Although they can be found at a very reasonable price, shutters for residential properties still represent a significant investment so it is worth taking your time when making your choice. Having paid for the supply and installation of your new shutters, you will not want to change them in a hurry so you need to be happy that you have chosen a type that is perfect for your needs.
Choosing Shutters for Vaughan Properties
Whether you wish to be guided by local trends or go your own way, the following two factors should be taken into consideration when you are shopping for brand new shutters.
- Style – There are three main types of available in the area: solid, plantation, and café shutters. In our opinion, solid shutters are the most suitable for period properties, offering a traditional look and feel. During the day, you can open them completely, allowing the maximum amount of light to enter your home, and at night you can close them to provide an extra layer of insulation and security. Plantation shutters have louvers that can be opened or shut, in much the same way as the slats on a venetian blind. This provides a greater level of control over light levels and privacy during the day. Café shutters are normally design to cover just the bottom half of a window, making them a good choice for cafés but not for residential properties.
- Materials – The two main types of material used in the manufacture of shutters in Vaughan, and elsewhere in the GTA, are wood and vinyl. Vinyl is the lower maintenance option but wood is more customizable and can be repainted as many times as you wish, providing the opportunity for a change of colour every couple of years. Vinyl shutters are often cheaper than wooden ones, making them a good choice for homeowners keen to keep costs down when decorating their home. However, the greater longevity of wooden shutters in many situations does mitigate this fact somewhat and means that the price differential should not really be a deciding factor.
If you are currently shopping for new shutters in Vaughan
and you would like some help in making the right choice, call us today and we will be more than happy to assist. We offer free in-home consultations so you don’t even have to leave your property in order to benefit from our advice!