3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are Preferred Over Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Salt Lake City, Utah
December 15, 2015
The market for plantation shutters in Salt Lake City is full of options. And when you are figuring out which non-wood shutter fits your home best, it’s not easy to distinguish the differences. You can unknowingly choose the wrong type and find yourself purchasing low quality shutters. Are solid polymer shutters, like our best-selling Polywood® shutters, a better investment than composite shutters? Here are three ways Polywood shutters are a better choice than composite shutters in Salt Lake City, Utah .
1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters DurabilityPolywood shutters are crafted from a top grade solid polymer that leads to the most durability, rigidity, and color-retention than any other shutter available. With that, the shutter louvers won't be damaged over time. In contrast, composite shutters are made from a pressed-board core, enveloped in poly-vinyl. The vinyl covering the pressed board also peels away from the core element quickly. And this peeling is expedited in wet, hot, and humid environments. Another option for non-wood shutters is hollow vinyl. But they degrade the fastest because of the material.
Both forms of non-wood shutters are vulnerable to warping and deterioration when you consider all the weather conditions in Salt Lake City. Polywood is made with UV inhibitors that do not absorb heat. And since heat is the biggest offender in splitting the shutter louvers, Polywood is absolutely the highest quality plantation shutter you can find.
2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness
Polywood shutters come in three superior white paints. These paint finishes are baked on each part at hotter temperatures than Salt Lake City has seen. Our patented finishing process includes UV inhibitors and ensures the color never fades.
Other types of non-wood shutters finishes are limited to no or low quality paint finish. In the majority of cases, the vinyl covering is the color you end up with. Although it looks good when installed, this finish fades with time. And as to hollow vinyls, some are painted. With the vinyl being a heat conductor, this seriously influences the finish day after day.
3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency
Third party testing illustrates that Polywood shutters block up to 30° of temperature and lead to reduction of heat transfer by up to 45%. With that, Polywood insulates up to 70% better than the top solid wood shutter.
It’s the heat blocking properties of the solid polymer material Polywood’s made of that make these plantation shutters so energy efficient. However what makes Polywood stand out even more from composite shutters is the weatherstripping on the louvers and panels. Just interlock the weatherstripping when closing the panels to get a very tight seal against the impact of the weather outside. You won’t find all the energy savings that Polywood offers in any composite shutter.
Our Vegas Team Experiences The Durability Of Polywood Shutters First Hand
Back in 2004, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas had Polywood shutters fastened to the sides of their trucks as part of the graphics. These trucks were parked outside and saw the climate Vegas is known for. We’re talking extreme heat for more than five months a year!
The Polywood shutters had been fastened to our trucks for almost 7 years. Our team organized an experiment on the color retention value of Polywood. The team wiped down the dusty Polywood shutter installed on the vehicle. And we compared it side by side to a new Polywood. We found the color to be unchanged. There was no fading or discoloration. This was further validation for our team that our paint finish is indeed the best around!
And since Polywood can endure all that heat damage on the side of a truck for over 7 years, it’s without a doubt the long lasting shutter for your residence in Salt Lake City, Utah.