3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are Better Than Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Indianapolis, IN12/15/2015Bill Burke The market for plantation shutters in Indianapolis is full of options. And when you want to know which non-wood shutter is the best for your home, it might be hard to discern the differences. You can easily make the wrong choice and find yourself buying shutters that won’t last. When it comes to solid polymer shutters, like our best-selling Polywood® shutters, are they a better value than composite shutters? Here are three ways Polywood shutters are a better choice than composite shutters in Indianapolis, IN so you can choose. 1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Durability Polywood shutters are fashioned from a first class solid polymer that ensures the most rigidity, color-retention, and durability than any other shutter money can buy. With that, the shutter louvers won't be damaged as time goes by. On the other hand, composite shutters are built from a pressed-board core, encapsulated in poly-vinyl. The vinyl wrapping the pressed board is likely to peel off from the core substance quickly. And this peeling is expedited in hot, humid, and wet surroundings. Hollow vinyl shutters are another option for non-wood shutters. But they deteriorate the fastest because of the elements. Both forms of non-wood shutters are likely to warp and deteriorate when exposed to the different climate conditions in Indianapolis. Polywood is crafted with UV inhibitors that divert heat. And with heat being the biggest offender in cracking the shutter louvers, Polywood is hands down the most durable plantation shutter you can find. 2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness Polywood shutters come in three superior white paints. We bake these paint finishes on each part at temperatures hotter than it will ever get in Indianapolis, IN. This patented finishing process includes UV inhibitors and ensures the color will never fade. Other types of non-wood shutters are available in no or low quality paint finish. In the majority of cases, the vinyl layer is the all the color you get. Yes, this finish appears to be adequate at first. But it fades as time goes by. And as to hollow vinyls, some are painted. With the vinyl being a heat conductor, this negatively impacts the finish day after day. 3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency Third party testing illustrates that Polywood shutters shield against 30° of temperature and reduce heat transfer by up to 45%. With that, Polywood insulates up to 70% better than the top solid wood shutter. Polywood’s insulating properties are a result of the solid polymer material. Yet what sets Polywood apart even more from composite shutters is the weatherstripping on louvers and panels. Just interlock the weatherstripping pieces as you close the panels to get the tightest seal possible against the effects of the weather outside. You won’t find all the energy savings that Polywood offers in any composite shutter. Our Vegas Team Puts The Durability Of Polywood Shutters To The Test In 2004, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas had Polywood shutters attached to the sides of their trucks as part of the graphics. The trucks were parked outside and saw the natural elements Vegas is famous for. We’re talking extreme heat for more than five months a year! The plantation shutters had been on our trucks for almost 7 years. Our team organized a test on how well Polywood retained the color painted on it. The team wiped the Polywood shutter that was on the truck clean. And we held up a new Polywood shutter next it for comparison. The color was the same. We didn’t see any discoloration or fading. It was further validation for us that the Sunburst paint finish is the best in the market! And with Polywood withstanding all that heat and abuse on the side of a truck for more than 7 years, it’s hands-down the strongest shutter for your house in Indianapolis, IN. Contact Us For A Quote For Polywood Shutters For Your Indianapolis Home Want to know more about Polywood shutters? Call 317-558-9066 for an in-home design consultation. Our experts show you all the color options, louver sizes, and frame styles available. We take measurements of your windows to present you the most accurate shutter quote. And once we’ve installed your shutters, they’ll fit your window just right. Our experts also share with you the details of the lifetime warranty we provide for our shutters. Call 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!