ThermaStyle vs. PVC Shutters

Plantation shutters are a popular window dressing option due to their rigidity, superior light control and beautiful aesthetics. They also come in a wide selection of different materials.

For a while, the choice came down to timber, aluminium or PVC shutters. Timber is a popular option for those looking for a classic and beautiful looking shutter for bedrooms and living rooms while homeowners opt for aluminium in outdoor and wet areas of the home.

PVC became a popular alternative for a variety of spaces due its flexibility and ability to withstand environments that timber couldn’t without being as expensive as aluminium.

However, ThermaStyle shutters are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to PVC due to the multiple advantages it offers.

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The Pros and Cons of PVC Shutters

Shutters were traditionally made of timber, but they were prone to warping, cracking and shrinking over time, especially in wet areas of the home like the bathroom or kitchen. PVC shutters rose to prominence due to its comparative durability and resistance to moisture, making them an affordable alternative.

However, PVC shutters can only be made up to certain widths, as the vinyl material cannot support itself on a bigger scale. This means they can be more susceptible to breaking easily. PVC is not ideal for external and exterior shutters and rooms as a result, which often require longer or wider panels.
They are also less environmentally friendly, using potentially poisonous plastics in its composition. They generally can’t be recycled. PVC shutters also tend to only come in limited colours and styles due to how they are manufactured.

Benefits of ThermaStyle Shutters

ThermaStyle shutters, on the other hand, are both extremely durable and environmentally friendly. It’s made with non-toxic polymer materials and has built-in, co-extruded aluminium core components.

As a result, ThermaStyle shutters are very strong, while having the same water resistant and fire retardant properties as PVC. It also includes a resting plate that reduces scratching and sagging.

ThermaStyle shutters provide more insulation in comparison to wooden and aluminium style shutters, and are suitable for all internal and external rooms such as bedrooms, balconies, living areas, kitchens and bathrooms.

It’s also 100% recyclable, made from an enhanced and technologically superior virgin PVC. It also uses a water-based paint instead of chemical-based paints common in traditional PVC shutters.

Quality Plantation Shutters in Sydney

If you’re interested in getting ThermaStyle plantation shutters in your home, contact the team at iStyle Shutters for a free consultation.

We’ll work with you to find the perfect custom solution for your home and promise 100% quality, design and satisfaction. Get in touch today!

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