Why You Should Insist On Solid Shutter Louvers In San Diego

Tyson Williams

When you start looking at window treatments in San Diego, you will immediately see that there are a bunch of enticing budget plantation shutter choices. While they may seem ok at first, a more detailed look can reveal that those companies save money by settling on cheap materials like plastic or vinyl. You can also find shutters with hollow louvers, which allows the shutter to be less expensive. On the surface, these look like a good idea, but there is still the question: what’s the discrepancy between hollow and solid louvers?

For a quality covering, you should buy plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you want your window coverings to preserve their shape, color, and energy-efficient properties forever. Hollow louvers can’t match 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 San Diego 

Throughout the day in San Diego, your windows get warmer and colder, and so do your window treatments. Hollow louvers trap air inside the louver. So when they expand and contract because of the temperature changes, it's challenging for hollow louvers to keep their shape. What you get is a louver that is warped or split, and a plantation shutter that won’t shut properly.

hollow shutter louver 

Solid shutter louvers, especially those constructed from a sturdy faux-wood composite, will keep their shape basically forever. Because of the durable structure, your coverings will completely shut every time, and you won’t have to worry about outside light or heat slipping through your 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 shutter that features hollow louvers.

Solid Shutter Louvers Keeps Air In

Interior Shutters in San Diego Living Room 

Hollow louvers may possess some energy-efficient features, but they don’t come close to solid louver shutters. The main problem is that hollow louvers usually are made with plastic or vinyl -- materials that aren’t thought of as energy efficient. These materials are more porous and flexible than a faux-wood louver and may trap heat within the hollow center. This causes a hollow louver to bow or snap.

Then as your shutter louvers distort over time and leaves you gaps when shut, your energy efficiency is relinquished. Heat loss is now a concern, and the air will start to flow through unencumbered, making your room hotter or colder. Now, all you have left are flimsy, warped interior shutters that can’t stop light or air.

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

shutters in San Diego with weatherstripping 

Our Polywood shutters are known as the apex of energy-efficient window treatments in San Diego, as they contain an extra layer of weather stripping. With the stripping, each solid louver will “lock” into place and isolate the window from air flow. It’s been shown that with our faux wood composite plus the weather-stripping, Polywood shutters are 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more effective at blocking air flow than aluminum blinds.

Call On Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers

When you need to install plantation shutters that stand the test of time, the first step is to contact Sunburst Shutters San Diego. We’ll bring you our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your windows while providing practical benefits. Just phone 760-405-8887 to book your in-home consultation.