Why You Should Want Solid Shutter Louvers In St. George

Kasey Udy

When you begin searching for window treatments in St. George, you might discover that there are some enticing budget plantation shutter options. While they may seem ok at first, a closer inspection will show that they 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 lighter and less expensive window treatment. Superficially, these look like there’s no difference, and really how much disparity can there be between hollow and solid louvers?

For a quality covering, you should prioritize plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you need your 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 are just a few reasons why:

Solid Shutter Louvers Will Maintain Their Shape

Plantation shutters by flowers in St. George 

Throughout the day in St. George, your window panes absorb heat and cold, and so do your plantation shutters. Hollow louvers are usually made of subpar material. 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 window treatment that won’t close properly.

hollow shutter louver 

Solid shutter louvers, especially those made from a high-tech faux-wood composite, will keep their shape from day 1 to day 10,001. Because of the rigid structure, your shutters will always snap shut every time, and you won’t have to worry about light or heat leaking through due to warped louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters even guarantees 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 just aren’t that energy efficient. These louvers are absorbent and flexible than a faux-wood louver and may catch heat within the hollow center. This causes a hollow louver to warp or crack.

Then as your shutter louvers warp over time and won’t snap shut, your energy efficiency is gone. Heat loss won’t be blocked entirely, and the air will begin to flow through easily, making your room warmer or cooler. Now, all you are left with are flimsy, broken 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 will never expand or contract. You’re left with a window treatment that snaps shut every time, giving you a dependable way to manage the heat loss around your windows.

shutters in St. George with weatherstripping 

Our Polywood shutters are known as the peak of energy-efficient window treatments in St. George, as they have an extra layer of weather stripping. With the stripping, each solid louver will “lock” into place and isolate 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 energy efficient than aluminum blinds.

Contact 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 bring you our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your window’s energy-efficiency and style. Just phone 435-485-9332 to set up your in-home consultation.