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Why You Should Want Solid Shutter Louvers In St. George

October 04, 2019

When you begin searching for window treatments in St. George, you will find that there are some enticing budget plantation shutter options. While they may look nice at first, a more detailed look and you will find that they save money by using materials like plastic or vinyl. They may also outfit their shutters with hollow louvers, which gives you a lighter and less expensive shutter. Superficially, these look like there’s no difference, and really is there actually any discrepancy between hollow and solid louvers?

For a quality covering, you should prioritize plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you need your window treatments to preserve their shape, color, and energy-efficient properties forever. Hollow louvers can’t match up to the quality of our solid-louvered Polywood® Shutters, and here’s why:

Solid Shutter Louvers Will Keep Their Shape

Plantation shutters by flowers in St. George 

Throughout the day in St. George, your windows absorb heat and cold, and so do your plantation shutters. Hollow louvers don’t have a rigid framework. So when your treatments widen and condense because of the natural course of the day, it's hard for the shutters to maintain their shape. What you get is a louver that is warped or split, and a shutter that won’t close properly.

hollow shutter louver 

Solid shutter louvers, especially those constructed from a high-tech faux-wood composite, will maintain their shape from day 1 to day 10,001. Because of the durable structure, your shutters will always snap shut every time, and you won’t even need to think about light or air leaking through due to warped louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters assures that your louvers will never warp or sag for the lifetime of the product. Most likely you won’t find a warranty like that with a shutter that is constructed with hollow louvers.

Solid Shutter Louvers Keeps Air In

Plantation Shutters in St. George Living Room 

Hollow louvers may have some energy-efficient features, but they don’t stack up to solid louver shutters. Part of it is that hollow louvers are most likely built with plastic or vinyl -- materials that aren’t known to be energy efficient. These louvers are more porous and bendable 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 warp over time and won’t snap shut, your energy efficiency is lost. 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 shutters that let in both light and air.

Solid shutter louvers are more densely packed and are generally effective at blocking temperature fluxuations through the window. Quality faux wood shutters are the best at energy efficiency, as their construction is made from a non-porous material that shouldn’t expand or contract. The treatment will never bow, giving you a dependable way to manage the heat loss around your windows. 

plantation shutters in St. George with weatherstripping 

Our Polywood shutters are seen as the peak of energy-efficient window treatments in St. George, as they have an extra layer of weather stripping. With the stripping, every louver will “lock” into place and isolate 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 wood plantation shutters and up to 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Call On Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers

In order to order energy-efficient shutters that don’t warp, sag or break, the first step is to contact Sunburst Shutters St. George. We’ll show you our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your windows for years to come. Just phone 435-485-9332 to set up your in-home consultation.