Why You Should Get Solid Shutter Louvers In Dallas

Collins Jones

When you start shopping for window treatments in Dallas, you will immediately see that there are a bunch of enticing budget plantation shutter options. 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 gives you a lightweight and less expensive shutter. On the surface, these look like there’s no difference, but there is still the question: is there actually any discrepancy 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 maintain their shape, color, and energy-efficient properties over a lifetime. Hollow louvers can’t match up to the quality of our solid-louvered Polywood® Shutters, and here are just a few reasons why:

Solid Shutter Louvers Will Keep Their Shape

Plantation shutters by flowers in Dallas 

Whether it’s summer or winter in Dallas, your window panes get warmer and colder, and so do your plantation shutters. Hollow louvers are usually made of flimsy material. So when your treatments swell and shrink because of temperature fluctuations, it's hard for the shutters to maintain their shape. What you get is a louver that is warped or split, and a window treatment that won’t close properly.

open shutter louver 

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 durable structure, your window treatment will fully close every time, and you won’t have to worry about outside light or heat loss seeping through because of warped louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters pledges that your louvers will never buckle or split for the lifetime of the product. You’ll never find a assurance like that with a product that uses hollow louvers.

Solid Shutter Louvers Have Better Energy Efficiency

Plantation Shutters in Dallas Living Room 

Hollow louvers may have some energy-efficient perks, but they don’t come close to solid louver shutters. The main problem is that hollow louvers generally are constructed with plastic or vinyl -- materials that aren’t thought of as energy efficient. These materials are absorbent and bendable than a faux-wood composite and may catch heat within the hollow center. This causes a hollow louver to warp or crack.

Then as your shutter louvers distort over time and don’t shut properly, they can no longer be called energy efficient. Heat loss is now a concern, and the air will begin to flow through unencumbered, making your room hotter or colder. Now, all you are left with are ineffective, warped window treatments that let in both light and air.

Solid shutter louvers are more densely packed and are more effective at blocking heat loss/gain through the window. Quality faux wood shutters are the best at energy efficiency, as their louvers are 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 regulate the heat loss around your windows.

shutters in Dallas with weatherstripping 

Our Polywood shutters are known as the pinnacle of energy-efficient window treatments in Dallas, as they use an extra benefit of weather stripping. With the stripping, every louver will “lock” into place and completely secure the window from air flow. It’s been proven that with our faux wood composite plus the weather-stripping, Polywood shutters are 70% more energy-efficient than wood plantation shutters and up to 1600% more 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, the first step is to contact Sunburst Shutters Dallas. We’ll bring you our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your windows for years to come. Just phone 214-301-5066 to schedule your in-home consultation.