Shutters are a beautiful addition to any home, offering a warm custom look that can’t be beat. If you are set on having shutter in your home and understand how they will interact with your home but are concerned about the maintenance or cost of hardwood, no worries.
Faux wood shutters are an excellent alternative to hardwood and are available in composite wood. As such, they offer many benefits and advantages.
Faux Wood Is Easy To Clean
Faux wood is very easy to clean, often just needing a simple wipe down with a damp microfiber cloth or dusting spray. If you get your cloth too wet while cleaning, be sure to run a dry towel over the shutters to wipe away extra moisture. Remember, genuine hardwood shutters cannot be cleaned with water as it can cause warping.
Faux Wood Looks Just Like The Real Thing
Despite what you may think, faux wood shutters are visually comparable to the real thing.
However, it is important to remember that if you have custom wood in your home, faux wood shutters may not have the same texture and stain options. Consult with a professional to discuss your options and find a shutter that works for you and your home.
Faux Wood Will Keep Its Shape & Color
It is an unfortunate fact of hardwood that when exposed to excess sunlight and moisture, they can warp and fade. Faux wood shutters like the Hunter Douglas® NewStyle Shutters are more resistant to these side effects, even in the toughest of conditions, and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty to not warp or fade.
Faux Wood Is Budget Friendly
Faux Wood Is Moisture Resistant
Faux wood shutters also have the advantage of being more moisture resistant than real wood. In St. Louis, it can get rather humid and rainy, which can wreak havoc on hardwood shutters. If you want shutters in your bathroom composite wood shutters are a much better choice.