There’s no denying the rise in popularity of window shutters. Providing all kinds of properties with a sophisticated look, they create the perfect balance of style and practicality.

If you’re considering shutters for your home, then there are many factors to consider. In the following guide, we are going to explore the benefits of faux wood shutters, their lifespan as well as their durability, helping you to make an informed decision about your next investment.

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What are the benefits of faux wood shutters?

Faux wood shutters offer a host of benefits, including;

  • Long lifespan- At Emerald, our high-quality shutters are made from a solid composite material that is reinforced with an aluminium core, making them extremely strong. They are built to last and come with a 10-year warranty as standard, making them a worthwhile investment for your home.
  • Durability– Our bespoke range of shutters are highly durable as they will not warp, peel or flake over time. They are also completely waterproof which allows them to be used in any room in the house including wet rooms/ bathrooms.
  • Better noise reduction– Our shutters offer great noise insulation as they help to block out any external noise, making them an ideal choice for homes near busy roads.
  • Improved insulation– Our faux wooden shutters offer fantastic heat insulation. Not only do they help to keep cold air from entering during winter, but they also help to keep rooms cool in the summer. Paired with our high-performing double and triple-glazed units, improved energy efficiency is a given when you buy window shutters from Emerald.
  • Controls light– One of the best things about window shutters is that you have full control over the amount of light entering your home. This also helps to prevent your furniture from fading from exposure to UV.
  • Enhanced privacy and 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. Our window shutters also offer enhanced security, as outsiders’ views are restricted as well as adding an extra obstacle to face in order to enter.

Transform your home with Emerald’s range of bespoke window shutters

At Emerald, we provide quality bespoke shutters to homeowners across the South West of England.  Our faux wood shutters are available in several different styles including café style, tier on tier, full height and tracked.

Our Café style shutters are panels designed to cover only the lower section of the window. This style offers great privacy, and an influx of natural light to enter through the exposed glass.

Our Tier on Tier shutters are two sets of panels that sit on top of each other and are designed for complete control over light, privacy and view. They offer versatility as the top and bottom operate independently of each other.

Our Full Height shutters are one of the most popular styles of shutters that we sell at Emerald. These are designed to cover the full window height, with the option of 1/3 or half to operate independently of the rest. This style allows privacy and light to be fully controlled.

Our Tracked shutters slide open and back for easy access, and are particularly used for patio doors.

At Emerald, we provide shutters that can be customised to any RAL colour. Additionally, we offer two distinct colour ranges: the De Montfort range, featuring a standard Snow White shade, and the Eleanor Range, which includes beautiful Almonry, Abbey, and Swan shades. As well as choosing the perfect style of shutter for your home you can also choose your choice of frame, type of louvre and tilt option. With so much choice, you are bound to find the perfect addition to your home.

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Why choose Emerald for your next home improvement project?

As a family-run business with over 15 years of experience in the industry, we pride ourselves on providing homeowners with high-quality home improvement products to enhance any type of property.

As well as our range of high-quality shutters we also offer an extensive range of windows, doors, conservatories and roofline products that are available in a range of materials and styles. With so much choice, finding the perfect addition for your home is made simple with Emerald.

For more information about our high-quality shutters, contact our expert team of installers for a free, no-obligation quotation. You can also visit our showroom to see the full range up close, our team will be on hand to give you expert advice to help you find the perfect match for your home.

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With a head office in Swindon, a short trip from the motorway, we are ideally located to offer our services across Wiltshire, Reading, Bath, Bristol, Marlborough, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and other surrounding locations.

Emerald provide and install home improvements in all materials – uPVC, aluminium and traditional timber. No matter what material you choose, you can be sure we’ll provide you consistent quality – our work is always finished to the highest standards, whether you’re installing 2 windows or 20!

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What our customers are saying

We pride ourselves on the hundreds of customer reviews that we have collected over our many years of trading. Why not read some of our testimonials yourself, and see how our customers have rated their experience with our service.

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Emerald windows were brilliant. The patio door was removed and replaced with a window. All work was carried out from bricking up the outside to plastering the inside. Great work...

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We worried about choosing a window company. We looked at all the usual national firms but we preferred the feel of a smaller local family run business as the rep...

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Very Pleased

Very pleased with the whole process from Mark letting us see and touch the product in the showroom in Swindon (many don't!), to a transparent price breakdown, no "buy now...

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Highly Recommended

Highly recommend Emerald Windows and Doors; new Front and back doors fitted yesterday. Cannot praise Mark the Fitter enough, courteous, friendly and very helpful. Top job with attention to detail...

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Emerald Windows – A Quality Product

Emerald windows have just installed a new composite front door to our property. We are very pleased with the product and the installers were polite, professional and have carried out...

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