Wood Shutters vs. Vinyl Shutters | Louver Shop of Richmond
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Are Wood Shutters or Vinyl Shutters Better for My Home in Richmond?

Plantation shutters are a beautiful look for your Richmond space.

These indoor shutters present the height of privacy and light control. They may even decrease your energy bill and make your home more valuable.

It’s important to keep material top of mind while choosing shutters. Two popular choices are wood and vinyl, which is frequently called faux wood.

While both materials look much alike at first glance, they provide distinct benefits.

We’ll walk you through the differences during a free, in-home consultation. See samples of our custom, American-made plantation shutters during a no-obligation appointment. All from the comfort of your living room!


Benefits of Wood Shutters

Wood shutters are the absolute standard in interior shutters.

A balanced combination of light and strong, these classic shutters last for years. With painted or stained finishes, wood shutters add an inviting feel to your house.

Available in painted or stained finishes, wood shutters add a warm, classic look to your space.

Shutters in Arched Windows in Living Room

Heritage Shutters

Our exclusive Heritage shutters make a bold, sophisticated statement.

We handcraft their extra-thick panels from the finest American hardwoods for a luxurious appearance. And finalize them with an extra-hard Diamond Coat to stop moisture and extend longevity.

American Walnut Interior Shutters 

Signature Shutters

Looking for a striking visual effect? Our Signature shutters feature beveled louvers and a contoured tilt bar.

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Benefits of Vinyl Shutters

Vinyl is a very affordable plantation shutter. The louvers on these shutters vary from hollow to solid. We use quality solid louvers to ensure a long lifespan for your shutters.

Louverwood Interior Shutters in Sunroom 

LouverWood® Shutters

We make our faux wood shutters with LouverWood®. This modern synthetic insulates three times better than wood.

This material delivers efficiency you can see on your electricity bill. LouverWood® shutters are superior to hollow vinyl or composite. They use a solid cellular PVC that won’t warp or crack. Even under high temperatures and elevated humidity.

That makes LouverWood® shutters an outstanding choice for rooms with a lot of moisture—such as bathrooms, laundry rooms or kitchens, as well as coastal spaces. Our proprietary material counteracts water, scratches and fading, so you can find years of enjoyment from your shutters.

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Benefits of Hybrid Plantation Shutters

Hybrid plantation shutters offer the best of both shutter types—the strength of wood and the powerful insulation of synthetics.

Hybrid Plantation Shutters in Bathroom 

Classic Shutters

Our bestselling Classic shutters have the most popular features of our premium shutters. All at a great value. These shutters have a sturdy hardwood frame with energy-smart cellular PVC louvers.

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Louver Shop of Richmond Plantation Shutters: Made to Last

When you choose plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Richmond, you get quality American craftsmanship that will be gorgeous for years. We demonstrate it by backing our work with one of the best warranties around.

Our Richmond design professionals can help make your home look just how you imagine it. Get started by scheduling a free, in-home consultation today.