3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are A Better Choice Than Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Sacramento, CA
December 15, 2015
Plantation shutters in Sacramento come with different options. And when you’re researching which non-wood shutter is the best for your home, it’s not easy to distinguish the differences. You can unknowingly choose the wrong type 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 DurabilityPolywood shutters are made from high quality solid polymer that results in the most color-retention, durability, and rigidity than any other shutter available. This way, the shutter louvers will not chip as long as they’re on the window. On the other hand, composite shutters are made from a pressed-board core, encapsulated in poly-vinyl. The vinyl wrapping the pressed board also peels away from the core element easily. And this peeling is accelerated in wet, hot, and humid environments. Hollow vinyl shutters are another option for non-wood shutters. 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 with heat being the leading culprit in chipping the shutter louvers, Polywood is hands down the highest quality plantation shutter you can find.
2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness
Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints. The paint finishes are baked on each part at hotter temperatures than Sacramento has seen. Our patented finishing process applies UV inhibitors which guarantees the color never fades.
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. This finish may look good initially, but it fades as time goes by. And as 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 reduce heat transfer by up to 45%. That’s how 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 louvers and panels. Just interlock the weatherstripping as you close 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 saw the natural elements Vegas is known for. That means extreme heat for almost five months each year!
These plantation shutters had been on our trucks for more than 7 years. That’s when our team carried out an investigation to see how effective Polywood is in retaining the original paint color. We dusted off the Polywood shutter that was on the truck. And we held up a new Polywood shutter next it for comparison. We found the color to be unchanged. There wasn’t any visible signs of fading or discoloration. It was further validation for the team that the Sunburst paint finish is the best in the market!
And since Polywood can endure all that heat damage on the side of a truck for over 7 years, it’s without a doubt the long lasting shutter for your residence in Sacramento, CA.