The timeless elegance of wooden shutters adds instant charm and sophistication to any kind of property. But when it comes to choosing the right material, faux wood shutters often raise questions. Are they just cheap imitations, or do they offer genuine benefits?

In this blog, we will delve into the pros and cons of faux wood shutters, helping you to make an informed decision about your next investment.

What are faux wood shutters?

Faux wood shutters are a great alternative to real hardwood shutters. They are made from a solid core composite material that looks very similar to real wood. In addition, they have many of the same benefits as real wood shutters including durability, versatility, and energy efficiency. Faux wood shutters come with a realistic wood grain texture and are available in many different colours and customisation options, which makes it easy for them to match your home’s décor.

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The benefits of faux wood shutters explained

Faux wood shutters offer numerous benefits. Let’s take a closer look at some of them:

  1. Long-Lasting Durability– Faux wood shutters offer the beauty of real wood without the drawbacks. They are durable and won’t warp, peel, or flake over time, ensuring they remain in excellent condition for many years. Additionally, they are completely waterproof, making them suitable for use in any room, including bathrooms.
  2. Enhanced Privacy & Security– Unlike blinds or curtains, shutters are the only solution available on the market that allows you to control your privacy which makes them appealing for homes which are overlooked. Window shutters also offer enhanced security, as outsiders’ views are restricted.
  3. Low Maintenance– Additionally, faux wood shutters require very little maintenance and are easy to clean. They only require a simple wipe over every so often to keep them looking their best.
  4. Energy Efficient– Faux wood shutters also offer fantastic heat insulation as they effectively work to keep the warm air in and the cold air out. At Emerald, our faux wood shutters are compatible with double glazing which makes them an energy-efficient addition to every property.
  5. Acoustic Insulation– Faux wood shutters also offer better noise reduction as they effectively work to block out external noise, making them a great addition for homes near busy roads.
  6. Versatile Design– Faux wood shutters are also a great addition for properties with unusual-shaped windows like arches. Faux wood shutters can be made bespoke for your windows.

Discover Emerald’s range of faux wood shutters

At Emerald, we provide premium faux wood shutters to homeowners in the South West. Our shutters come in a variety of styles including café style, tier-on-tier, full height, and tracked.

Our café style shutters are designed to cover only the lower section of the window, offering excellent privacy while allowing natural light to come in. Additionally, our tier-on-tier shutters consist of two sets of panels that sit on top of each other, providing complete control over natural light, privacy, and view.

Our full height shutters, one of the most popular styles, are designed to cover the entire window height. You can also operate one-third or half of them independently. We also offer tracked shutters that slide open and back for easy access which makes them a great choice for patio doors.

If you’re interested in getting custom shutters for your home, we’ve got you covered! Our shutters can be tailored to meet your exact preferences, including your choice of colour. We offer two distinct colour ranges for faux wood shutters – the De Montfort range and the Eleanor range. Our shutters are built from a solid composite material that features a reinforced aluminium core, which means they’re incredibly durable. Plus, we offer a 10-year guarantee on all of our shutters.

White shutters in a back bedroom overlooking the front driveway.

How can Emerald help you with your next home improvement project?

As a family-run business with over 15 years of experience, we pride ourselves on providing homeowners in the South West with quality installations, exceptional customer service, and competitive pricing. For more information on how we can help to transform your home with our faux wood shutters then contact a member of our friendly team for a free quote. You can also visit our showroom in Swindon to browse our extensive product range for yourself.

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