Why You Should Get Solid Shutter Louvers In Sacramento

Curtis Orton

When you begin searching for window treatments in Sacramento, you will immediately see that there are some tempting budget plantation shutter products. While they may feel right at first, a more detailed look will show that those companies save money by settling on cheap materials like plastic or vinyl. They will also make their shutters with hollow louvers, which makes the plantation shutter lighter and cheaper. On the surface, these look like a good idea, but there is still the question: how much variation can there be between hollow and solid louvers?

Of course, you should buy plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you need your treatments to keep 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, but why?

Solid Shutter Louvers Will Maintain Their Shape

Plantation shutters by flowers in Sacramento 

During the day in Sacramento, your window panes absorb heat and cold, and so do your shutters. Hollow louvers are usually made of subpar material. So when they swell and shrink because of temperature fluctuations, it's hard for hollow louvers to maintain their shape. This results in a louver that is warped or split, and a window treatment that can’t close properly.

open shutter louver 

Solid shutter louvers, especially those made from a quality faux-wood composite, will keep their shape from day 1 to day 10,001. Because of the durable structure, your shutters will always snap shut every time, and you won’t have to wonder about light or heat loss leaking through your 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 assurance like that with a window treatment that uses hollow louvers.

Solid Shutter Louvers Keeps Air In

Interior Shutters in Sacramento Living Room 

Hollow louvers may possess some energy-efficient features, but they don’t hold a candle to solid louver shutters. The main problem is that hollow louvers generally are constructed with plastic or vinyl -- materials that aren’t known to be energy efficient. These louvers are absorbent and bendable than a faux-wood construct and may box in heat within the hollow center. This leads a hollow louver to bow or break.

Then as your window treatments distort over time and leaves you gaps when shut, they stop being energy efficient. Heat loss is now a concern, and air will begin to flow through unencumbered, making your room feel uncomfortable. Now, all you have left are unattractive, misshapen window treatments that let in both light and air.

Solid shutter louvers are more densely packed and can be more effective at blocking temperature fluxuations through the window. Quality faux wood shutters are better at energy efficiency, as their construction is made from a non-porous material that won’t expand or contract. That means your shutter will snap close every time, giving you a dependable way to control the heat loss around your windows.

plantation shutters in Sacramento with weatherstripping 

Our Polywood shutters are seen as the peak of energy-efficient window treatments in Sacramento, as they contain an extra benefit of weather stripping. With the stripping, every louver will “lock” into place and effectively seal 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 wood shutters and up to 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Reach Out To Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers

In order to find energy-efficient shutters that won’t warp, bend or snap, the first step is to contact Sunburst Shutters Sacramento. We’ll demonstrate our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your windows while providing practical benefits. Just call 916-250-0758 to set up your in-home consultation.