The EcoSmart Engineered Wood Shutter™ has a solid MDF core – real wood in an advanced state. Offering incredible density and strength. A Patented Polypropylene Coating protects, making Woodlore® even more durable and robust. It has better consistency and durability than regular wood shutters. Better heat resistance than vinyl and PVC shutters. It will not fade or yellow with sun exposure nor will it chip or crack overtime. These shutters are easy to clean given that they will not stain.