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Choosing the Right Material for Your Hunter Douglas Shutters

No matter what material they are made of, shutters are considered an upgrade when it comes to window treatments. However, each type of material – wood, composite and synthetic – has certain benefits that make them a better fit than the others in certain situations. We carry all three types of Hunter Douglas shutters at All About Blinds Etc. Inc.

Hardwood Shutters

Heritance® shutters by Hunter Douglas are made of 100% hardwood, giving them a very traditional look. If you like the subtle pattern of natural woodgrain, these shutters would be perfect in your home. They are available with six different finishing techniques that each provide a distinct look.

Because they are available in the widest variety of painted colors and stains, wood shutters are a good choice if you are trying to match window trim, cabinetry, or flooring.

Wood is the lightest material Hunter Douglas uses in their shutters. For this reason, they work well on large windows. Heavier materials may require additional panels to cover a bigger area or they may cause your shutters to sag slightly over time.

For a historic or period home, hardwood shutters maintain the authenticity of the home’s features.

If you are hesitant to purchase real wood window coverings because of the potential effect on the environment, rest assured that Hunter Douglas is committed to preserving trees and gives a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation for each wood shutter they sell.

Synthetic Shutters

Palm Beach™ shutters are constructed from a completely manmade compound that is incredibly durable. As a result, Hunter Douglas guarantees these window treatments will not discolor, crack, warp or fade. They easily withstand both heat and humidity, making them ideal for use in bathrooms and kitchens.

The interior parts of these shutters are as tough as the outside. Aluminum rods and resin blocks stand up to rough use with breaking, which means these shutters will survive continual use and even the abuse that may occur in a child’s bedroom or playroom.

Hybrid Shutters

If neither of these sound right for your home, there is still another option. Hunter Douglas also offers NewStyle® hybrid material shutters. These shutters combine the beauty of natural hardwood with the durability of man-made materials, so you will never have to feel like you are compromising with your window treatments.

Have you found the perfect Hunter Douglas plantation shutters for your home? If you have, then stop by All About Blinds, Etc. today to purchase a set for your home. Our showroom is located in O’Fallon, Missouri, but we proudly serve the greater St. Charles area.

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