“Mike was very knowledgeable, responsive and did high quality work for me. I will use him next time I need to change out any shutters.”
— Elizabeth P
Composite plantation shutters versus - faux wood plantation shutters
Plantation shutters are either made from wood or they are made from something else. The “something else” can be what gets people in trouble.
The best non-wood material is a true solid composite resin material. However, the word composite gets used falsely all the time in this industry with salesman glossing over what they are selling by calling their non-wood shutters ‘composite’ when instead they are something completely different such as vinyl, a sawdust impregnated material, or a veneered panel with a wood-based core.
What they are doing is mis-labelling their non-wood product by using composite as a generic term for anything not wood.
A solid resin composite is the best material on the market for a plantation shutter.
Vinyl, for instance, is not wood, but it’s not composite either, it’s at the lowest rung of quality, vinyl shutters are basically plastic, they are lightweight, often hollow, or sometimes with a wood based filler susceptible to moisture and creating a vinyl/plastic veneer. They lack structural integrity, are known to sag and warp overtime and can only be used in small sized windows due to their lack of structure and rigidity.
Engineered resin composite plantation shutters are solid, with color all the way through the material, you can feel the difference in the weight of them, they are 10% heavier than natural wood. Because there is no wood in them at all so they are both environmentally friendly, and do not warp, swell or crack like wood will, they are perfectly at home in a humid environment so much so they can be installed in kitchens and bathrooms, even inside a shower.
Best of all since their color is through the entire material there is no paint to ever peel or crack or need to repaint them.
A wood core Faux shutter sold as a composite plantation shutter after it gets wet
Faux-wood is probably the most misused term in the industry. Is it wood? Is it not wood? Well, it’s “kinda wood, kinda not …”
‘Faux wood’ just means ‘artificial’ or ‘fake’ but it doesn’t describe the actual material it is made of. It could be vinyl, the lowest quality,or it could be a mixture of plastic and sawdust pulp, which makes it really a worse choice than wood, since you are not getting any of the natural beauty of solid hardwood while at the same time not getting any of the benefits of a solid resin composite being impervious to moisture, warping, cracking or peeling. All you are getting is a cheaper version with worse qualities.
When you are ready to experience truly the best product on the market for plantation shutters we would be happy to schedule a free consultation with you to show you our full line of true composite plantation shutters and let you see for yourself why resin composite is the right choice for your project.
- You can choose from a full line of composite or solid wood plantation shutters, including professional installation
- Factory direct, no middle man, no expensive showroom, we pass the savings on to our customers.
- Lifetime warranty on product and installation.
- Serving Denver and surrounding areas.
Popular Denver Plantation Shutter Styles
We carry a complete line of style of plantation shutters for every kind of window in your house, with Graber plantation shutters you have 8 years of time-tested quality standing behind your choices
You can choose from engineered composite or North American hardwood plantation shutters. In Denver solid wood is recommended when you want a stained plantation shutter. Hand-crafted in a range of custom styles, they are an investment in quality that will add warmth and value to your home.
Composite works well for white or painted shutters and for any environment with moisture. The consultation process is free, and I will help you with styles, materials and colors.
We have streamlined the entire process
From design to installation :
- A single visit, no extra verification or measurement appointments required
- Never a measurement fee
- Get fast installation: just 2-3 weeks for most plantation shutters, don’t wait 8 to 10 weeks
- Instant pricing at time of measurement, You don’t wait days for an emailed quote
- No additional charges for 3 1/2″ or 4 1/2″ view louvers, split louver options, in Highlands Ranch
- Lifetime Warranty On Shutters
- Lifetime Warranty On Installation
“Mike the shutter guy”
When you purchase plantation shutters from me, you are supporting a locally-owned family business.
I buy direct from the manufacturer, there is no expensive showroom to pay for, no middlemen, no salesmen, no extra markups, I pass the savings along to you, same quality as everyone else, better prices.
I bring the showroom to your living room, plus free design consultation so we can match plantation shutter styles and colors to match your home’s style, whether it is traditional, contemporary or modern.
Custom designed plantation shutters, factory direct, professionally installed. There is never any pressure or obligation to purchase.
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