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Deciding on Vinyl and Wood Shutters

If you have set your heart on adding shutters to your home, then you’ve made a great choice—shutters offer great maneuverability and light control without the risk of cords, providing a both modern and classic linear look to any space.

Hunter Douglas Heritance® Wood Shutters near Tucson, Arizona (AZ)

Doing your research and settling on a singular window treatment family is hard, often stressful work! While you have come this far, there is still a little more work to be done: choosing which type of shutter is best for your home. For example, if you are deciding between vinyl and genuine hardwood shutters, you might feel like you are in a pickle. They both are great options, but which is best for your home’s aesthetic and functional needs? Our team at The Blind Guys is here to take any stress out of the equation and help you select the right option for you.

If you are deciding between vinyl and genuine wood shutters, you need to consider three factors: maintenance, durability, and design.

Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Vinyl Shutters from Hunter Douglas

For Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Vinyl Shutters from Hunter Douglas, you can enjoy low maintenance, high durability, and neutral design options that will go with any space.

  • Maintenance: Crafted with man-made materials, vinyl shutters are easy to clean and provide less worry than genuine wood shutters.
  • Durability: Promised to withhold against daily wear and tear better than genuine wood shutters, vinyl is incredible durable. In fact. Palm Beach Polysatin Shutters are guaranteed to never warp, crack, fade, chip, peel, or discolor. That makes these shutters perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, sunrooms, and even the outside of your house. Plus, with an interior aluminum bracing and resin blocks, these shutters are designed to last.
  • Design: Vinyl shutters from Hunter Douglas are available in three neutral colors (White, Bright White, and White Silk). These colors fit in with any style of décor in your home.

If you desire a durable, low-maintenance shutter with minimalist designs, then you will adore adding vinyl shutters to your home.

Hunter Douglas Heritance® Wood Shutters

With Heritance® Wood Shutters from Hunter Douglas, you can enjoy lasting quality, durability, and an extensive array of custom designs.

  • Maintenance: Since genuine wood shutters are made from real wood, they require a bit more care and attention. For example, wood can become warped or discolored when it becomes wet. Therefore, when you clean them, you need to use a duster or a cloth lightly sprayed with furniture polish or lemon oil. If your shutters ever do become wet, you must wipe them down immediately. With this in mind, genuine wood shutters are better off in dry rooms instead of kitchens or bathrooms.
  • Durability: Crafted with Truemill® dovetail construction, Hunter Douglas Heritance® Hardwood Shutters feature one of the soundest construction methods in the window treatment realm. Instead of relying on a glue and dowel system, these shutters are interlocked for superior strength.
  • Design: Unlike vinyl shutters, genuine wood shutters can be crafted with custom colors, stains, and finishing techniques (such as wormholes or a distressed look), giving you more room to roam when it comes to design.

If you are happy with moderate maintenance, trusted construction, and various customization options, then deciding between vinyl or genuine shutters starts and ends with genuine.

NewStyle® Composite Shutters

For a shutter solution that falls somewhere in between, don’t forget Hunter Douglas NewStyle® Composite Shutters! Made from a durable hybrid material with the same Truenill® dovetail construction as our 100% hardwood option, these shutters are a great compromise if you’re seeking durability, easy maintenance, and some customizability options!

Contact Us Today

To learn more about our shutter options, as well as other Hunter Douglas shades, blinds, and drapes, be sure to contact us online or visit us today at The Blind Guys. We are located in Tucson, Arizona, and proudly serve the surrounding areas including the Catalina Foothills, Oro Valley, Tanque Verde, and Casas Adobe. Give us a call at (520) 798-2208 to reach a member of our team or leave us a message and we’ll get right back with you to help you with your next window treatment design!