Polymer Shutters

The experts in quality window furnishings, Harmony Blinds have been manufacturing and installing Indoor & Outdoor Blinds, Plantation Shutters, Curtains, Security Screen Doors & Grilles for over 30 years.

Elegant and simply timeless, polymer shutters are a great investment in any home.

Whether you're aiming for a chic modern vibe or a charming rustic atmosphere, the right window treatments can significantly enhance your home's appeal. Among the wide array of options available today, polymer plantation shutters stand out for their elegance, functionality, and versatility.

For more information or a quote for your polymer shutters, please call Harmony Blinds & Doors on 02 4605 8000 today.

Polymer plantation shutters have superb light control versatility and will add value to your home. Made from a waterproof and aluminium reinforced polymer, they are not only one of the most durable synthetic plantation shutters on the market, but also have one of the largest single panel widths spanning at an impressive at 1000mm.

These shutters have excellent insulating properties and can be customised to suit all shapes and sizes such as bay windows, raked windows, bi-folding, sliding and hinged configurations.

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Reinforced Frames with mortise and tenon joints

Panels are glued and screwed using mortise and tenon joints ensuring your shutters will withstand the shear stress and racking forces applied during operation.

Frames are constructed using Hoffman corner keys and aluminium corner brackets for extra strength and longevity.

Aluminium Core Louvres

Modelled on universal beams used in construction and civil engineering, the H shaped aluminium insert provides increased strength and performance in shutter louvres.

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Low VOC

Non-toxic water borne paint with UV inhibiter, machine applied ensuring a superior finish.

What Are Polymer Plantation Shutters?

Polymer plantation shutters are made from synthetic materials, providing a cost-effective and durable alternative to traditional timber shutters. These shutters offer the attractive appearance of painted real wood but come with additional benefits that can make them a superior choice in certain situations.

The Pros of Polymer Plantation Shutters

Moisture and Heat Resistance: Polymer shutters excel in areas prone to high humidity or temperatures, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and coastal homes. Unlike timber, polymer doesn't warp, peel, or crack when exposed to moisture or heat.

Superior insulation: Polymer shutters have excellent thermal insulation properties. As polymer is low in thermal conductivity, this also means that it is a poor conductor of heat. This results in the minimization of heat transfer through the polymer material and efficiently insulates against both hot and cold temperatures.

Durability: Polymer is a tough, resilient material that stands up well to daily wear and tear. It's a particularly good choice for homes with children or pets, as it can handle the occasional bump or scratch without showing damage.

Ease of Maintenance: Polymer shutters are easy to clean and don't require any special treatments or finishes to maintain their appearance. A simple wipe down with a damp cloth is usually enough to keep them looking their best.

Cost-effective: Although the price can vary based on the quality and design, polymer shutters tend to be more affordable than timber shutters, making them a great choice for budget-conscious homeowners.

Environmentally friendly: The production of polymer shutters does involve the use of synthetic materials, however many manufacturers now use recyclable polymers, making these shutters a more eco-friendly option than you might think. To further help the environment, the team at Harmony Blinds & Doors have altered our shutter packaging from plastic bubble wrap to cardboard, significantly reducing the amount of non-recyclable waste.

The Cons of Polymer Plantation Shutters

Aesthetics: While polymer shutters do a good job of imitating the look of painted timber, they may not fully capture its warmth and texture. Some homeowners might prefer the authentic look and feel of real wood.

Weight: Polymer shutters are typically heavier than wood. While this won't be an issue for most homeowners, it may pose a challenge for larger windows where the extra weight could strain the fixtures.

Limited Customisation: Polymer shutters typically offer fewer options for customization compared to wood in regard to the choice of colour and finish.

Fading over time: All products exposed to direct sunlight and oxidation can suffer from some fading over time. However, what this looks like and how soon this happens is greatly determined by the quality of the paint finish. At Harmony Blinds & Doors, we pride ourselves on the quality of our plantation shutter paint finish, using only high quality, water-based paints that are low in VOC.

In addition to this, an extra micro sanding process is applied that gives our shutters a deluxe, silky finish. Whereas other shutters may gradually begin to yellow over time, you can be assured that your shutters from us will more than stand the test of time.

In conclusion, polymer plantation shutters offer many advantages, including moisture resistance, superior thermal insulation, durability, ease of maintenance, and cost-effectiveness. While they may not provide the same natural feel as wood, their performance in challenging environments and affordability make them an attractive choice for many homeowners.

By carefully considering your specific needs and preferences, you can determine if polymer shutters are the right fit for your home.

For more information or a quote for your polymer shutters, please call Harmony Blinds & Doors on 02 4605 8000 today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Polymer shutters are suitable for bedrooms and will block out most light, with only tiny slivers of light visible between each louvre. For complete room darkening, however, we would not recommend plantation shutters.

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