If you have decided to install shutters in your home, one of the most important decisions you need to make is which material is right for you. Hunter Douglas offers three different custom shutter styles, Heritance®, NewStyle®, and Palm Beach™, all of which feature vastly different materials. These materials have different color options, different durability levels, and different strengths and weaknesses, so it is important to know your options before you choose. To make this decision easier, the window treatment experts at Pugerudes of Kent, Washington, can help you choosing the material for custom shutters.

Heritance® Hardwood Shutters

Hunter Douglas’ Heritance® Hardwood shutters are manufacturedwith genuine hardwood for a timeless and traditional shutter. With visible grain work and a range of stain options,Heritance®Hardwood Shutters are expertly-crafted window treatments that blends seamlesslywith any décor style. Constructed with Truemill® dovetail joinery, for an incredibly durable and lasting window treatment, these hardwood shutters will withstand the wear and tear of a home.

Heritance® Hardwood Shutters allow for more design options than any other shutter. Available in a wide range of stain colors, these window treatments can also be painted any color that you prefer, and then if you ever decide to switch up your style, can be repainted or re-stained as many times as needed.Like all genuine hardwood, these shutters are not ideal in areas of the home that have high humidity or temperature changes. Because they are crafted with traditional hardwood, the wood can warp when exposed to water, so cleaning these shutters must also be done with care.

NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters

NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters are more durable than traditional hardwood shutters.NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters are crafted with a blendof man-made materials and hardwood for a product that looks almost identical to a genuine hardwood shutter. With their grain-like finishes that add durability and a natural feel to the design, these shutters are also available in a wide range of stain options to really mimica hardwood shutter. In addition to various stain and finish options, NewStyle® Shutters are offered in a range of paint colors as well, so you can easily incorporate these window treatments into any décor.

Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters

Lastly, Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters are the most durable shutter option from Hunter Douglas. Crafted with a unique Polysatin™ compound that is UV resistant for incredible durability, these shutters will never fade, crack, warp, or lose any color, not matter how harsh the weather or conditions are. Unlike the NewStyle® or Heritance® shutters, these shutters are limited in color options, only available in neutral shades. Completed with the addition of adurable finish, Polysatin™ shutters will never need to be painted, re-sanded, or re-finished again.

If you still need advice about which type of custom shutter is right for your home, contact the window treatment experts at Pugerudes today! Proudly serving the entire Greater Seattle area, including Auburn, Federal Way, Renton (including Fairwood Community), Maple Valley, Black Diamond, Normandy Park, Newcastle, Covington,and Des Moines, Pugerudes is here to help with all your window treatment needs. Contact us or stop by our showroom today and get started on enhancing your whole home with custom shutters.