timber shutters

Why Choose Timber Shutters Over PVC Shutters

When it comes to selecting shutters, homeowners often face a choice between timber and PVC. Understanding the differences between these materials is essential to making an informed decision that best suits your home's aesthetics and functionality. At A-One Blinds, we specialize in providing high-quality timber and composite wood shutters, offering superior alternatives to PVC shutters.

The Drawbacks of PVC Shutters

PVC, a synthetic polymer, is commonly used in various applications, including shutters. However, it is not the ideal material for this purpose due to several significant drawbacks. Firstly, PVC shutters are heavier and more flexible than wooden shutters or those made from engineered wood composites. This flexibility often leads to the shutters sagging and twisting under their own weight, which can make opening and closing the panels a challenge.

Moreover, PVC has poor heat stability. When exposed to strong sunlight and heat, PVC shutters may shrink, bow, and twist. This can result in the distortion of panels, affecting both their appearance and functionality. To counteract these issues, some manufacturers add aluminium inserts to increase stiffness and stability. Unfortunately, this additional weight tends to exacerbate the sagging and twisting problems.

Another significant concern with PVC shutters is their reaction to UV light exposure. Over time, PVC can fade to yellow and degrade, diminishing the aesthetic appeal and potentially the resale value of your home.

The Superiority of Timber Shutters

In contrast, timber shutters offer several advantages over their PVC counterparts. Timber shutters are lighter, stronger, and more durable. They are also more environmentally friendly, making them a suitable choice for eco-conscious homeowners. At A-One Blinds, our timber shutters come from sustainably sourced Paulownia plantation forests. These shutters are not only robust and lightweight but also kiln-dried to adapt perfectly to the air moisture conditions in New Zealand.

Our timber shutters are available in a wide range of colours and finishes, including 24 standard stain colours and 26 standard paint colours. This variety ensures that there is a perfect match for every interior design scheme. Moreover, the natural variation in colour, wood grain, and texture of timber shutters adds unique charm and character to your home, which cannot be replicated by synthetic materials.

Additional Options: Hybrid and Waterproof Shutters

For those looking for alternatives within the wood spectrum, A-One Blinds also offers innovative hybrid shutters. These are engineered timber frames coated with an exclusive polypropylene layer and feature ABS louvres for enhanced strength. The cellular structure of the louvres provides high thermal resistance, which helps keep homes warm in winter and cool in summer.

We also provide waterproof shutters designed specifically for high-moisture areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundries. These shutters combine durability with aesthetic appeal and are available in the same wide range of colours as our other products.

Customization and Local Service

All our shutters are available in five different blade sizes, ranging from 47mm to 114mm, and feature an elliptical shape for superior closure and light refraction. This variety allows for precise customization to meet the specific needs and preferences of each customer.

Serving a broad area from Omokoroa to Pukehina, including Papamoa, Mt Maunganui, and Tauranga, A-One Blinds is committed to delivering top-notch products and personalized service. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction makes us a leading provider of window treatments in the region.

Choosing between timber and PVC shutters comes down to prioritizing quality, durability, and aesthetic value. Timber shutters, with their natural beauty and robust performance, offer a superior choice over the less durable and potentially problematic PVC shutters. By opting for timber from A-One Blinds, you invest in a timeless and efficient solution for your window treatments, ensuring satisfaction and style for years to come.