutters wood vs vinyl is which rooms you would like your window shutters fitted in.
Vinyl window shutters are suitable for every single room in your home, with wood window shutters you need to be a little more careful.
In my opinion wood window shutters should never be installed in rooms where the shutters are likely to get splashed or be exposed to steamy conditions.
Wood window shutters are made from natural timber and are stained or painted to the colour of your choice.
Natural timber can be prone to wrapping and the paint flaking over time so never install wooden shutters in bathrooms, en-suites and kitchens.
Vinyl window shutters on the other had are totally waterproof so are the perfect choice for your bathroom and kitchen.
Vinyl shutters are also very robust so cleaning off toothpaste and washing up splashes is not a problem.
When it comes to window shutters wood vs vinyl if you have a colour in mind that isn’t white then the wood window shutters are the ones for you. With a huge range of stained and painted finishes wood shutters range, I’m sure will have a colour that will go perfectly with any room in your home, you can even have them custom coloured if the colour you want is not available in the standard range.
Vinyl window shutters on the other hand have a very limited colour range. Normally a couple of shades of white and off white.
Next thing to consider when thinking about window shutters wood vs vinyl is your budget.
When it comes to window coverings all window shutters work out far more expensive than the more traditional roller blinds or wooden ventian blinds.
To give you an idea of the difference in costs, below are prices we would charge to supply and install in Leicestershire.
Window Size 1200mm x 1200mm
Roller Blind £104 Wooden Venetian £140 Vinyl Shutter £395 Wood Shutter £629
As you can see from the prices when thinking about window shutters wood vs vinyl there is a difference in costs between the 2 types.
The main reasons for the difference in price is the cost of the raw materials and the time they take to manufacture.
Natural timber is more expensive than man made vinyl and the timber needs treating, painting and/or staining which all adds to the cost.
If you would like more information on the most common problems with shutters and how to avoid them https://www.barlowblinds.com/6-most-common-problems-with-window-shutters
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