Are Wood Shutters Durable?
Homeowners traditionally choose wood shutters due to their combination of function and form. When tilted, the louvers offer a great deal of control over light and airflow throughout a room. But more than that, shutters add a touch of refinement and “completeness” to every home. The use of wood as a construction material only amplifies this sense of refinement, with stain and varnish showcasing rich whorls of grain present within the wood. Of course, all the elegance in the world is worth little if the product won’t last. So the question on many homeowners’ lips is the same: Are wood shutters durable?
Crafted for Beauty and Endurance
While wood has a tendency to warp when exposed to moisture, most wood shutter manufacturers adjust for this by choosing only the most reliable construction materials and state-of-the-art construction techniques. These include:
- Using rot resistant hardwoods, like Paulownia wood, or specially engineered wood composites, like MDV.
- Conditioning the wood for the moisture level present in the area it will be installed to prevent expansion and warp.
- Quarter-sawing the wood to maintain a tighter grain in the louvers and provide greater resistance to distortion.
- Finishing the wood with durable and easy-to-clean coatings to make the wood shutters resistant to scratches.
Most shutter companies take care to source their wood sustainably as well, ensuring that the forests they use last as long as their wood shutters do.
Installing Your Shutters with US Verticals
At US Verticals, we believe in installing only the most resilient and beautiful window treatments. If you wouldn’t find it in our homes, we won’t install it in your home. This is why we’ve partnered with companies like Norman® and Alta Window Fashions to offer durable wood shutters for your windows. Our factory-trained technicians install these top-of-the-line hardwood and MDV products, which come backed with extraordinary limited lifetime warranties.
Are you ready to add a touch of elegance to your home? Contact US Verticals today or visit our Kissimmee showroom to learn more about our wood shutters