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Budget Blinds of Pickerington, OH

There are generally three types of shutters. Solid wood, composite and vinyl and there are pros and cons to each. Solid wood will give you the warmth and best color match to existing woodwork in your home but it comes with the highest cost per square foot. Vinyl is the least expensive and we only use it in high humidity situations. We've even installed them in shower stalls. Not my favorite since they can look 'cheap' but it's your lowest price. We sell mostly a good quality composite shutter, especially if you are looking for white/off white/creme. You can even do a 'stain' with composite. I've attached a photo of a composite shutter from Enlightened Style. The customer loved them! The inside is solid MDF with a polypropylene wrap on the outside. A good quality shutter should not discolor over the years. There are over 1000 Budget Blinds locations across the US and Canada. Go on line to find the local owner nearest you!

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Bethel Smith

My husband and I just moved into a new home. We are looking to have shutters installed, and want to make sure we choose the right style for our home while maintaining functionality. I love you tip to use vinyl shutters in the kitchen for easy cleaning. 

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Penelope Smith

I want to get some new shutter placed on my home soon. It is good to know that there are so many different types of shutters. I really like the look of the transom shutters. It is good to know that they can be adjusted easily.


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