The Benefits Of Wood Window Shutters Over Plastic Window Shutters

Interior window shutters are becoming more popular than ever before and for good reason too. Window shutters not only look great but they boast a whole plethora of advantages for the home too. They allow occupants to filter in light as they see fit, whether they want to allow in as much light as possible or black out the light entirely; they also offer additional home security thanks to their ability to deter prying eyes from the home. They’re also incredible at helping to reduce your heating bills thanks to their ability at keeping the heat in your home more than netting, curtains or regular blinds. Add in their ability to help eliminate outdoor noise and it’s easy to see just why window shutters are a must have in every home.

Wood Window Shutters; The Choice Of Home Owners Everywhere

With this in mind, the question has become less about whether to have window shutters and more about which window shutters to have. Innovative designers at consider a lot of factors while designing windows and shutters that suit your home. Today, we’re looking at the benefits of wood window shutters over plastic window shutters and why so many are opting for the more sustainable option.

Style – whether you’re looking for something warm and traditional or a totally contemporary option to fit in with a modern design, wood shutters are an excellent choice. They can look classy and elegant; offer the luxurious feel you’re after and even blend in perfectly with rustic surroundings. Wooden window shutters are the ideal choice for just about any style you’re looking to achieve as they can be painted and finished in any way you desire. This can be harder to achieve with plastic window shutters.

Quality – when it comes to the quality of wooden window shutters, it’s pretty much unrivalled. Wood is incredibly strong, it’s durable and of course, it’s hard wearing. It’s guaranteed to last you for years to come, making them a great investment. While plastic window shutters can prove durable and of course hard wearing, they simply cannot compare to real wood.

Variation – wooden window shutters can be made available in not only a variety of woods but also a variety of colours and finishes too. This allows you to find the perfect finish for your home and décor. Compare this to plastic window shutters and you’ll find yourself a little more limited in the colours and finishes available.

Totally Bespoke – regardless of whether you want speciality shaped window shutters or a particular colour matched, wooden window shutters can be made bespoke to you, to fit to the space you have. This can be much harder to achieve with plastic window shutters. 

Sustainable – plastic has become a hot topic of debate of late. With supermarkets trying to reduce their use of plastic bags, plastic straws being made obsolete from just about every eatery and the focus now on single use plastics, plastic window shutters are undoubtedly seen as a less sustainable option. Wooden window shutters however, will rot and break down when they’ve finished their lifespan as window shutters, without adding to our ever-growing landfill option. Put simply, wooden window shutters are the more sustainable choice.

Want quality wooden window shutters…?

If you’re looking for quality wooden window shutters, we suggest you give the experts at Diamond Window Shutters a call today. With a multitude of different window shutter styles available, from café to tracked and beyond, you’ll fall in love with creating your dream shutters thanks to the expertise from their team, coupled with their first class service. For more information, call them today on 020 8302 2447. 

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.