Why You Should Insist On Solid Shutter Louvers In Destin10/04/2019Eric Ramsey When you start looking at window treatments in Destin, you will immediately see that there are some interesting budget plantation shutter options. While they may seem ok at first, a more detailed look and you will find that those companies save money by making their shutters with materials like plastic or vinyl. They may also outfit their shutters with hollow louvers, which gives you a lightweight and economical shutter. Superficially, these look like they should work, and really how much variation can there be between hollow and solid louvers? For a quality covering, you should prioritize plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you want your window coverings to keep their shape, color, and energy-efficient properties forever. Hollow louvers won’t live up to the quality of our solid-louvered Polywood® Shutters, and here’s why: Solid Shutter Louvers Will Uphold Their Shape During the day in Destin, your window panes absorb heat and cold, and so do your plantation shutters. Hollow louvers are usually made of subpar material. So when the shutters widen and condense because of temperature fluctuations, it's challenging for the louvers to maintain their shape. What you get is a louver that is warped or split, and a plantation shutter that can’t close properly. Solid shutter louvers, especially those derived from a quality faux-wood composite, will maintain their shape over the lifetime of the shutter. Because of the durable structure, your coverings will completely shut every time, and you won’t have to wonder about light or air slipping through because of sagging louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters even guarantees 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 is constructed with hollow louvers. Solid Shutter Louvers Have Better Energy Efficiency Hollow louvers may possess some energy-efficient benefits, but they don’t stack up to solid louver shutters. Unfortunately, hollow louvers are most likely built with plastic or vinyl -- materials that aren’t thought of as energy efficient. These louvers are more porous and flexible than a faux-wood composite and may catch heat within the hollow center. This causes a hollow louver to bend or snap. Then as your louvers distort over time and don’t shut properly, they can no longer be called energy efficient. Heat loss is a problem, and air will start to flow through without obstruction, making your room hotter or colder. Now, all you have left are unattractive, warped interior shutters that let in both light and air. Solid shutter louvers are more densely packed and can be more effective at blocking heat loss/gain 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 an easy way to control the temperature around your windows. Our Polywood shutters have been held as the pinnacle of energy-efficient window treatments in Destin, as they have an extra layer of weather stripping. With the stripping, every louver will “lock” into place and effectively seal the window from outside air. 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 effective at blocking air flow than aluminum blinds. Call On Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers When you need to install plantation shutters that will last forever, just contact Sunburst Shutters Destin. We’ll show you our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your windows for years to come. Just call 850-203-0419 to set up your in-home consultation.