When you start looking at window treatments in Denver, you might discover that there are some tempting budget plantation shutter products. While they may feel right at first, a closer inspection can reveal that they save money by making their shutters with materials like plastic or vinyl. You can also find shutters with hollow louvers, which gives you a lighter and economical window treatment. On the surface, these look like a good idea, and really how much disparity can there be between hollow and solid louvers?
For a quality covering, you should prioritize plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you need your window treatments to preserve their shape, color, and energy-efficient properties over a lifetime. Hollow louvers won’t live up to the quality of our solid-louvered Polywood® Shutters, but why?
Solid Shutter Louvers Will Maintain Their Shape
Throughout the day in Denver, your rooms absorb heat and cold, and so do your plantation shutters. Hollow louvers trap air within each louver. So when your treatments widen and condense because of the temperature changes, it's challenging for the shutters to preserve their shape. This results in a louver that is warped or split, and a window treatment that won’t shut properly.
Solid shutter louvers, especially those constructed from a high-tech faux-wood composite, will keep their shape basically forever. Because of the durable structure, your shutters will always snap shut every time, and you won’t have to wonder about outside light or heat loss seeping through your sagging 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 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. The main problem is that hollow louvers usually are made with plastic or vinyl -- materials that aren’t known to be energy efficient. These components are more porous and pliable than a faux-wood louver and may catch heat within the hollow center. This causes a hollow louver to bend or break.
Then as your window treatments distort over time and leaves you gaps when shut, they cease to be energy efficient. 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, broken interior shutters that won’t block sun glare or heat loss.
Solid shutter louvers have more density and can be more effective at blocking heat loss/gain through the window. Quality faux wood shutters go one step further, as their louvers are made from a impermeable material that shouldn’t expand or contract. You’re left with a shutter that always closes tight every time, giving you a dependable way to control the temperature around your windows.
Our Polywood shutters have been held as the peak of energy-efficient window treatments in Denver, as they use an extra layer of weather stripping. With the stripping, every louver will “lock” into place and completely secure the window from air flow. We’ve seen that with our faux wood composite along with weather-stripping, Polywood shutters are 70% more energy-efficient than real wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy efficient than aluminum blinds.
Reach Out To Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers
When you want to install shutters that will last forever, you should contact Sunburst Shutters Denver. We’ll demonstrate our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your windows while providing practical benefits. Just contact 720-538-0182 to set up your in-home consultation.