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Composite Shutters

Exterior shutters have adorned homes and dressed up their looks since the times of ancient Greece. Even then, people realized that selecting and installing shutters was a way to reflect personal style and boost curb appeal.

But way, way back in that day they didn’t have the option of composite shutters. Simply stated, composite shutters are engineered wood (often referred to as fake or faux wood) made of a high quality MDF core wrapped in equally enduring vinyl or PVC to keep them resistant to the elements. They are also available as storm shutters for even more weather protection.

What’s great about composite shutters?

Composite shutters are an ideal and affordable solution to get high-end quality while retaining an authentic, distinctive look. For many people, composite is a popular alternative to wood, which also looks great but requires painting, sealing, and general upkeep; and wood doesn’t last forever no matter what it’s sealed with.

Composite shutters are highly durable, waterproof, scratch-resistant, and their color won’t fade over time. They come in nearly endless styles and configurations and can be custom made to fit your particular scenario. As a bonus, composite shutters also come in interior designs to bring that same great look with privacy and light control found in other types of blinds and shades.

At Blinds Side, we are proud to partner with some of the most revered names in the industry, including Hunter Douglas and Graber.

Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas brings 100 years of dedicated quality to window treatments. All products are made in the U.S. with generations of fine craftsmanship using the highest quality materials and finishes. Their shutter line can be made to fit all manner of window shapes and sizes, including sliding glass doors and everything from diminutive piano windows to a wall-size looking glass.

Some of the most popular Hunter Douglas styles take inspiration from destination, like the Southern charm in their Heritance line of hardwood shutters. Choose from unlimited color choices and go with a finish that shows off your style.

The Palm Beach shutters are made with a UV-resistant material that holds up to chipping, peeling, and cracking.


Graber brings a legacy of dedicated craftsmanship and design services that deliver ideal end results every time. Their lineup of composite shutters adds instant warmth and style to any room, bringing the aura of authentic wood at an attractive cost.

These shutters are built with a flex-resistant construction that endures year after year and stands up to elements inside and out. Graber also offers a color palette matching their blinds if you’re planning to coordinate. If you have wider windows, these composite options come in larger sizes to keep you covered.

Graber’s composite shutter line includes very popular and versatile styles, like standard panel to cover an entire window; classic café style that covers the bottom half of a window while still allowing light above; double-hung shutters with top and bottom panels free to open and close separately; and track systems for indoor patio or closet doors.


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