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 and you will find that those companies save money by settling on cheap materials like plastic or vinyl. You can also find shutters with hollow louvers, which gives you a lighter and less expensive window covering. Superficially, these look like they should work, and you may wonder is there actually any difference between hollow and solid louvers?
Of course, you should buy plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you need your treatments to maintain their shape, color, and energy-efficient properties for years to come. Hollow louvers just can’t hold up to the quality of our solid-louvered Polywood® Shutters, but why?
Solid Shutter Louvers Will Maintain Their Shape
During the day in Sacramento, your windows absorb heat and cold, and so do your shutters. Hollow louvers won’t have much structural integrity. So when the shutters expand and contract because of temperature fluctuations, it's difficult for the louvers to keep their shape. The result is a louver that is warped or split, and a window treatment that can’t close properly.
Solid shutter louvers, especially those made from a quality faux-wood composite, will maintain their shape from day 1 to day 10,001. Because of the rigid structure, your shutters will always snap shut every time, and you won’t have to wonder about light or heat loss leaking through your warped louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters even guarantees that your louvers will never buckle or split for the lifetime of the product. You’ll never find a assurance like that with a window treatment that uses hollow louvers.
Solid Shutter Louvers Keeps Air In
Hollow louvers may have some energy-efficient features, but they don’t hold a candle to solid louver shutters. Part of it 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 snap.
Then as your shutter louvers distort over time and leaves you gaps when shut, they stop being energy efficient. Heat loss won’t be blocked entirely, and air will begin to flow through unencumbered, making your room feel uncomfortable. Now, all you are left with are unattractive, misshapen interior shutters that let in both light and air.
Solid shutter louvers have more density and are more effective at blocking temperature fluxuations through the window. Quality faux wood shutters go one step further, as their construction is made from a non-porous material that won’t expand or contract. You’re left with a shutter that always closes tight every time, giving you a dependable way to regulate the heat loss around your windows.
Our Polywood shutters are seen as the peak of energy-efficient window treatments in Sacramento, as they have 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 plus the weather-stripping, Polywood shutters are 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.
Reach Out To Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers
To order your energy-efficient solid louver shutters, 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.