One of the most frequent questions we are asked is “why to choose composite shutters vs wood shutters.” We believe there are significant differences both with environmental and with budgets that clients have for their project. Hunter Douglas is the leader in the industry for innovation and environmental concerns.
Shutters and Horizontal Blinds what you need to know
Composite shutters are made with a petroleum based product in combination with wood particles. This gives the shutter great durability and are less prone to the effects of temperature and moisture. So with our harsh summer heat and cold winter days, this makes this product a great insulator for any home. Hunter Douglas warranties this product against warping, bowing and discoloration. This product is functional as well as beautiful and lasts a lifetime warrantee from Hunter Douglas. There are many neutral whites as well as wood grain finishes to choose from. They also able to fit many specialty shape windows such as arches and angles. Hunter Douglas makes their product here in the USA with a 2-3 week production time, no shipping from over- seas. This leaves a lot less environmental footprint. Hunter Douglas shutters are Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified and Greenguard Child & School Certified.
Wood shutters are becoming an increasingly sought- after product. Hunter Douglas makes their wood shutters here in the USA and using a renewable source, this sets them apart from the shutters made out of the country and shipped here from elsewhere. Hunter Douglas wood shutters are made with Basswood or North American Hardwood, which gives them the “furniture for windows” look, bringing warmth beauty and style to your windows. Hunter Douglas has 100 standard colors to choose from including custom stain and paint colors. This gives you the ability to match existing woodwork, wall coverings or fabric of any color imaginable. Hunter Douglas wood shutters are very energy efficient and have high R-values, which means lower heating and cooling bills. It is estimated that up to 30% of a home’s heating or cooling costs are lost through windows. Again, Hunter Douglas wood shutters are Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified and Greenguard Child and School Certified.
Faux wood and wood blinds offer you quality, style and are friendly to you budget. Faux wood offers realistic wood grain patterns and come in bright classic look of painted as well.
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