Comparing Aluminium, Poly, and Timber Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutters are a tried and tested way to change the look of your home and increase its value. These days when it comes to choosing a shutter that is right for your home and lifestyle we are spoiled for choice. Within that spoiled market there are 3 main types of interior plantation shutters – Aluminium, Poly, and Timber. Each of these different materials bring their own unique strengths. Which one should you choose for your home?
Poly Plantation Shutters
Polymer or PVC Plantation Shutters blend the strength, stability and precision of man-made materials whilst giving the appearance of painted timber shutters. Poly shutters are finely finished and are perfect for beautiful internal applications.
At Heritage Blinds & Shutters, our poly plantation shutters are made from an aerated and carbon reinforced polymer, and reinforced with internal aluminium extrusions. These design features ensure our shutters are lightweight and strong, while still maintaining the fine detail of an internal window solution.
Able to tolerate both heat and cold, and not susceptible to swelling with moisture, poly shutters bring the timeless look of painted timber shutters into the 21st century with the stability of an engineered material.
With many designer frame styles available, we can custom fit a poly shutter to virtually any window shape and size, and a fantastic colour palette ensures there is a poly shutter for every style of home.
Like all plantation shutters, poly shutters allow light control and airflow at the same time. However, due to their aerated polymer construction they have the added bonus of being a great insulator. This means they are able to keep the cold out on those long winter nights, and keep your home cooler in the heat of the Newcastle summer.
Our stylish and durable Ultra 20 poly shutters are available with a 20 year warranty.
Aluminium Plantation Shutters
Aluminium plantation shutters have enjoyed a steady increase in popularity over the past decade. They provide clean lines, with robust construction, and are the go to choice for houses with energetic children or animals.
Featuring a 10 year warranty, aluminium shutters are built to last. Blades are made from strong aluminium extrusions, and finished with durable colour matched nylon end caps. With a tough powder coated finish, they are low maintenance, and easy to clean.
Aluminium shutters are suited to all home shading solutions, including kitchen, bathroom and external applications.
Heritage Blinds & Shutters can provide you with both Australian made (made right here in Lake Macquarie) aluminium shutters and also imported options.
Timber Plantation Shutters
Timeless and elegant, there is a good reason timber shutters have endured. Once handmade by fine artisans, they are now made to exacting measure using 21st century technology. If it’s the warmth of timber you want, then nothing can match timber plantation shutters. Our basswood plantation shutters are available in all custom colour options, including clear finishes that allow the natural grain of the timber to shine.
Made from renewable basswood and with engineered finishes capable of exposure to the harsh Australian sun, timber plantation shutters come with a 5 year warranty.
So which is better?
To be honest the question shouldn’t be, “Which is better?” but, “Which is better for you?”. We often hear of shutter sales-people playing one type of shutter against another. This is obviously a great sales technique if you only sell one kind of shutter (if you only sell aluminium shutters, then you want people to think they’re better than all the other shutter options on the market). With over 30 years of experience at Heritage Blinds & Shutters, we can “hand on heart” say that all three shutter options each have their benefits.
Why not give us a call at Heritage Blinds & Shutters for some expert advice. We can help you find a plantation shutter that will give you many years of enjoyment, service and style.