3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are A Better Choice Than Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Dallas, TX12/15/2015Collins Jones Plantation shutters in Dallas come with different options. And when you are figuring out which non-wood shutter fits your home best, it might be hard to discern the differences. You can unknowingly choose the wrong type and wind up buying shutters that won’t last. When it comes to solid polymer shutters, like our best-selling Polywood® shutters, are they worth more than composite shutters? Find out the three ways Polywood shutters are better than composite shutters in Dallas, TX so you can choose. 1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Durability Polywood shutters are constructed from a first class solid polymer that results in the most durability, rigidity, and color-retention than any other shutter you can find. With that, the shutter louvers won't be damaged over time. On the other hand, composite shutters are built from a pressed-board core, wrapped with poly-vinyl. The vinyl encapsulating the pressed board is prone to peeling from the core substance easily. And this peeling is expedited in wet, hot, and humid climates. Non-wood shutters are also available as hollow vinyl shutters. But they deteriorate the fastest due to the substance. Both kinds of non-wood shutters are susceptible to deterioration and warping under varying environmental conditions in Dallas. Polywood is manufactured with UV inhibitors that divert heat. And since heat is the main offender in chipping the shutter louvers, Polywood is without a doubt the most durable plantation shutter you can buy. 2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness Polywood shutters colors include three superior white paints. We bake these paint finishes on each element at hotter temperatures than Dallas has seen. The patented finishing process includes UV inhibitors to ensure the color doesn’t fade. Other types of non-wood shutters come with low quality paint finish. And some composite shutters won’t even have any paint finish at all. In the majority of cases, the vinyl layer is the all the color you get. Although it looks good when installed, this finish fades as time goes by. And when it comes to hollow vinyls, some are painted. However, with the material easily conducting heat, this adversely impacts the finish over time. 3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency Third party testing shows that Polywood shutters block up to 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. It’s the heat blocking properties of the solid polymer material Polywood’s made of that make these plantation shutters so energy efficient. However what sets Polywood apart even more from composite shutters is the weatherstripping on the louvers and panels. All you have to do is interlock the pieces of weatherstripping when closing the panels. This gives you an airtight seal against the weather conditions outside. No composite shutter can offer the energy savings that Polywood does. Our Vegas Team Experiences The Durability Of Polywood Shutters First Hand In 2004, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas had Polywood shutters anchored to the sides of their trucks as part of the graphics. The trucks were parked outside and saw the natural elements Vegas is famous for. That means excessive heat for almost five months each year! Those Polywood shutters had been on our company trucks for more than 7 years. Our team carried out an experiment on the color retention value of Polywood. So we dusted off the Polywood shutter that was on the truck. And we compared it side by side to a new Polywood. We found the color to be unchanged. We didn’t see any discoloration or fading. This was further validation for our team that our paint finish is the best in the market! And knowing that Polywood can handle that much heat and abuse on the side of a truck for more than 7 years, it’s without a doubt the long lasting shutter for your residence in Dallas, TX. Get A Quote On Polywood Shutters For Your Dallas Home To learn more about the features of Polywood shutters, call 214-301-5066 for an in-home design consultation. Our specialists show you all the louver sizes, frame styles, and color options available. We take measurements of your windows to give you the most precise shutter estimate. And we install your Polywood shutters so that they fit your window perfectly. We’ll also explain the specifics of the lifetime warranty we provide for these shutters. Call 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!