Why You Should Get Solid Shutter Louvers In New Brunswick

Mike Horn

When you begin shopping for window treatments in New Brunswick, you will immediately see that there are plenty of interesting budget plantation shutter options. While they may feel right at first, a second glance will show that they save money by using materials like plastic or vinyl. They will also make their shutters with hollow louvers, which makes the shutter lightweight and less expensive. On the surface, these look like there’s no difference, but there is still the question: what’s the big deal between hollow and solid louvers?

Of course, you should buy plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you need your treatments to maintain their shape, color, and energy-efficient properties for years to come. Hollow louvers won’t live up to the quality of our solid-louvered Polywood® Shutters, and here’s 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 trap air within each louver. So when the shutters swell and shrink because of temperature fluctuations, it's difficult for hollow louvers to maintain their shape. The result is a louver that is warped or split, and a shutter 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 rigid structure, your shutters will always snap shut every time, and you won’t have to worry about outside light or heat seeping through because of misshapen 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 product that features hollow louvers.

Solid Shutter Louvers Keeps Air In

Interior Shutters in New Brunswick Living Room 

Hollow louvers may have some energy-efficient perks, but they don’t stack up to solid louver shutters. Unfortunately, hollow louvers usually are made with plastic or vinyl -- materials that aren’t known to be 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 window treatments warp 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 unencumbered, making your room feel uncomfortable. Now, all you have left are ineffective, misshapen interior shutters that can’t stop light or air.

Solid shutter louvers have more density and are more effective at blocking temperature fluxuations through the window. Quality faux wood shutters are better at energy efficiency, as their construction is made from a impermeable material that shouldn’t expand or contract. All you get is a interior shutter that always closes tight every time, 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 have an extra layer of weather stripping. With the stripping, every louver will “lock” into place and completely secure 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.

Contact Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers

When you need to install interior shutters that stand the test of time, just contact Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick. We’ll bring you our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your windows for years to come. Just call 732-301-6168 to set up your in-home consultation.