Why real wood Shutters?
Most faux wood/composite shutters are comprised mostly
of compressed wood and sawdust that's been fused
together with a ton of chemicals and then covered with a
thin vinyl covering to help mask what's really
underneath. Interior grade MDF materials are commonly
known to quickly disintegrate if they ever get wet and are
also extremely heavy so they tend to have the most
sagging and bowing issues. There are also hybrid shutters
where wood and faux wood materials are mixed together.
Faux wood shutters are marketed as being environmental
friendly while in reality the faux-wood manufacturing
process is mostly made from bi-products of oil and gas
which creates pollution and toxic waste. Many consumers
of faux-wood shutters initially have a good experience,
they often find that over the years the color of the
material can in fact fade, yellow or discolor, scratch, and
even stain. In fact, most faux-wood shutters are now
painted with a finish coat to keep them from discoloring.
These materials will often become brittle with age and
sun exposure which actually makes them more prone to
breakage and cracking than their wood counterparts.
Faux woods also tend to be a very heavy material, often
twice the weight of wood which can actually "sag" in the
window after time has passed. PVC, MDF and other
similar materials have also been found to emit their
internal toxins into your homes once heated or exposed to
the sun from your windows.
Today, most faux-wood products are sold by big retailers
often selling by the volume cutting out wood product in
order to maintain a presence in the market place.
Unfortunately their motivator is a high profit margin, not
the quality of their brand. Our mission is to always put
customer satisfaction and quality ahead of our profits!
Choosing real wood shutters not only adds beauty and
value to your home, but it will also help keep your home
cool in the summer and warm in the winter, you'll have
more control of the amount of light that comes into your
home, and they are easier to maintain compared to
Call us today for your free in-home consultation and find
out why we come highly recommended!