3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are Preferred Over Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Kingsport, TN12/15/2015Jacob Hayes The market for plantation shutters in Kingsport is full of options. And when you want to know which non-wood shutter fits your home best, some differences may be tough to recognize. You can unknowingly choose the wrong type and find yourself investing in shutters that aren’t durable. Are solid polymer shutters, like our best-selling Polywood® shutters, a better value than hollow vinyl or MDF (multi-density fiberboard) 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 high quality solid polymer that ensures 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 fabricated from a pressed-board core, wrapped with poly-vinyl. The vinyl covering the pressed board is likely to peel off from the core material easily. 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 because of the substance. Both forms of non-wood shutters are likely to warp and deteriorate when exposed to the different environmental conditions in Kingsport. Polywood is built with UV inhibitors that do not absorb heat. And with heat being the biggest problem in cracking the shutter louvers, Polywood is without a doubt the highest quality plantation shutter you can find. 2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness Polywood shutters come in three exceptional white paints. We bake the paint finishes on each component at temperatures hotter than it will ever get in Kingsport, TN. Our patented finishing process uses UV inhibitors to ensure 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 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 day after day. 3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency Third party tests illustrate that Polywood shutters block up to 30° of temperature and lead to reduction of 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 Experiences The Durability Of Polywood Shutters First Hand Back in 2004, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas had Polywood shutters fastened to the sides of their trucks as part of the graphics. They were parked outside and endured the climate Nevada is famous for. That means extreme heat for more than five months a year! Those shutters had been on our trucks for at least 7 years. Our team conducted an investigation on the color retention value of Polywood. So we dusted off the Polywood shutter that was on the truck. And we compared it side by side to a new Polywood. We found the color to be unchanged. There was no fading or discoloration. It further validated for our team that the Sunburst paint finish is the best in the market! And since Polywood can endure so much abuse and heat on the side of a truck for 7+ years, it’s without a doubt the most durable shutter for your house in Kingsport, TN. Get Quoted For Polywood Shutters For Your Kingsport Home To learn more about the features of Polywood shutters, call 276-378-7422 for an in-home design consultation. Our specialists bring shutter samples to your home, including the louver sizes, frame styles, and color options available. We’ll measure your windows to give you the most precise shutter estimate. And once we’ve installed your shutters, they’ll fit your window perfectly. Our professionals also share with you the fine points of the lifetime warranty available on these shutters. Call 276-378-7422 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!