3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are A Better Choice Than Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Las Vegas, NV
December 15, 2015
Wherever you look in Las Vegas, there are plenty of plantation shutters choices. And when you are figuring out which non-wood shutter is the best for your home, it might be hard to discern the differences. You can easily make the wrong choice and wind up purchasing low quality shutters. When it comes to solid polymer shutters, like our best-selling Polywood® shutters, are they a better value than composite shutters? Here are three ways Polywood shutters are better than composite shutters in Las Vegas, NV .
1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters DurabilityPolywood shutters are made from a first class solid polymer that ensures the most rigidity, color-retention, and durability than any other shutter you can find. This way, the shutter louvers won't be damaged as long as they’re on the window. On the other hand, composite shutters are fabricated from a pressed-board core, encapsulated in poly-vinyl. The vinyl encapsulating the pressed board is likely to peel off from the core substance quickly. And this peeling happens even faster in humid, wet, and hot environments. Hollow vinyl shutters are another option for non-wood shutters. But they deteriorate the fastest in large part due to the substance.
Both types of non-wood shutters are susceptible to deterioration and warping when you consider all the environmental conditions in Las Vegas. Polywood is built with UV inhibitors that divert heat. And with heat being the leading culprit in cracking the shutter louvers, Polywood is hands down the longest lasting plantation shutter you can buy.
2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness
Polywood shutters are available in three exceptional white paints. We bake these paint finishes on each component at hot temperatures that exceed any temperatures Las Vegas could experience. The patented finishing process applies UV inhibitors to make sure the color doesn’t fade.
Other types of non-wood shutters finishes are limited to no or low quality paint finish. In a lot of cases, the vinyl covering is the all the color you get. Although it looks good when installed, this finish fades as time goes by. And when it comes to hollow vinyls, some are painted. But since the material conducts heat, this seriously impacts the finish as time goes by.
3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency
Third party testing shows that Polywood shutters block up to 30° of temperature and lead to reduction of heat transfer by up to 45%. This means that Polywood insulates up to 70% better than a similar solid wood shutter.
It’s the heat blocking properties of the solid polymer material Polywood’s made of that make these plantation shutters so energy efficient. Yet what makes Polywood even more energy efficient than composite shutters is the weatherstripping on louvers and panels. Just interlock the pieces of weatherstripping while closing the panels and you get an airtight seal against the effects of the weather outside. You won’t find all the energy savings that Polywood offers in any composite shutter.
Our Vegas Team Experiences The Durability Of Polywood Shutters First Hand
Back in 2004, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas had Polywood shutters attached to the sides of their trucks as part of the graphics. These trucks were parked outside and saw the climate Vegas is known for. That’s intense heat for more than five months a year!
Those shutters had been on our company trucks for almost 7 years at that point. Our team organized an investigation to see how effective Polywood is in retaining the original paint color. The team dusted off the Polywood shutter that was on the truck. And we brought a new Polywood shutter and held it up next to it to compare. The color was the same. There wasn’t any visible signs of fading or discoloration. It was further validation for us that our paint finish is indeed the best around!
And since Polywood can endure so much heat damage travelling on a truck for more than 7 years, it’s hands-down the long lasting shutter for your home in Las Vegas, NV.