My name is Don and I’m a college student pursuing a liberal arts degree. I was asked in one of my courses to create a blog about a particular topic. I couldn’t think of anything off-hand, but I know that my parents are shopping around for some new window shutters. So I thought “Window shutters. Why not!” and thought I’d share my research with the world.

Knowing what the different types of window shutters is helpful because then you’ll know what kind of options you have. Basically, window shutters fall into three categories, which includes vinyl, wooden and composite. Below is more information about each type of shutter. With that said, read on to learn more about each type shutter and then you can start shopping around for shutters.

1. Vinyl shutters are affordable and available in a number of sizes. There are hollow vinyl shutters, as well as structured hollow and solid vinyl. There’s also solid vinyl shutters that have an aluminium insert, and these shutters are great for those who want something nice but affordable.

Blown PVC is used to fill the vinyl frame of the solid shutters. Solid vinyl shutters tend to be far more stable than hollow shutters. As for how much they cost, they are very affordable.

2. Composite- These shutters are made with engineered wood, and they are known for their sturdiness. They are also resistant to humidity and weather. They are a bit more pricier than vinyl shutters, but they are still more affordable than wood shutters.

3. Wood Shutters- Wood shutters are expensive, but for good reason, with one being they are very durable and they look great. They can be formed into custom shapes, as well as sizes and they can be stained or painted. You can’t do this with composite or vinyl shutters. If you’re looking for stylish shutters that are unique and durable, then consider getting wooden ones.

Keep in mind that even though there are three types of shutters, they are sold in many styles, shapes and colors. It’s important to take your time when choosing shutters for your home. Remember, many places sell shutters, so compare different retailers and their products before you choose shutters.