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3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are Better Than Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Kingsport, TN

December 15, 2015
The market for plantation shutters in Kingsport is full of options. And when you’re researching which non-wood shutter is the best for your home, it might be hard to discern the differences. You can unknowingly choose the wrong type and find yourself ordering shutters that won’t last. Wondering if Polywood® shutters - our best-selling solid polymer shutters - are worth more than MDF (multi-density fiberboard) or hollow vinyl shutters? Find out the three ways Polywood shutters are better than composite shutters in Kingsport, TN .

1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Durability

Polywood shutters are made from a top grade solid polymer that results in the most durability, rigidity, and color-retention than any other shutter available. With that, the shutter louvers won’t warp as time goes by. On the other hand, composite shutters are built from a pressed-board core, wrapped with poly-vinyl. The vinyl covering the pressed board also peels away from the core material readily. And this peeling is expedited in wet, hot, and humid climates. Hollow vinyl shutters are another option for non-wood shutters. But they disintegrate the fastest due to the substance.

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Both kinds of non-wood shutters are susceptible to deterioration and warping when exposed to the different environmental conditions in Kingsport. Polywood is built with UV inhibitors that divert heat. And since heat is the main problem in cracking the shutter louvers, Polywood is without a doubt the highest quality plantation shutter you can buy.

2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness

Polywood shutters are available in three superior white paints. We bake the paint finishes on each component at hotter temperatures than Kingsport has seen. Our patented finishing process uses UV inhibitors to ensure the color will never fade.
Other types of non-wood shutters come with no or low quality paint finish. In most cases, the vinyl wrap is the color you end up with. This finish may look good initially, but it fades as time goes by. And when it comes to hollow vinyls, some are painted. With the vinyl being a heat conductor, this seriously impacts the finish as time goes by.

3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency

Third party testing shows that Polywood shutters block up to 30° of temperature and reduce heat transfer by up to 45%. This means that Polywood insulates up to 70% better than a similar solid wood shutter.
Polywood’s insulating properties are a result of the solid polymer material. But what sets Polywood apart even more from composite shutters is the weatherstripping on louvers and panels. All you have to do is interlock the weatherstripping pieces while closing the panels to get an airtight seal against the effects of the weather outside. No matter how far and wide you look, there isn’t a composite shutter that can give you the energy savings close to that of Polywood.

Our Team In Vegas’s First Hand Experience With The Durability Of Polywood Shutters

Back in 2004, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas had Polywood shutters anchored to the sides of their trucks as part of the graphics. They were parked outside and endured the climate Las Vegas is famous for. We’re talking extreme heat for more than five months a year!
Those shutters had been fastened to our company trucks for at least 7 years at that point. Our team carried out an investigation on the color retention value of Polywood. We dusted off the Polywood shutter that was on the truck. And we compared it side by side to a new Polywood. The color hadn’t changed one bit. We didn’t see any discoloration or fading. It further validated for our team that our paint finish is the best in the market!
And with Polywood withstanding so much abuse and heat on the side of a truck for 7+ years, it’s undoubtedly the most durable shutter for your house in Kingsport, TN.

Contact Us For An Estimate On Polywood Shutters For Your Kingsport Home

To learn more about the features of Polywood shutters, call for an in-home design consultation. Our specialists bring shutter samples to your home, including the frame styles, color options, and louver sizes available. We take measurements of your windows to give you the most precise shutter estimate. And when we install your Polywood shutters, they will fit your window just right. Our professionals also share with you the fine points of the lifetime warranty available on these shutters. Call 276-685-5343 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!
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