opennshut specialise in supplying interior shutters so if you are looking for plastic or vinyl exterior shutters then I can recommend a family run business called Simply shutters.
They manufacture the plastic shutters in their own workshops in the Uk and supply a full range of decorative panels you can fit to the front of your home.
The photo on the left shows a typical board and batten panel. They also supply louvred decorative shutters in a range of colours and sizes.
In addition to the plastic range, you can find the Town and Country exterior range made from synthetic wood, a heavier more substantial shutter that replicates wood but with the benefits of plastic.
Decorative exterior shutter
Most people use a decorative exterior shutter rather than an operational exterior shutter. In the UK our windows open outwards, so fitting actual working outside shutters to our houses is possible, but they it is hard to access the shutters to close them unless you are on the ground floor. It becomes a pain to have to walk outside your home just to close the shutters.
Abroad where the exterior shutter is more popular windows open inwards making it easy to lean out of the window, unlatch the shutters and close them. This is why in the UK most people stick to having decorative shutters.
Shutters are normally just screwed to the wall of the house, they can be ordered the same height as the window or slightly higher. A decorative shutter can be made from wood, plastic or vinyl or UPVC, they have many names. Plastic decorative shutters are cheaper than wooden ones due to the material cost and manufacturing time.
Benefits of plastic exterior shutters
Here are some of the benefits of using plastic exterior shutters also know as vinyl shutters rather than wood exterior shutters.
- Plastic exterior shutters are maintenance free, this means they do not need painting and should not fade or discolour, warp or peel.
- As they are made from UPVC/vinyl, these plastic shutters have long guarantees and the UPVC finish makes them very hard wearing with a durable finish.
- Decorative vinyl exterior shutters are much cheaper than wooden exterior shutters making them a much more affordable plastic shutter.
I specialise in wooden shutters, my whole website is geared towards wooden shutters rather than plastic. However I can help you if you are looking plastic shutters because I have teamed up with Paul Millar from Simply Shutters, Paul specialises and manufactures plastic exterior shutters so when you click on the link above it will be Paul that will be helping you further.
Plastic shutters are much cheaper than the wooden version and as most UK customers are looking for a decorative exterior shutter most turn to the UPVC or plastic version.