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Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are a great addition to the inside as well as the outside of the windows of your home. They are also becoming more popular in new homes, townhouses, flats, and commercial buildings around Australia. Plantation Shutters may be constructed from a range of materials, and the price and quality of these materials may vary depending on whether you choose Australian-made or imported shutters.

One of the most often asked a question is why you should select Thermalite over more typical materials such as various types of wood and PVC-based polymers. Therefore, we would like to highlight a few of the issues we’ve seen with Timber and PVC Shutters against Thermalite.

What are Timber Shutters?

Even though timber shutters are attractive and versatile, you should know a few things before installing them in your home.

  • Louvres and slats on timber shutters are more prone to warping and shrinking, especially in the hotter climate of Queensland. Shutters might come loose from their mountings, revealing the underlying wood and perhaps even nails.
  • Timber quality may vary widely depending on design, cost, and country of origin, so it’s crucial to find out more about your purchase’s specific species and source to ensure it stands the test.
  • It is common knowledge that timber is not water resistant and quickly absorbs moisture, weakening and discolouring the material.
  • Timber’s insulating characteristics and susceptibility to fading in the sun make it a poor choice compared to PVC, aluminium, or thermalite.
  • Re-painting wood over time may be a messy and challenging chore.
  • Forests may have been cut down in harvesting timber since wood is a natural resource.


What Are PVC Shutters?

  • Because of its availability, low cost, and widespread usage in the building sector, PVC Shutters have become a more popular option for specific Plantation Shutters.
  • However, PVC is seen as a less ecologically favourable product since it contains components of potentially toxic polymers.
  • PVC does not come in a wide range of colours and designs and is also regarded as a less rigid substance with shorter blade spans. overall
  • As a result, PVC is not always a perfect material for external and exterior shutters and rooms, which sometimes need longer or broader panels.
  • PVC panels are more prone to breaking and hence need more outstanding maintenance or replacement, which may be expensive.
  • They may not fit all rooms of your house since they are not as natural appearing as other shutter kinds.

Polymer, PVC or Timber Plantation Shutters

Why Use Thermalite Plantation Shutters?

Timber Shutters Vs Pvc Shutters

  • Thermalite is a long-lasting and environmentally friendly polymer product. This means it is sold without the use of any potentially toxic ingredients and is entirely artificial, causing no damage to the environment.
  • Waterproof and fireproof, Thermalite offers an additional layer of protection.
  • Thermalite is superior to wooden and aluminium shutters in terms of insulation and may be used inside or out in any room or outdoor space.
  • Thermalite offers a 25-year* warranty, making it one of the longest in the business.
  • The remote Ultraclear system in Decor Plantation Shutters ensures smooth opening and closing, secure connections that won’t break, and easy maintenance.
  • In contrast to standard shutters, the louvres of Sublime’s Thermalite Shutters never need to be tightened or adjusted.

The Bottom Line

Do your research before deciding on the kind and style of Plantation Shutter to install in your home, and don’t be afraid to ask questions about the vendor selling them to you. Please contact Sublime Blinds and Shutters if you have more inquiries about Thermalite Plantation Shutters.

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