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Types of Shutters – Vinyl, Wood, or HDF Shutters

Shutter Types, Shutters

Guide to the most common types of materials used for shutters.

 

Bi-Pass Sliding Shutters Closed

Vinyl (Newport Shutters)

  • Waterproof.
  • Great for showers and kitchen areas. Mainly used for Day in Day out water spray.
  • Our vinyl shutters are made from Solid Extruded Vinyl vs. Less Quality Composite or Hollow Vinyl.
  • Not as strong as engineered hardwoods (HDF) or the natural hardwoods.
  • ‘Fatter Slats’ – Oval louver slats take away more view.

More info on Vinyl Shutters

Engineered Hardwood – HDF (Savannah Shutters)

  • ‘Green’ Material, contains 100% recycled and recovered wood fibers.
  • Warp free material & resistant to the effects of moisture and temperature change.
  • Less expensive than the natural hardwoods.
  • Smooth finish, easy to clean, no natural grain, optimal for painted finishes.
  • Slim Line design ‘Flat’ louver slats for greater visibility compared to ‘Oval’ Shaped louver slats.

More info on HDF Shutters

Basswood (Colonial Shutters)

  • Versatile due to its natural light creamy-white color.
  • Can be stained from the lightest maple color to a dark cherry.
  • The smooth and clear grain structure creates a traditional look and feel.
  • Can be stained or painted.
  • Slim Line design ‘Flat’ louver slats for greater visibility compared to ‘Oval’ Shaped louver slats.

More info on Basswood Shutters

Knotty Alder (Georgian Lodge Shutters)

  • Less expensive than some of the other Exotic hardwoods.
  • Beautiful graining and swirling knots, creates a beautiful Mountain resort or Rustic Cabin feel.
  • Great for stained applications.
  • Slim Line design ‘Flat’ louver slats for greater visibility compared to ‘Oval’ Shaped louver slats.

More info on Knotty Alder Shutters

Specialty Woods

  • In addition to our other quality shutter lines we specialize in other fine hardwoods such as Cherry, Oak, Walnut, Knotty Pine and more.
  • We would be happy to build your shutters with the hardwood species of your choice.

To view additional images of these shutter types, please visit our shutter gallery. If you are looking for a Utah shutter company, please give us a call at 801-467-8823. Or request an estimate on shutters here.

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