If you would like to install internal shutters in your home but you are not sure which type to choose, this short article will hopefully make your decision a little easier. In it, we are going to take a quick look at the main differences so that you can make an informed choice with which you are completely happy.
Should You Have Vinyl or Wood Shutters in Vaughan?
As a local firm, we are familiar with the concerns of homeowners in this part of the GTA and would like to offer the following advice when shopping for new shutters:
1. Maintenance – MDF shutters will deteriorate over time, in terms of their appearance, but the process will be much slower than with their wooden counterparts. If you are looking for a low maintenance option that you do not have to repair or replace for a number of years, MDF could therefore be the ideal solution.
2. Flexibility – If you have odd-shaped windows, you are more likely to be able to find a good fit from the range of wood shutters in Vaughan. Because they can be customized to fit almost any type of window, they offer more flexibility than MDF shutters.
3. Cost – Generally speaking, MDF is more expensive than wood but this is only really true for unpainted wooden shutters. If you include the cost of painting, the difference will be far less and is unlikely to have much of a bearing on your decision.
4. Durability – As mentioned above, MDF shutters will remain in good condition for longer than wooden ones but they cannot be refinished or repainted so if you are looking for shutters that you can install and keep for decades, wood is going to be the best choice. The painted finish on wood shutters in Vaughan and other areas may yellow more quickly than coloured MDF, and peel, but it can be sanded down and repainted whenever you wish.
If you are still not sure which type will be best for your needs, please feel free to call us for help and advice. As a locally based company with many years of experience, we are ideally placed to guide you in the right direction and because we offer both types, have nothing to gain from persuading you to choose one over the other. Call today for honest and objective advice on which you can rely.