Why You Should Get Solid Shutter Louvers In Orlando10/04/2019Todd Hansen When you start searching for window treatments in Orlando, you will find that there are a bunch of enticing budget plantation shutter choices. While they may seem ok at first, a second glance can reveal that those companies save money by settling on cheap materials like plastic or vinyl. They may also outfit their shutters with hollow louvers, which allows the shutter to be less expensive. Ideally, these look like a good idea, and really how much disparity can there be between hollow and solid louvers? Of course, you should insist on plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you want your window treatments to preserve their shape, color, and energy-efficient properties for years to come. 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 Keep Their Shape During the day in Orlando, your windows heat up or cool down, and so do your window treatments. Hollow louvers won’t have a lot of structural support. So when the shutters swell and shrink because of temperature fluctuations, it's hard for hollow louvers to keep their shape. The result is a louver that is warped or split, and a shutter that can’t shut properly. Solid shutter louvers, especially those made from a quality faux-wood composite, will maintain their shape from day 1 to day 10,001. Because of the inflexible structure, your window treatment will fully close every time, and you won’t even need to think about light or heat loss seeping through your sagging louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters pledges that your louvers will never bend or warp for the lifetime of the product. Most likely you won’t find a warranty like that with a window treatment that features hollow louvers. Solid Shutter Louvers Keeps Air In Hollow louvers may offer some energy-efficient perks, but they don’t hold a candle to solid louver shutters. Part of it is that hollow louvers generally are constructed with plastic or vinyl -- materials that aren’t thought of as energy efficient. These louvers are permeable and bendable than a faux-wood construct and may trap 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, they stop being energy efficient. Heat loss is now a concern, and air will begin to flow through easily, making your room hotter or colder. Now, all you have left are flimsy, misshapen interior shutters that won’t block sun glare or heat loss. Solid shutter louvers have more density and are 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 window treatment will closes tight every time, giving you a dependable way to control the heat loss around your windows. Our Polywood shutters have been held as the pinnacle of energy-efficient window treatments in Orlando, as they have an extra layer of weather stripping. With the stripping, each shutter louver will “lock” into place and completely secure the window from the elements. We’ve seen 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. Call On Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers When you need to install shutters that stand the test of time, the first step is to contact Sunburst Shutters Orlando. We’ll show you our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your windows while providing practical benefits. Just phone 407-630-7011 to set up your in-home consultation.