The Perks Of Wood And Fiberglass Storm Shutters

Replacing your window's storm shutters is quite a costly and dynamic overhaul of your home style. However, even though it is an expensive remodel, the project is very much worth it when you consider how much it can increase the value of your property.  Of course, not all window materials are going to be as stylish, durable, and cost effective as others. This article looks at wood and fiberglass, two of the most cost effective materials for storm shutter replacement.

Fiberglass Shutters are More Practical

When it comes to increasing the value of your property for a minimal investment, you don't necessarily want to choose the cheapest product on the market. Cheaper windows are obviously going to add less value to your home. That being said, fiberglass is one of the cheapest window shutter materials on the market. It is affordable and cost effective at the same time. Having new fiberglass windows in your home will be attractive to most buyers. Some luxury properties might necessitate a higher quality, more stylish product, like wood, but most homeowners will love a low maintenance material like fiberglass. Fiberglass is a material that is perfectly suited to residential window construction because it is waterproof and the surface is ideal for lighting fixtures. The smooth finish on a fiberglass window means that a sliding window will work very well without any sort of lubrication or maintenance.

Wooden Shutters are More Stylish

Wooden shutters are obviously more expensive than fiberglass. They also have a more classy and luxurious look that might have a greater impact on the overall value of your home. Luxury property homeowners love wooden windows because they have an authentic and stylish look that can't be matched with synthetic materials.

Much like with fiberglass, wood might not be the most cost effective material for every property. If you live in a low-cost or manufactured house, having wooden windows will be unnecessary. Additionally, some homeowners might not want wooden windows because they require a little more maintenance. Many people prefer wooden windows because they can be stained. This gives the homeowners the ability to change their window style over the years.

In the end, it is all about choosing the most material for your budget and home style. You have to consider your existing decor, and (if you are going to sell your home) which will add the most value to your property.

For more information and options for storm shutters, contact a professional shutter supplier, such as Active Hurricane & Security Protection.