No matter what your window shutter needs are, we are sure we can meet them. From repeat customers and glowing reviews, to the continuous completion of various sized projects, Gallery Shutters Inc. has a strong reputation for being the leader in window shutter sales and installation around Newport Beach and the greater Orange County area. Since we started in 1994, we have manufactured and assembled all of our real wood and poly shutters in our Inland Empire Factory. We take pride in providing high-quality services and products that come hand-in-hand. Not only can we match any stain or finish on our wood shutters, but we also offer custom poly shutters in just about any design or color. Whatever style or utility you desire, we are sure that we can provide you with shutters that will complete the home of your dreams. But the first step is a big one… how do you know what shutters are right for you? At Gallery Shutters Inc., our professionals are always here to help.
What’s the Difference?
Not only do wooden and poly shutters look different, but they also come with their own strengths and weaknesses. Where one falls short, the other exceeds. This section will break down the differences in price, style, and longevity of both options, to help you better understand them. You can also visit our gallery to see examples of both.
Wooden shutters are the go-to for most of our customers. They provide a traditional high-class style that lasts for years. The rarity of real wood makes them more unique and therefore, more expensive. Although they look elegant and classic, they aren’t always practical. On one hand, if they are installed in a moist environment, they might eventually warp with time. Secondly, the unavoidable fact of the matter is that real wood is always susceptible to being scratched, chipped, or cracked. However, if they are installed in a proper environment, where they are not exposed to moisture or excessive wear and tear, they can provide your home with traditional warmth and style for years on end. Real wood is naturally very strong and durable. It also gives way to a seemingly endless list of possibilities, since it can also be painted or stained virtually any color.
Poly shutters are the more affordable and, often times, more practical option. While they are made of a wood substitute, and therefore don’t resemble real wood, they do carry a style that is fitting for the modern home. They are also moisture-resistant, meaning that they won’t warp, and they won’t chip or crack. However, poly shutters do weigh more than wood ones, which means that they put more pressure on the hinges and frames they are installed into. If the panels are made too large, they can start to sag over time. That’s why Gallery Shutters Inc. takes the time and care to measure and install our poly shutters perfectly. Poly shutters generally only come in a small selection of colors, such as off-whites and whites, but Gallery Shutters Inc. offers a few more than the traditional color options. Check out our website or give us a call at 1 (800) 462-8777 to see what we offer!
The Bottom Line
Gallery Shutters Inc. can help you decide which shutters are perfect for you and your Anaheim home. Although real wood is the first choice of many of our customers, for those on a tighter budget, poly shutters are a close runner-up. You should also consider the location of your home when deciding on shutters. For instance, we might recommend poly shutters for a beachfront home, since they are more moisture resistant. On the other hand, wooden shutters could add a touch of class to any inland home. Of course there are exceptions to these situations. Both can last for long periods of time, but wood shutters might have to be repainted every decade or so, while poly shutters hold their color throughout their lifetime. However, wood shutters can be painted or stained to match any furniture or any room. Thus, if you choose to redesign your home, you can simply redesign your shutters, instead of having to purchase new matching shutters. It is more difficult to damage poly shutters, but they are also much heavier than wood. Lastly, and, perhaps more importantly, is the fact that, whatever style of shutters you want for your Newport Beach home, Gallery Shutters Inc. can help you find what’s right for you. Call us at 1 (800) 462-8777 or visit GalleryShuttersInc.com to schedule your free in-home estimate today.