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Plantation shutters are an investment for your property, and just like with any investment comes concerns. A big concern for customers is whether their plantation shutters will warp, expand or contract when exposed to direct sunlight, different weather conditions and/or moisture. Here’s what you need to know for your own peace of mind:

Wooden plantation shutters

At Totally Shutters, we use only the finest materials. All our wooden shutters are solid hardwood and are not hollow or composite, making them incredibly durable. They are also coated with several layers of UV protectant and sealant, so can withstand high heat and direct sunlight without warping or cracking.

Although incredibly durable, hardwood products do not cope well with excessive moisture. Wood is a natural fibre which responds by swelling and then shrinking back as it dries out. This can result in warping, which in turn leads to ill-fitting plantation shutters.

Waterproof plantation shutters

Our UPVC waterproof shutters are 100% waterproof, built to withstand high moisture and humidity levels. These can be installed anywhere throughout the house, but are highly recommended for kitchens, bathrooms and en-suites.

UPVC waterproof shutters have excellent temperature operating properties that prevent warping, peeling and flaking. They’re made to fit all shapes and sizes, and are available in all shutter styles, louvre sizes, paint and stain colours.

For more information on plantation shutters or our UPVC waterproof shutter range, contact Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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