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Why You Should Insist On Solid Shutter Louvers In Virginia Beach

October 04, 2019

When you start shopping for window treatments in Virginia Beach, you might discover that there are some interesting budget plantation shutter choices. While they may feel right at first, a more detailed look will show that they save money by settling on cheap materials like plastic or vinyl. They may also outfit their shutters with hollow louvers, which gives you a lighter and economical window treatment. On the surface, these look like they should work, but there is still the question: what’s the discrepancy between hollow and solid louvers?

Of course, you should prioritize plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you need your treatments to maintain 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 are just a few reasons why:

Solid Shutter Louvers Will Uphold Their Shape

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Throughout the day in Virginia Beach, your rooms absorb heat and cold, and so do your shutters. Hollow louvers trap air inside the louver. So when the shutters widen and condense because of temperature fluctuations, it's challenging for the shutters to preserve their shape. The result is a louver that is warped or split, and a plantation shutter that can’t shut properly.

hollow shutter louver 

Solid shutter louvers, especially those constructed from a high-tech faux-wood composite, will preserve their shape from day 1 to day 10,001. Because of the rigid structure, your window treatment will fully close every time, and you won’t have to worry about light or air seeping through due to misshapen louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters even guarantees that your louvers will never warp or sag for the lifetime of the product. It’s doubtful you’ll find a assurance like that with a product that uses hollow louvers.

Solid Shutter Louvers Keeps Air In

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Hollow louvers may possess some energy-efficient perks, but they don’t stack up 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 materials are permeable and bendable than a faux-wood composite and may box in heat within the hollow center. This causes a hollow louver to warp or snap.

Then as your shutter louvers warp over time and won’t snap shut, your energy efficiency is relinquished. Heat loss is now a concern, and air will start to flow through unencumbered, making your room hotter or colder. Now, all you have are ineffective, misshapen interior shutters that can’t stop light or air.

Solid shutter louvers are more densely packed and are generally effective at blocking temperature fluxuations through the window. Quality faux wood shutters go one step further, as their material is made from a impervious material that shouldn’t expand or contract. The louver will never bend, giving you an easy way to manage the air flow around your windows. 

shutters in Virginia Beach with weatherstripping 

Our Polywood shutters have been held as the pinnacle of energy-efficient window treatments in Virginia Beach, as they have an extra layer of weather stripping. With the stripping, each shutter louver will “lock” into place and effectively seal 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 shutters and up to 1600% more effective at blocking air flow than aluminum blinds.

Contact Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers

In order to get energy-efficient shutters that will never warp, sag or crack, you should contact Sunburst Shutters Virginia Beach. We’ll demonstrate our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your window’s energy-efficiency and style. Just contact 757-210-6448 to schedule your in-home consultation.