Vinyl vs Wooden shutters

Traditionally window shutters were made from wood, but as technology progresses it’s now possible to make shutters from vinyl with added benefits and features.

To help you decide what the best option is for you, here is a list of the key features each product offers:

Vinyl (Pro’s)

  • Quick lead time
  • Durable/strong/easy to clean
  • UV/Mould/Fire resistant
  • Waterproof
  • Tight slat closure
  • Low maintenance
  • Energy efficient

Vinyl (Con’s)

  • Size restrictions
  • Limited designs
  • Limited colours

Wood (Pro’s)

  • More colour choice
  • Wood stain options
  • Customisable designs
  • Wider panel sizes
  • Shaped designs
  • Hidden fixing frames
  • More frame choice

Wood (Con’s)

  • Long lead times
  • Made in China
  • Dents/chips easily

Here are two photos: one shows a wooden shutter, the other shows a vinyl shutter, can you spot the difference?


Our white vinyl shutters are proving extremely popular offering everything you need from a typical window shutter but in a durable robust easy to clean product that can be delivered in three weeks.

If you have experienced or compared vinyl to wood please leave us a comment, we’d love to hear from you.