When you start shopping for window treatments in Dallas, you will immediately see that there are a bunch of enticing budget plantation shutter choices. While they may seem ok at first, a second glance and you will find that those companies save money by using materials like plastic or vinyl. They may also outfit their shutters with hollow louvers, which makes the window treatment lighter and less expensive. On the surface, these look like there’s no difference, and you may wonder how much variation can there be between hollow and solid louvers?
For a quality covering, you should insist on plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you need your window coverings 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, and here’s why:
Solid Shutter Louvers Will Maintain Their Shape
Whether it’s summer or winter in Dallas, your window panes get warmer and colder, and so do your plantation shutters. Hollow louvers won’t have a lot of structural support. So when your treatments expand and contract because of the natural course of the day, it's difficult for the shutters to keep their shape. What you get is a louver that is warped or split, and a window treatment that won’t close properly.
Solid shutter louvers, especially those constructed from a sturdy faux-wood composite, will keep their shape from day 1 to day 10,001. Because of the rigid structure, your coverings will completely shut every time, and you won’t even need to think about outside light or heat loss leaking through because of misshapen louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters pledges 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 product that features hollow louvers.
Solid Shutter Louvers Have Better Energy Efficiency
Hollow louvers may possess some energy-efficient benefits, but they don’t come close to solid louver shutters. Part of it is that hollow louvers usually are made with plastic or vinyl -- materials that aren’t thought of as energy efficient. These materials are more porous and flexible than a faux-wood composite and may trap heat within the hollow center. This allows a hollow louver to bend or crack.
Then as your shutter louvers distort over time and won’t snap shut, they can no longer be called energy efficient. Heat loss won’t be blocked entirely, and the air will begin to flow through easily, making your room hotter or colder. Now, all you are left with are flimsy, warped interior shutters that won’t block sun glare or heat loss.
Solid shutter louvers have more density and can be more effective at blocking airflow through the window. Quality faux wood shutters are the best at energy efficiency, as their material is made from a impermeable material that won’t expand or contract. That means your shutter will shut completely every time, giving you a dependable way to control the heat loss around your windows.
Our Polywood shutters are seen as the pinnacle of energy-efficient window treatments in Dallas, as they use an extra benefit of weather stripping. With the stripping, each solid louver will “lock” into place and effectively seal the window from air flow. It’s been proven that with our faux wood composite and added weather-stripping, Polywood shutters are 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood plantation shutters and up to 1600% more energy efficient than aluminum blinds.
Call On Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers
In order to get energy-efficient shutters that don’t warp, sag or break, you should contact Sunburst Shutters Dallas. We’ll show you our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your window’s energy-efficiency and style. Just phone 214-301-5066 to schedule your in-home consultation.