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Wood or Poly Plantation Shutters: 6 Powerful Facts You Must Know

Wood or Poly Plantation Shutters

When considering which plantation shutters to buy, you have many choices in both wood plantation shutter options and poly plantation shutter options. So, should you choose wood or poly plantation shutters?

As you review the following 6 facts about both wood and poly shutters, remember that free estimates help you to speak to a professional about which options would work best for your project needs.

Why Wood Plantation Shutters?

Wood plantation shutters are a naturally beautiful option that are aesthetically pleasing and highly customizable. Some of the notable reasons to buy wood plantation shutters are the wider builds, boasting up to 42 inches in width. Wood material is also beneficial because it allows color matching or using various staining options for customizing your shutters to match your rooms and finishes.

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Indian River Shutter offers an exclusive 5 1/2″ louver size, with options starting at 1 7/8″ on wood shutters, and our shutters are all read wood and not composite. An added feature of wood plantation shutters is that wood is strong and long-lasting with no color-fading and lightweight in comparison to other plantation shutter options.

In summary, the benefits of wood shutters are:

  • Build as wide as 42″
  • Paint match any color
  • Can come with a 5 1/2″ louver (Exclusive to IRSC)
  • Staining Options
  • Strong and long-lasting, No color-fading
  • Lightweight material

Why Poly Plantation Shutters?

Poly plantation shutters are a great alternative to wood. They have a smooth white finish that matches every color and space they are installed in. Poly plantation shutters are a solid product that won’t warp, discolor and they are known for being water resistant. It is for this reason that they are perfect for garage windows, laundry room spaces, bathroom shower windows or any window throughout your home.

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Another huge benefit of poly plantation shutters is that they are affordable, making them attractive to all homeowners. Poly shutters are solid enough, and durable enough to last a long time, with a timeless color that never goes out of fashion. Available in 2 1/2″ to 4 1/2″ louvers in poly materials.

In summary, the benefits of poly plantation shutters are:

  • Affordable
  • Water resistant
  • Solid material
  • No warping or discoloration
  • Great for garages, laundry rooms, and showers
  • Long-lasting color

Wood or poly plantation shutters combined benefits

Choosing between Wood or Poly plantation shutters are more about personal budgetary needs and customizable needs. Both poly and wood plantation shutters are made to order and custom fit to your job specifications. One benefit both wood or poly plantation shutters offer incredible insulation properties to help lower higher energy costs.

If you didn’t already know; ALL Indian River Shutter Company shutters are manufactured in South Florida, and we proudly install plantation shutters in Martin County, St. Lucie County, Palm Beach County, and Indian River County. We pride ourselves on manufacturing plantation shutters, using both wood and poly materials, right here in America.

To summarize, both wood and poly shutters are:

  • Made to order
  • Custom Fit
  • Manufactured locally in Florida
  • Insulation properties

Come Visit our Factory

It would be our pleasure to welcome you to come to our factory in Palm City, Florida, to see how Indian River Shutters manufactures plantation shutters that are made to order and customized to the highest quality product.

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Our factory is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM in Palm City, FL. Schedule a tour by calling our office at 772-220-0442. If you would like to work with our estimator’s to discuss your options further, visit the contact page to reach out to our team for a free estimate today.


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