3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are A Better Choice Than Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Las Vegas, NV12/15/2015Darik Neilson The market for plantation shutters in Las Vegas is full of options. 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 end up purchasing low quality shutters. When it comes to solid polymer shutters, like our best-selling Polywood® shutters, are they a better value than hollow vinyl or MDF (multi-density fiberboard) shutters? Here are three ways Polywood shutters are better than composite shutters in Las Vegas, NV . 1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Durability Polywood shutters are fashioned from a first class solid polymer that results in 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 built from a pressed-board core, enveloped 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 hot, humid, and wet environments. Another option for non-wood shutters is hollow vinyl. But they degrade the fastest in large part due to the elements. Both types of non-wood shutters are susceptible to deterioration and warping when you consider all the environmental conditions in Las Vegas. Polywood is manufactured with UV inhibitors that do not absorb heat. And since heat is the leading offender in cracking the shutter louvers, Polywood is without a doubt the most durable plantation shutter you can buy. 2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness Polywood shutters are available in three exceptional white paints. We bake our paint finishes on each component at temperatures hotter than it will ever get in Las Vegas, NV. Our 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 layer is the all the color you get. Although it looks good when installed, this finish fades as time goes by. And as to hollow vinyls, some are painted. However, with the material easily conducting heat, this seriously impacts the finish day after day. 3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency Third party tests illustrate that Polywood shutters block up to 30° of temperature and reduce heat transfer by up to 45%. This means that Polywood insulates up to 70% better than a similar solid wood shutter. These insulating properties are due to the solid polymer material Polywood shutters are made from. However what makes Polywood even more energy efficient than composite shutters is the weatherstripping on louvers and panels. Just interlock the weatherstripping while closing the panels. This gives you 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 Team In Vegas’s First Hand Experience With The Durability Of Polywood Shutters 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 sustained the climate Vegas is known for. That’s excessive heat for more than five months a year! Those shutters had been on our company trucks for more than 7 years. 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 further validated for our team that the Sunburst paint finish is indeed the best around! And since Polywood can endure so much heat damage on the road for over 7 years, it’s hands-down the long lasting shutter for your home in Las Vegas, NV. Get Quoted For Polywood Shutters For Your Las Vegas Home Want to know more about Polywood shutters? Call 702-850-6619 for an in-home design consultation. Our professionals show you all the color options, louver sizes, and frame styles available. We’ll measure your windows to give you the most accurate shutter quote. And when we install your Polywood shutters, they will fit your window just right. Our specialists also explain the specifics of the lifetime warranty we provide for these shutters. Call 702-850-6619 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!