Why You Should Want Solid Shutter Louvers In Denver

Gary Harding

When you start shopping for window treatments in Denver, you might discover that there are some tempting budget plantation shutter products. While they may feel right at first, a more detailed look 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 they should work, and really is there really any difference between hollow and solid louvers?

For a quality covering, you should prioritize plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you need your 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

Plantation shutters by flowers in Denver 

During 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 shutter that won’t shut properly.

open shutter louver 

Solid shutter louvers, especially those constructed from a high-tech faux-wood composite, will keep their shape basically forever. Because of the rigid structure, your shutters will always snap shut every time, and you won’t have to wonder about outside light or heat loss leaking through your sagging 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 features hollow louvers.

Solid Shutter Louvers Keeps Air In

Interior Shutters in Denver Living Room 

Hollow louvers may have some energy-efficient features, but they don’t come close to solid louver shutters. Part of it is that hollow louvers generally are constructed with plastic or vinyl -- materials that just aren’t that energy efficient. These components are absorbent and pliable than a faux-wood composite and may catch heat within the hollow center. This allows a hollow louver to warp or break.

Then as your shutter louvers 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 easily, making your room hotter or colder. Now, all you have are unattractive, warped window treatments that let in both light and air.

Solid shutter louvers have more density and are more effective at blocking airflow through the window. Quality faux wood shutters go one step further, as their material is made from a impermeable material that shouldn’t expand or contract. The louver will never bow, giving you a dependable way to regulate the temperature around your windows.

plantation shutters in Denver with weatherstripping 

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. It’s been shown 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 efficient than aluminum blinds.

Reach Out To Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers

In order to order energy-efficient shutters that will never warp, bend or snap, 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.