There are many faux wood shutters available, but what’s the difference between high-end faux wood shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, that will last for years and faux wood shutters that seem to break in just a short amount of time?
Just examine the faux wood shutter’s structure and technicalities such as its sturdiness, finish, and energy efficiency capabilities.
Good faux wood doesn’t splinter, crack, chip or warp
Any type of faux wood shutters look pretty when first hung. However, shutters that are composed of lower-quality materials such as cheap composites, vinyl-wrapped particleboards, or flimsy louvers may warp, chip, splinter, or discolor. Cheap faux wood shutters definitely can’t hold up in high-traffic rooms or in areas that have high heat, cold, or dampness.
High-quality faux wood, like Polywood, is made from extruded compounds that don’t warp, yellow or break. The solid louvers allows shutters to prevent bowing, splintering, cracking, and chipping, even in humid or varying-temperature spaces. If you want to know if a faux wood plantation shutter is high quality or not, just check the warranty. Businesses that show a lifetime guarantee will back their shutters because they only use the best materials.
Quality faux wood wipes down easily
Everyday maintenance will be the same for every faux wood plantation shutters. However, detailed cleaning will pose different troubles. Vinyl and other cheap materials will take in some of the water when wiped down with a damp rag. Other faux wood shutters also have coatings that can trap dust and dirt so that they are almost impossible to clean.
Companies that make quality window treatments make sure that faux wood should be simple to wipe down. For example, Polywood has a coating that is simple to wipe down quickly, and then your shutters seem like they were just hung. Quality faux wood is completely water resistant, so no matter what gets on the shutter, it should wipe off with a wet cloth or liquid cleaner.
Quality faux wood is energy efficient
When you lower your quality faux wood shutters, you should feel a definite difference in air flow and heat transfer. The thick louvers and compressed materials will help stop UV rays that heats up a room and air transfer that can make a room chilly. The best faux wood plantation shutters, like Polywood shutters, will go even further in ensuring energy efficiency through UV inhibitors and weather stripping.
Window treatments crafted with a subpar composite will not give you similar energy-saving benefits. Shutters with second-rate materials or hollow louvers will still let the outside air flow in freely. After a few years, substandard shutters can begin to sag and permanently separate the louvers. To see if you purchased a cheaper faux wood is to look at its R-rating. The larger the number, the more energy efficient the shutter.
Contact your Las Vegas Sunburst rep and get the window treatment for you
Choosing a good faux wood plantation shutter can sometimes feel like an elusive mission. However, our Sunburst representatives will show you all our faux wood lines, so you can select the right plantation shutter for your windows. To book a complimentary in-home consultation, call 702-850-6619 today.