Custom shutters from Millennium Shutters can be either wood or synthetic and are equivalent high quality products. In many cases we mix the two, using wood in most areas and synthetic in those areas such as showers where direct water impingement is a problem.
We can paint our synthetic shutters to match their wood counterparts so we maintain the same “look” in all areas.
High quality wood and synthetic shutters are extremely stable and long lived in the Florida environment. There are pros and cons for each. For example, wood tends to be lighter and thus better suited to larger panels and, as a renewable resource, wood has a smaller carbon footprint.
Neither will warp or yellow over time but there is a wide range of quality in the marketplace, from hollow vinyl panels (to reduce the cost of the expensive oil based raw materials) to lightweight fiberboard “wood” louvers. Millennium Shutters uses only the highest quality, solid raw materials and are assembled with you in mind. The louvers in both types are adjustable so that you can adjust the louvers if they “loosen up” with frequent use.