Several types of shutters are available for use as basement window treatment. Which type is right for you depends the design of your basement. They come in both wood and vinyl. There are many colors from which to choose in order to match the interior of your basement. It is recommended that you use vinyl shutters because wood rots. Basements are usually the most neglected part of the house. Wooden shutters that are not maintained pose potential problems in the future such as water seepage and termites; however, if you want to customize your shutters, it’s better to choose wood because you can stain it to match the interior.