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There’s nothing quite like the look and function of composite plantation shutters. Yet some homeowners’ budgets simply don’t support real timber installations. Composite covers make the dream a reality for many with wood-look and other color finishes at a fraction of the cost.
Not all composites have the same design or material when it comes to getting the high-end look these window covers are coveted for. It’s important to understand these differences since it can also affect insulation, maintenance, and (of course) price.
Watch out for companies promising all plastic options that lack the rigidity and durability that you’ll want with your window treatments. Instead, turn to the experts at FKR Group for a personalised estimate and consultation. We know which materials, designs, and styles are best for homeowner needs, tastes, and budgets.
Call us on 0412 872 822 for a quote made for your Brisbane home. We’ve served the area for over 30 years and always find an option that will work for each unique customer.
Composite Plantation Shutters
A closer look at composite plantation shutters
Composite covers come in more than just PVC, though that can be one of the more popular and budget-friendly options to choose from. But if you’re interested in wood look or higher-end finishes, you can explore engineered wood and MDF.
Made mostly from medium density fibre (MDF) boards with a fake wood finish, theses covers remain durable, heavy-duty, and highly insulating. The faux wood look is usually achieved with a vinyl or laminate layer that’s lightweight and wipes clean with a dry cloth. Keep in mind that since the wood design comes from vinyl, they can’t be refinished like traditional wood. Other MDF wraps include PVC which remains a lightweight option that can come in any number of flat or gloss colors.
Another option for composite plantation shutters is those made from engineered wood. These use plywood as an inner core or base and then cover the outside with real hardwood. This gives you a real wood look without the cost of solid hardwood window covers. Since this outer layer is very thin, this type of shutter also cannot be refinished. However, they tend to look more realistic than those made from MDF.
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Plantation shutters are one of the window treatments that benefit most from professional installation. They require precision measuring as well as leveling to ensure a proper fit and function. They also need to be securely put in place and directly attached to the framing for them to last.
Composite materials tend to be just as heavy, if not more so, as hardwood, so they’ll take a little longer to lift and move into place. They might also take a bit more manpower so one person can hold it in place while the other secures them to the window frame. Installation itself can take 1-2 hours per window but this all depends on the size of the window itself.
The cost of composite plantation shutters in Brisbane
These products are a long-term investment in your home that, unlike curtains or other temporary window treatments, are a permanent fixture. The cost will vary depending on the size, design, number of louvres, and quantity you choose, but all of them will enhance your home’s value.
That said, you’ll find that composite plantation shutters cost considerably less than genuine timber. On average, you can expect to pay $250 to $450 per square metre for composite. Compared to wood, which runs between $350 to $700, you can cover a lot more space for the same amount of investment.
Are there any other benefits to choosing composite plantation shutters other than trying to save a bit of money? In fact, there are quite a few.
For one, they can be easier to maintain, since you can wipe them clean with either a dry or damp cloth if dust builds up. When it comes to wood, you need to be much more careful what products you use. Homeowners also find that composite tends to be a bit more durable, since they don’t have to worry about wood denting or warping over time when exposed to moisture or heat.
What warranties are included with composite?
These products are not just an investment in your home because they can recoup their cost. They also last a very, very long time. Composite material lasts up to 50 years when installed and cared for properly. While they’ll likely outlast any warranties included, you’ll still want to check to make sure you have guarantee on the products and workmanship.
Most shutters that are made of non-timber materials are warrantied against defects (like cracking or splitting) for up to 10 years. These warranties can vary depending on manufacturer and are usually limited, meaning that if they are not installed properly then the warranty can be voided. This is yet another reason to go with a professional installer.
Another reason why a professional installer is great is that they can offer a guarantee on their installation and work service as well. This further protects you, your home, and your investment in case something doesn’t quite work out.
Call FKR Group to measure and quote your covers
When it comes to shutters in Brisbane, no one has more experience and knowledge than FKR Group. We have served the area for over 30 years and stand by our work with warranties that cover both products and installation. All of our products are custom measured and custom made for the perfect fit, every time.
If you’re considering a composite material, call us on 0412 872 822 or message us to learn more. We offer a variety of products, colourways, and designs to suit any design needs or budgets.
Frequently Asked Questions About Composite Plantation Shutters in Brisbane
How difficult are these shutters to keep clean?
Not difficult at all! It’s one of the reasons why homeowners choose a composite material in the first place. Most can be cleaned with a simple cloth or duster. Should a mess get on your shutters by chance, you can use a damp cloth with no harsh cleaners. Just be sure to completely dry them afterward, especially if you have a vinyl layer to prevent peeling over time.
What lasts longer: composite or timber?
Composite! Composite plantation shutters tend to last almost twice as long because you don’t have to worry about natural wear and tear from use, light, fading, warping, or other elements. That said, 25 years for timber covers is not too shabby, either.
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