PVC Vs Wood Plantation Shutters

When you think the Plantation Shutters, most liekly you will come to Wood made shutters as its been used for decades.
What’s the PVC made Plantation Shutters, most people may ask, and naturally compare with Wood Shutters in terms of quality, warranty as well as price.

Appearance

PVC shutters as the name indicates its made with PVC and painted over in the surface and coated against normal wear and UV treated.
It has no apperace difference when you look at both timber and pvc shutters when you stand in front of them, unless you put finger tap on it. You may be able to tell as they sound differently, aslo the weight of PVC shutters is heavier than timber you will feel easily.
PVC is a soft material, for big windows it may be not good options, but nowadays, manufacutrers make the pvc in hollow shape with added aluminium insert to reinforce whole structure. Its more durable than before.
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Natural Characteristics

PVC as an articficial material, has not much reaction to heat and mositure, unlike the timber made. This characteristics make the PVC shutters ideal for wet areas such as Kithen, Laundry, Toilet and Bathroom.

Maintainenance

Timber Shutter is still widely used worldwide but it lost market when PVC shutters emerges. It needs regular maintainence and under Australia crucial weather – high UV and heat for north facing windows, the timber does crack and warp eventually. You may find in Queensland, where hot and humidy weahther, PVC Plantation Shutters takes large percentage market.
PVC is a soft material, for big windows it may be not good options, but nowadays, manufacutrers make the pvc in hollow shape with added aluminium insert to reinforce whole structure. Its more durable than before.
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Pro & Con

One advantage for wood shutters, you can sand, and stain it in whatever color you like, while PVC is pre-painted by manufacturer, you dont have chance to re-do this.
However if you are after none-standard shape shutters for your tri-angle, arch window, wood is only option you have ,as PVC cannot bend over to make certain shape.

Warranty

Timber shutters can have long life if regular maintainance is carried on, but it does crack and warp no matter how you care them. Its just a matter how you could tollerate the appearance. Most Shutters in the Market has 3 years structure warranty but excluding nature warp and crack. Some companies offer 20 years waranty, you may have to double think this sale stratey.
PVC shutters usually comes with 10 years structure warranty, as its very stable material – barely no reaction with heat and mositure, even through paint does fade off eventually but the whole shutters – every parts will fade off other than one or two piece, so unlikely you will see difference.
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Price

PVC shutters is less likely expensive, while timber shutter in the common sense is a premium at higher price tag. Just be price wise, and consider all factors above when you are making decision on which one you should go.

Conclusion

Over years experience on Plantation Shutters business in Melbourne Australia, we do manufacturing, design, supply, installtion as well as many repairing jobs for some old suburbs like Brighton and Toorak where lots of timber shutter used in whole street.
We can offer professional advise on sorts of plantation shutters for both indooor and outdoor, windows and doors. PVC, Timber and Alauminium Plantation Shutters are three most common ones and its ideal we talk to you at your home, so we can measure and quote based on dimension onsite, also discuss sorts of options including mount and frame types etc.
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