When you start looking at window treatments in Las Vegas, you will immediately see that there are plenty of enticing budget plantation shutter products. While they may feel right at first, a second glance will show that they save money by settling on cheap materials like plastic or vinyl. They may also outfit their shutters with hollow louvers, which gives you a lightweight and less expensive window covering. On the surface, these look like a good idea, but there is still the question: how much disparity can there be between hollow and solid louvers?
But the truth of the matter is that you should prioritize plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you want your window coverings to preserve their shape, color, and energy-efficient properties over a lifetime. Hollow louvers just can’t hold up to the quality of our solid-louvered Polywood® Shutters, and here’s why:
Solid Shutter Louvers Will Maintain Their Shape
During the day in Las Vegas, your windows heat up or cool down, and so do your shutters. Hollow louvers trap air within the hollow core. So when they widen and condense because of the temperature changes, it's hard for the louvers to preserve their shape. What you get is a louver that is warped or split, and a plantation shutter that won’t shut properly.
Solid shutter louvers, especially those made from a sturdy faux-wood composite, will keep their shape from day 1 to day 10,001. Because of the durable structure, your coverings will completely shut every time, and you won’t even need to think about light or air leaking through because of misshapen louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters assures that your louvers will never buckle or split for the lifetime of the product. It’s doubtful you’ll find a warranty like that with a product that features hollow louvers.
Solid Shutter Louvers Keeps Air In
Hollow louvers may offer some energy-efficient features, but they don’t come close to solid louver shutters. Unfortunately, hollow louvers usually are made with plastic or vinyl -- materials that aren’t thought of as energy efficient. These louvers are more porous and bendable than a faux-wood composite and may trap heat within the hollow center. This leads a hollow louver to bend or snap.
Then as your window treatments distort over time and leaves you gaps when shut, they can no longer be called energy efficient. Heat loss is a problem, and air will begin to flow through easily, making your room warmer or cooler. Now, all you have are unattractive, misshapen shutters that let in both light and air.
Solid shutter louvers are more rigid and dense and are generally effective at blocking temperature fluxuations through the window. Quality faux wood shutters go one step further, as their material is made from a impermeable material that shouldn’t expand or contract. That means your plantation shutter will shut completely every time, giving you a dependable way to manage the air flow around your windows.
Our Polywood shutters are known as the apex of energy-efficient window treatments in Las Vegas, as they use an extra layer of weather stripping. With the stripping, each solid louver will “lock” into place and completely secure the window from the elements. We’ve seen that with our faux wood composite and added weather-stripping, Polywood shutters are 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy efficient than aluminum blinds.
Call On Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers
When you need to install interior shutters that stand the test of time, you should contact Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas. We’ll show you our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your window’s energy-efficiency and style. Just phone 702-850-6619 to set up your in-home consultation.