The evolution of window shutters is worth noting. Years ago, exterior window shutters were installed to simply protect the home from harsh elements and control the entrance of natural light. Over the years, shutters are also installed for aesthetic purposes.
Whether you want it for its original function, for aesthetics, or for both, here are some materials you can use for your exterior shutters:
Aluminium as a shutter material had a rough start because of how it reacts to heat. Over the years, however, Brisbane homes are starting to be more open to the idea of having external aluminium shutters. Due to its durability and top-notch protection against hurricanes, more and more homeowners are using the material.
For an artistic touch, apply powder coat finish to your aluminium shutters.
Vinyl shutters are the least expensive among the other materials listed here. It is mainly used for decorative purposes, however, due to its flimsy nature. Depending on the structure, some vinyl pieces have PVC or aluminium support for stability.
People have been using window shutters made of wood for years, and many still choose this option to date. This is because wood is the most flexible of among all shutter materials. Though maintaining it can be a bit more challenging than others, some types of wood like pine and cedar are known for their long lifespan.
Fibreglass is the most expensive shutter material, but it is the most low-maintenance option. It can withstand storms and comes in a variety of colours. Homeowners can also customise their fibreglass shutters to go well with the design of the house.
Made of a combination of wood and plastic, composite materials are relatively new to the shutter business. Though hailed as maintenance-free, composites are not spared from natural shutter problems such as moulds.
There are truly great varieties of materials to choose from. Have you picked yours?