Aesthetics: Some people prefer the natural beauty of real wood. The look and luster of actual wood is visually appealing and can add value to the look of a home.
Durability: Wood shutters are sturdy and can stand the test of time. Wood shutters will last a long time, and to some it might be worth spending the extra money to ensure quality and resilience. The only downfall is the paint can flake so you may have to re-paint areas that have been chipped.
Wider Panels: If you enjoy the look or need a wide panel, real wood is a good idea because it is lighter in weight.
Variety of colors: Wood is available to you in any color or stain, while poly is more limited. There is always a style or color that fits your décor.
Cost.savings: There is a significant price difference savings than wood. If you are budget conscious, poly might be a better option.
Resistant: An added benefit of poly shutters is the fact that they are moisture
resistant. If you are thinking of installing shutters in an area that is prone
to moisture such as a bathroom or kitchen area, it might be a good idea to
consider poly shutters as they will never expand or warp due to moisture.
Energy Efficient: Shutters can block out harmful UV Rays and sunlight, however, Poly is shown to be 70% more efficient than traditional wood shutters.
Durability: Poly shutters are sturdy and nearly impossible to break, chip or damage. Poly shutters are made with a special paint finish, so they will never fade or discolor.