3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are A Better Choice Than Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Boise, ID12/15/2015Spencer Madsen Wherever you look in Boise, there are plenty of plantation shutters choices. 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 end up purchasing shutters that won’t last. Are solid polymer shutters, like our best-selling Polywood® shutters, a better value than MDF (multi-density fiberboard) or hollow vinyl shutters? Here are three ways Polywood shutters are a better choice than composite shutters in Boise, ID to help you decide. 1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Durability Polywood shutters are crafted from a top grade solid polymer that leads to the most durability, rigidity, and color-retention than any other shutter money can buy. This way, the shutter louvers will not chip over time. In contrast, composite shutters are fabricated from a pressed-board core, wrapped with poly-vinyl. The vinyl encapsulating the pressed board also peels away from the core material quickly. And this peeling is expedited in wet, hot, and humid climates. Another option for non-wood shutters is hollow vinyl. But they disintegrate the fastest in large part due to the substance. Both forms of non-wood shutters are vulnerable to warping and deterioration under varying weather conditions in Boise. Polywood is made with UV inhibitors that do not absorb heat. And with heat being the major problem in splitting the shutter louvers, Polywood is without a doubt the longest lasting plantation shutter you can buy. 2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness Polywood shutters are available in three superior white paints. These paint finishes are baked on each piece at hot temperatures that exceed any temperatures Boise could experience. This patented finishing process includes UV inhibitors which guarantees the color never fades. Other types of non-wood shutters come with either low quality paint finish or no paint finish at all. In most cases, the vinyl wrap is the final color. This finish may look good initially, but it fades with time. And when it comes to hollow vinyls, some are painted. But since the material conducts heat, this negatively affects the finish as time goes by. 3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency Third party testing illustrates that Polywood shutters lead to reduction of heat transfer by up to 45% and shield against 30° of temperature. That’s how Polywood insulates up to 70% better than even the best solid wood shutter. These insulating properties are due to the solid polymer material Polywood shutters are made from. However what sets Polywood apart even more from composite shutters is the weatherstripping on louvers and panels. Simply interlock the weatherstripping pieces as you close the panels and you 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. The Sunburst Team In Vegas Experiences The Durability Of Polywood Shutters First Hand In 2004, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas had Polywood shutters anchored to the sides of their trucks as part of the graphics. The trucks were parked outside and saw all the weather conditions Las Vegas is known for. That’s extreme heat for almost five months each year! Those Polywood shutters had been attached to our trucks for at least 7 years. That’s when our team organized an experiment to see how effective Polywood is in retaining the original paint color. We dusted off the Polywood shutter that was on the truck. And we brought a new Polywood shutter and held it up next to it to compare. The color hadn’t changed one bit. There was no fading or discoloration. It further validated for us that this paint finish is indeed the best around! And with Polywood withstanding that much abuse and heat on the road for more than 7 years, it’s without a doubt the most durable shutter for your residence in Boise, ID. Contact Us For An Estimate On Polywood Shutters For Your Boise Home To learn more about the features of Polywood shutters, call 208-609-9129 for an in-home design consultation. Our specialists bring you samples of all the frame styles, color options, and louver sizes available. We measure the length and width of your windows to give you the most accurate shutter quote. And we install your Polywood shutters so that they fit your window perfectly. Our professionals also explain the details of the lifetime warranty we provide for these shutters. Call 208-609-9129 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!