3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are A Better Choice Than Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Sacramento, CA12/15/2015Curtis Orton Wherever you look in Sacramento, there are plenty of plantation shutters choices. And when you want to know which non-wood shutter fits your home best, it’s not easy to distinguish the differences. You can easily make the wrong choice and find yourself investing in low quality shutters. When it comes to solid polymer shutters, like our best-selling Polywood® shutters, are they a better investment than composite shutters? Learn about the three ways Polywood shutters are preferred over composite shutters in Sacramento, CA . 1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Durability Polywood shutters are fashioned from high quality solid polymer that ensures the most color-retention, durability, and rigidity than any other shutter available. This way, the shutter louvers won’t warp as long as they’re on the window. In contrast, composite shutters are made from a pressed-board core, enveloped in poly-vinyl. The vinyl wrapping the pressed board is likely to peel off from the core substance easily. And this peeling is expedited in wet, hot, and humid climates. Another option for non-wood shutters is hollow vinyl. But they deteriorate the fastest in large part due to the material. Both forms of non-wood shutters are vulnerable to warping and deterioration under varying weather conditions in Sacramento. Polywood is made with UV inhibitors that do not absorb heat. And since heat is the leading culprit in chipping the shutter louvers, Polywood is without a doubt the highest quality plantation shutter you can buy. 2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints. We bake the paint finishes on each part at hotter temperatures than Sacramento has seen. The patented finishing process uses UV inhibitors and ensures the color will never fade. Other types of non-wood shutters come with no or low quality paint finish. In the majority of cases, the vinyl covering is the color you end up with. Although it looks good when installed, this finish fades as time goes by. And when it comes to hollow vinyls, some are painted. With the vinyl being a heat conductor, this negatively impacts the finish over time. 3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency Third party testing illustrates that Polywood shutters shield against 30° of temperature and lead to reduction of heat transfer by up to 45%. This means that Polywood insulates up to 70% better than the top solid wood shutter. Polywood’s insulating properties are a result of the solid polymer material. However what makes Polywood even more energy efficient than composite shutters is the weatherstripping on the panels and louvers. Just interlock the weatherstripping when closing the panels. This gives you the tightest seal possible against the effects of the weather outside. No composite shutter can offer the energy savings that Polywood does. Our Vegas Team Puts The Durability Of Polywood Shutters To The Test Back in 2004, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas had Polywood shutters attached to the sides of their trucks as part of the graphics. They were parked outside and sustained the climate Vegas is known for. We’re talking extreme heat for almost five months each year! These Polywood shutters had been fastened to our company trucks for more than 7 years. That’s when our team conducted an investigation to see how effective Polywood is in retaining the original paint color. So we dusted off the Polywood shutter that was on the truck. And we compared it side by side to a new Polywood. The color hadn’t changed one bit. There wasn’t any visible signs of fading or discoloration. It further validated for the team that the Sunburst paint finish is the best in the market! And with Polywood withstanding that much heat damage on the side of a truck for over 7 years, it’s without a doubt the long lasting shutter for your house in Sacramento, CA. Get Quoted For Polywood Shutters For Your Sacramento Home Want to know more about Polywood shutters? Call 916-250-0758 for an in-home design consultation. Our experts bring shutter samples to your home, including the frame styles, color options, and louver sizes available. We take measurements of your windows to present you the most accurate shutter quote. And when we install your Polywood shutters, they will fit your window just right. Our professionals also discuss with you the specifics of the lifetime warranty that comes with our shutters. Call 916-250-0758 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!