3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are Preferred Over Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Destin, Florida

Eric Ramsey
Plantation shutters in Destin come with different options. And when you are figuring out which non-wood shutter is the best for your home, some differences may be tough to recognize. You can easily make the wrong choice and find yourself ordering shutters that aren’t durable. Wondering if Polywood® shutters - our best-selling solid polymer shutters - are a better value than composite shutters? Learn about the three ways Polywood shutters are a better choice than composite shutters in Destin, Florida so you can choose.

1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Durability

Polywood shutters are crafted from high quality solid polymer that results in the most color-retention, durability, and rigidity than any other shutter on the market. This way, the shutter louvers won't be damaged over time. However, composite shutters are fabricated from a pressed-board core, encapsulated in poly-vinyl. The vinyl encapsulating the pressed board also peels away from the core material easily. And this peeling is expedited in wet, hot, and humid environments. Hollow vinyl shutters are another option for non-wood shutters. But they disintegrate the fastest due to the material.

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Both kinds of non-wood shutters are susceptible to deterioration and warping under varying environmental conditions in Destin. Polywood is made with UV inhibitors that deflect heat. And because heat is the biggest problem in warping the shutter louvers, Polywood is without a doubt the highest quality plantation shutter you can find.

2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness

Polywood shutters colors include three superior white paints. We bake these paint finishes on each component at hot temperatures that exceed any temperatures Destin could experience. This patented finishing process applies UV inhibitors to ensure the color doesn’t fade.
Other types of non-wood shutters finishes are limited to either low quality paint finish or no paint finish at all. In the majority of cases, the vinyl wrap is the color you end up with. This finish may look good initially, but it fades with time. And when it comes to hollow vinyls, some are painted. But since the material conducts heat, this negatively affects the finish as time goes by.

3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency

Third party tests show that Polywood shutters result in a reduction of heat transfer by up to 45% and insulate against 30° of temperature. This means that Polywood insulates up to 70% better than the top solid wood shutter.
Polywood’s insulating properties are a result of the solid polymer material. But what sets Polywood apart even more from composite shutters is the weatherstripping on the panels and louvers. Simply interlock the weatherstripping pieces while closing the panels to get an airtight seal against the effects of the weather outside. You won’t find all the energy savings that Polywood offers in any composite shutter.

Our Team In Vegas 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. These trucks were parked outside and endured the climate Vegas is famous for. We’re talking intense heat for almost five months each year!
Those shutters had been on our trucks for at least 7 years. Our team conducted an investigation on the color retention value of Polywood. We dusted off the Polywood shutter that was on the truck. And we compared it side by side to a new Polywood. The color hadn’t changed one bit. We didn’t see any discoloration or fading. This was further validation for us that our paint finish is the best in the market!
And since Polywood can endure so much abuse and heat on the side of a truck for more than 7 years, it’s hands-down the most durable shutter for your house in Destin, Florida.

Contact Us For A Quote For Polywood Shutters For Your Destin Home

Interested in learning more about Polywood shutters? Call 850-203-0419 for an in-home design consultation. Our specialists bring you samples of all the frame styles, color options, and louver sizes available. We take measurements of your windows to present you the most accurate shutter quote. And we install your Polywood shutters so that they fit your window just right. Our experts also share with you the fine points of the lifetime warranty available on our shutters. Call 850-203-0419 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!