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, some differences may be tough to recognize. 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? Learn about the three ways Polywood shutters are preferred over composite shutters in Indianapolis, IN .
1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Durability
Polywood shutters are made from a first class solid polymer that results in the most durability, rigidity, and color-retention than any other shutter on the market. With that, the shutter louvers won't be damaged over time. In contrast, 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 element quickly. And this peeling is expedited in humid, wet, and hot surroundings. Hollow vinyl shutters are another option for non-wood shutters. But they deteriorate the fastest because of the elements.
Both kinds of non-wood shutters are susceptible to deterioration and warping when exposed to the different climate conditions in Indianapolis. Polywood is crafted with UV inhibitors that divert heat. And with heat being the biggest culprit in cracking the shutter louvers, Polywood is without a doubt the longest lasting plantation shutter you can find.
2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness
Polywood shutters come in three superior white paints. We bake our paint finishes on each part at hotter temperatures than Indianapolis has seen. This patented finishing process includes UV inhibitors which guarantees the color never fades.
Other types of non-wood shutters come with 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 as time goes by.
3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency
Third party testing illustrates that Polywood shutters shield against 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.
Polywood’s insulating properties are a result of the solid polymer material. But what makes Polywood stand out even more from composite shutters is the weatherstripping on louvers and panels. Just interlock the weatherstripping pieces when closing the panels to get a very tight seal 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. These trucks were parked outside and sustained the natural elements Vegas is famous for. That means extreme heat for almost five months each year!
The Polywood shutters had been fastened to our company trucks for more than 7 years at that point. Our team organized an experiment 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. There was no fading or discoloration. It was further validation for our team that our paint finish is the best in the market!
And since Polywood can endure all that abuse and heat on the side of a truck for more than 7 years, it’s hands-down the most durable shutter for your residence in Indianapolis, IN.
Contact Us For A Quote For Polywood Shutters For Your Indianapolis Home
To learn more about the features of 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’ll measure your windows to give you the most accurate shutter quote. And when we install your Polywood shutters, they will fit your window just right. Our experts also discuss with you the specifics of the lifetime warranty available on our shutters. Call 317-558-9066
or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!