3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are A Better Choice Than Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In New Brunswick, NJ
December 15, 2015
Wherever you look in New Brunswick, there are plenty of plantation shutters choices. And when you want to know which non-wood shutter is best for you, it’s not easy to distinguish the differences. You can easily make the wrong choice and wind up ordering shutters that aren’t durable. Are solid polymer shutters, like our best-selling Polywood® shutters, worth more than composite shutters? Here are three ways Polywood shutters are a better choice than composite shutters in New Brunswick, NJ to help you decide.
1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters DurabilityPolywood shutters are constructed from a first class solid polymer that results in the most color-retention, durability, and rigidity than any other shutter you can find. With that, the shutter louvers will not chip over time. On the other hand, composite shutters are fabricated from a pressed-board core, wrapped with poly-vinyl. The vinyl wrapping the pressed board is prone to peeling from the core substance easily. And this peeling happens even faster in humid, wet, and hot climates. Hollow vinyl shutters are another option for non-wood shutters. But they disintegrate the fastest in large part due to the material.
Both kinds of non-wood shutters are vulnerable to warping and deterioration when exposed to the different climate conditions in New Brunswick. Polywood is made with UV inhibitors that divert heat. And because heat is the main offender in cracking the shutter louvers, Polywood is hands down the most durable plantation shutter you can buy.
2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness
Polywood shutters colors include three exceptional white paints. We bake the paint finishes on each component at hotter temperatures than New Brunswick has seen. Our patented finishing process applies UV inhibitors to make sure the color will never fade.
Other types of non-wood shutters come with either low quality paint finish or no paint finish at all. In most cases, the vinyl wrap is the all the color you get. Yes, this finish appears to be adequate at first. But it fades with time. And when it comes to hollow vinyls, some are painted. With the vinyl being a heat conductor, this adversely impacts the finish as time goes by.
3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency
Third party testing shows that Polywood shutters lead to reduction of heat transfer by up to 45% and shield against 30° of temperature. With that, Polywood insulates up to 70% better than the top solid wood shutter.
These insulating properties are due to the solid polymer material Polywood shutters are made from. Yet what makes Polywood even more energy efficient than composite shutters is the weatherstripping on the louvers and panels. All you have to do is interlock the weatherstripping pieces while closing the panels. This gives you a very tight seal against the effects of the weather outside. You won’t find all the energy savings that Polywood offers in any composite shutter.
The Sunburst Team In Vegas Experiences The Durability Of Polywood Shutters First Hand
Back in 2004, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas had Polywood shutters attached to the sides of their trucks as part of the graphics. They were parked outside and saw the climate Nevada is famous for. That’s excessive heat for five months out of the year!
The Polywood shutters had been on our company trucks for almost 7 years. That’s when our team carried out an experiment to see how effective Polywood is in retaining the original paint color. We wiped the Polywood shutter that was on the truck clean. And we held up a new Polywood shutter next it for comparison. The color hadn’t changed one bit. There wasn’t any visible signs of fading or discoloration. It was further validation for the team that the Sunburst paint finish is truly top quality!
And since Polywood can endure so much heat damage on the road for more than 7 years, it’s without a doubt the most durable shutter for your residence in New Brunswick, NJ.