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Perfect Fit Shutters

Why Perfect Fit Shutters Might Not Be the Ideal Choice:

Durability and Longevity: 

Plastic shutters may not be as durable as those made from other materials. They can be prone to warping, fading, or cracking, particularly in fluctuating temperatures or high humidity.

Aesthetic Appeal: 

Plastic shutters often lack the authentic charm of wooden shutters. Wooden or high-quality composite shutters are preferable for a more sophisticated or traditional look.

Customisation and Fit: 

Plastic shutters are typically mass-produced, limiting customisation options. Perfect Fit shutters are not the solution you need for unique window shapes, like triangular windows. 

Environmental Impact: 

Plastic is less eco-friendly. Shutters made from renewable resources or materials with a lower environmental impact are more sustainable choices.

Heat Resistance and Insulation: 

Plastic shutters may not provide the same level of insulation as other materials, affecting energy efficiency in your home.

Quality of Mechanisms: 

The mechanisms in plastic shutters, especially cheaper ones, might not be as robust, affecting operation and user experience.

Potential Warranty Issues: 

The method of fixing Perfect Fit shutters by forcing mounting brackets between the glass and the glass gasket could invalidate the glazing warranty. This is a significant concern for homeowners.

Access to Glass: 

Unlike traditional hinged shutters, Perfect Fit shutters must be physically demounted for access to the glass. This can be inconvenient and time-consuming.

Lack of Frame: 

Unlike timber window shutters, Perfect Fit shutters have no frame, which can impact the overall look and stability of the installation.

Market Positioning:

Perfect Fit shutters, introduced by Louvolite for the DIY market, are priced as low as £45 per panel. This pricing suggests they are targeted towards the lower end of the market, which might be reflected in their quality and service.

When considering window shading solutions, weighing these factors against your specific needs and preferences is crucial. For expert advice and a range of high-quality options, give us a call here at The Scottish Shutter Company. We specialise in providing tailored solutions that meet a variety of requirements. To ensure you get our undivided attention, remember our showrooms in Dundee and Edinburgh are open by appointment only. You can arrange a visit or a virtual consultation by calling us at 0800 086 2989. We’re here to help you find the right solution for your home!






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David Browne

David is Co-Founder and Project Director at the award-winning, Best Family Business 2020 – the Scottish Shutter Company. David has over 35 years’ experience in running and growing small businesses.

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