Why You Should Get Solid Shutter Louvers In Las Vegas

Darik Neilson

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 and you will find 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 cheaper window covering. On the surface, these look like a good idea, but there is still the question: how much difference 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 for years to come. Hollow louvers can’t match up to the quality of our solid-louvered Polywood® Shutters, and here are just a few reasons why:

Solid Shutter Louvers Will Keep Their Shape

Plantation shutters by flowers in Las Vegas 

During the day in Las Vegas, your window panes get warmer and colder, and so do your shutters. Hollow louvers trap air inside the louver. So when the shutters widen and condense because of the temperature changes, it's difficult 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.

hollow shutter louver 

Solid shutter louvers, especially those constructed from a sturdy faux-wood composite, will keep their shape from day 1 to day 10,001. Because of the durable structure, your window treatment will fully close every time, and you won’t even need to think about light or heat seeping through because of warped louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters even guarantees 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 shutter that uses hollow louvers.

Solid Shutter Louvers Keeps Air In

Plantation Shutters in Las Vegas Living Room 

Hollow louvers may offer some energy-efficient features, but they don’t hold a candle to solid louver shutters. Unfortunately, hollow louvers generally are constructed with plastic or vinyl -- materials that aren’t thought of as energy efficient. These louvers are more porous and flexible than a faux-wood louver and may catch heat within the hollow center. This leads a hollow louver to bend or break.

Then as your window treatments distort over time and leaves you gaps when shut, your energy efficiency is gone. Heat loss is a problem, and air will begin to flow through unencumbered, making your room hotter or colder. 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 are better at energy efficiency, as their louvers are made from a non-porous material that shouldn’t expand or contract. The treatment will never bow, giving you a dependable way to manage the air flow around your windows.

interior shutters in Las Vegas with weatherstripping 

Our Polywood shutters are seen 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 outside air. It’s been shown 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 efficient than aluminum blinds.

Call On Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers

To get your energy-efficient shutter with solid louvers, the first step is to 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.