But which Material is best for your Plantation shutters
They can make your property look better than ever, plantation shutters are a great option when it comes to function and style. They also be manufactured to suit different shapes from Oval, Arched and Sloped. They can even help you cut down on your monthly energy costs because of their energy efficiencies, saving money is always a good thing.
If you want to make the most out of your plantation shutters, however, you have to make a point to invest in the right material. Plantation shutters aren’t all the same. They’re frequently made using materials such as poplar, basswood, pvc (polyvinyl chloride, Thermalite (dense polymer foam) and Aluminium.
Poplar Plantation Shutters
Poplar is a timber that’s known for its tough texture, however its is quick growing timber and thus has much winder grain, this can be unstable in certain conditions. While cost effective, we don’t recommend shutters made from Poplar timber.
Basswood Timber Plantation Shutters
Basswood is a resilient soft timber that’s frequently called “lime” timber, many Chinese shutters are made from basswood, its also a plantation timber. But not all basswood shutters are constructed the same, some are just screwed and glued where the better models are constructed with Mortise & Tenon joints and timber is cut on the cross cut providing a structurally stronger blade.
Teak Timber Plantation Shutters
Teak is a hardwood is not only dimensionally stable, stronger and finely grained, it is eco-friendly. Our teak shutters materials are hand sanded and painted/stained multiple times, resulting in a super-premium, translucent finish.
Prescription Wood Conditioning, controlling the moisture levels to the destination city , ensuring the wood’s long term structural integrity.
Western Red Cedar Plantation Shutters
Made in Australia you can have the ultimate timber plantation shutter, these style of shutters can be used in when area and outdoor. Ideally left in their natural state with an oil finish.
PVC Plantation Shutters
PVC or Polyvinyl chloride is a popular synthetic polymer. People often refer to it simply as ‘PVC’. Our PVC shutter have increased its strength by installing Aluminium into the blades and styles to provide additional strength , avoid shutters without additional support in the blades as these have a tendency to move and warp.
Thermalite Plantation Shutters
Thermalite have the look and feel of wood with several major advantages. Made from dense polymer foam, Thermalite is a solid, non-toxic synthetic material. Being 100% made from renewable synthetic material, no natural resources are destroyed in the manufacturing process. Thermalite is water resistant, fire retardant and provides over 2-3 times the insulation of wood and vinyl shutters making it the ideal choice for both internal and external applications such as bathrooms, balconies, kitchens or anywhere around the home.
Aluminium Shutters -Aluminium plantation shutters are a greater choice for outdoor areas as its a sturdy metal that’s a popular choice thanks to its corrosion resistance. Depending on the style the can be virtually wind proof and can enclose your outdoor area.
Plantation Shutters come in a variety of colours or can be customised to match your own paint colours. For high to reach areas or just purely for easy of use you can motorised your shutters to control them via remote control or via voice.
So when you are comparing plantation shutters and prices look at the product, construction and warranty of your plantation shutters before you commit to your investment.