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Why You Should Get Solid Shutter Louvers In Hartford

October 04, 2019

When you start looking at window treatments in Hartford, you might discover that there are a bunch of interesting budget plantation shutter choices. While they may look nice at first, a second glance can reveal that those companies save money by using materials like plastic or vinyl. They may also outfit their shutters with hollow louvers, which gives you a lighter and economical window covering. Superficially, these look like they should work, and really is there really any discrepancy between hollow and solid louvers?

But the truth of the matter is that you should buy plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you need your window coverings to preserve 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 Maintain Their Shape

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Whether it’s summer or winter in Hartford, your windows heat up or cool down, and so do your shutters. Hollow louvers don’t have much structural integrity. So when the shutters expand and contract because of the temperature changes, it's challenging for the shutters to maintain their shape. What you get is a louver that is warped or split, and a window treatment that won’t shut properly.

hollow shutter louver 

Solid shutter louvers, especially those constructed from a high-tech faux-wood composite, will maintain 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 slipping through due to warped louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters even guarantees that your louvers will never buckle or split for the lifetime of the product. You’ll never find a guarantee like that with a window treatment that is constructed with hollow louvers.

Solid Shutter Louvers Keeps Air In

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Hollow louvers may offer some energy-efficient perks, but they don’t come close to solid louver shutters. Unfortunately, hollow louvers usually are made with plastic or vinyl -- materials that aren’t thought of as energy efficient. These louvers are more porous and pliable than a faux-wood construct and may box in heat within the hollow center. This allows a hollow louver to bend or crack.

Then as your window treatments bend over time and won’t snap shut, they cease to be energy efficient. Heat loss won’t be blocked entirely, and the air will begin to flow through easily, making your room warmer or cooler. Now, all you have left are unattractive, warped shutters that won’t block sun glare or heat loss.

Solid shutter louvers are more densely packed and are more effective at blocking temperature fluxuations through the window. Quality faux wood shutters are the best at energy efficiency, as their material is made from a impervious material that won’t expand or contract. That means your shutter will shut completely every time, giving you an easy way to regulate the temperature around your windows. 

shutters in Hartford with weatherstripping 

Our Polywood shutters are seen as the pinnacle of energy-efficient window treatments in Hartford, as they contain an extra layer of weather stripping. With the stripping, each solid louver will “lock” into place and completely secure the window from outside air. It’s been shown that with our faux wood composite and added weather-stripping, Polywood shutters are 70% more energy-efficient than wood plantation shutters and up to 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Contact Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers

When you need to install plantation shutters that will last forever, just contact Sunburst Shutters Connecticut. We’ll bring you our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your window’s energy-efficiency and style. Just phone 860-266-5459 to set up your in-home consultation.