3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are Preferred Over Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Salt Lake City, Utah

Matt Thelander
Wherever you look in Salt Lake City, there are plenty of plantation shutters choices. And when you are figuring out which non-wood shutter fits your home best, it’s not easy to distinguish the differences. You can unknowingly choose the wrong type and find yourself purchasing low quality shutters. Wondering if Polywood® shutters - our best-selling solid polymer shutters - are a better investment than MDF (multi-density fiberboard) or hollow vinyl shutters? Learn about the three ways Polywood shutters are preferred over composite shutters in Salt Lake City, Utah .
 

1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Durability

Polywood shutters are crafted from a top grade solid polymer that leads to the most rigidity, color-retention, and durability than any other shutter available. With that, the shutter louvers won't be damaged as time goes by. On the other hand, composite shutters are made from a pressed-board core, enveloped in poly-vinyl. The vinyl encapsulating the pressed board also peels away from the core substance quickly. And this peeling is expedited in wet, hot, and humid climates. Hollow vinyl shutters are another option for non-wood shutters. But they deteriorate the fastest due to the material.

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Both forms of non-wood shutters are vulnerable to warping and deterioration when you consider all the weather conditions in Salt Lake City. Polywood is made with UV inhibitors that divert heat. And since heat is the main culprit in splitting the shutter louvers, Polywood is absolutely the highest quality plantation shutter you can find.
 

2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness

Polywood shutters are available in three superior white paints. These paint finishes are baked on each part at hotter temperatures than Salt Lake City has seen. The patented finishing process includes UV inhibitors which guarantees the color never fades.
 
Other types of non-wood shutters finishes are limited to either low quality paint finish or no paint finish at all. In the majority of cases, the vinyl covering is the final color. Although it looks good when installed, this finish fades over time. And some hollow vinyls are painted. With the vinyl being a heat conductor, this seriously affects the finish day after day.
 

3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency

 
Third party testing illustrates that Polywood shutters block up to 30° of temperature and lead to reduction of heat transfer by up to 45%. With that, Polywood insulates up to 70% better than the top solid wood shutter.
 
It’s the heat blocking properties of the solid polymer material Polywood’s made of that make these plantation shutters so energy efficient. Yet what makes Polywood stand out even more from composite shutters is the weatherstripping on the panels and louvers. Just interlock the weatherstripping when closing the panels to get the tightest seal possible against the impact of the weather outside. No composite shutter can offer the energy savings that Polywood does.
 

Our Team In Vegas Experiences The Durability Of Polywood Shutters First Hand

Back in 2004, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas had Polywood shutters fastened to the sides of their trucks as part of the graphics. The trucks were parked outside and saw the climate Vegas is known for. That means extreme heat for more than five months a year!
 
The Polywood shutters had been on our company trucks for almost 7 years at that point. Our team organized an experiment on the color retention value of Polywood. The team dusted off the Polywood shutter that was on the truck. And we held up a new Polywood shutter next it for comparison. We found the color to be unchanged. We didn’t see any discoloration or fading. This was further validation for us that our paint finish is truly top quality!
 
And with Polywood withstanding all that heat damage on the side of a truck for more than 7 years, it’s without a doubt the long lasting shutter for your residence in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 

Get An Estimate On Polywood Shutters For Your Salt Lake City Home

Want to know more about Polywood shutters? Call 801-515-3598 for an in-home design consultation. Our experts bring shutter samples to your home, including the frame styles, color options, and louver sizes available. We measure the length and width of your windows to present you the most accurate shutter quote. And when we install your Polywood shutters, they will fit your window just right. We’ll also explain the fine points of the lifetime warranty available on Polywood shutters. Call 801-515-3598 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!