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Why You Should Get Solid Shutter Louvers In New Brunswick

October 04, 2019

When you begin shopping for window treatments in New Brunswick, you will immediately see that there are plenty of interesting budget plantation shutter choices. While they may feel right at first, a second glance and you will find that they save money by using materials like plastic or vinyl. You can also find shutters with hollow louvers, which allows the window treatment to be more economical. On the surface, these look like there’s no difference, but there is still the question: is there actually any disparity between hollow and solid louvers?

For a quality covering, you should buy plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you need your window treatments to maintain their shape, color, and energy-efficient properties over a lifetime. 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 Keep Their Shape

Plantation shutters by flowers in New Brunswick 

During the day in New Brunswick, your windows get warmer and colder, and so do your plantation shutters. Hollow louvers are usually made of flexible material. So when they expand and contract because of temperature fluctuations, it's difficult for the louvers to keep their shape. This results in a louver that is warped or split, and a window treatment that won’t close properly.

hollow shutter louver 

Solid shutter louvers, especially those derived from a sturdy faux-wood composite, will preserve their shape over the lifetime of the shutter. Because of the durable structure, your shutters will always snap shut every time, and you won’t have to worry about outside light or air leaking through because of warped louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters pledges that your louvers will never buckle or split for the lifetime of the product. Most likely you won’t find a assurance like that with a shutter that features hollow louvers.

Solid Shutter Louvers Keeps Air In

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Hollow louvers may have some energy-efficient perks, but they don’t stack up to solid louver shutters. Unfortunately, hollow louvers generally are constructed with plastic or vinyl -- materials that just aren’t that energy efficient. These louvers are more porous and pliable than a faux-wood composite and may trap heat within the hollow center. This leads a hollow louver to bow or crack.

Then as your shutter louvers bend over time and don’t shut properly, your energy efficiency is relinquished. Heat loss is now a concern, and the air will start to flow through easily, making your room feel uncomfortable. Now, all you are left with are ineffective, misshapen interior shutters that can’t stop light or air.

Solid shutter louvers have more density and can be more effective at blocking temperature fluxuations through the window. Quality faux wood shutters go one step further, as their construction is made from a non-porous material that will never expand or contract. The louver will never bend, giving you an easy way to regulate the heat loss around your windows. 

plantation shutters in New Brunswick with weatherstripping 

Our Polywood shutters have been held as the apex of energy-efficient window treatments in New Brunswick, as they contain an extra layer of weather stripping. With the stripping, each solid louver will “lock” into place and effectively seal the window from air flow. We’ve seen that with our faux wood composite along with weather-stripping, Polywood shutters are 70% more energy-efficient than real wood shutters and up to 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Call On Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers

To get your energy-efficient shutter with solid louvers, just contact Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick. We’ll show you our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your window’s energy-efficiency and style. Just call 732-301-6168 to set up your in-home consultation.