3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are Better Than Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Atlanta, GA

Dan Taylor
The market for plantation shutters in Atlanta 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 pick the wrong type without knowing and end up ordering low quality shutters. Wondering if Polywood® shutters - our best-selling solid polymer shutters - are a better value than MDF (multi-density fiberboard) or hollow vinyl shutters? Learn about the three ways Polywood shutters are a better choice than composite shutters in Atlanta, GA so you can choose.

1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Durability

Polywood shutters are made from a first class solid polymer that ensures the most rigidity, color-retention, and durability than any other shutter available. This way, the shutter louvers won't be damaged over time. 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 environments. Non-wood shutters are also available as hollow vinyl shutters. But they disintegrate the fastest because of the substance.

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Both forms of non-wood shutters are susceptible to deterioration and warping when you consider all the environmental conditions in Atlanta. Polywood is made with UV inhibitors that divert heat. And with heat being the leading offender in cracking the shutter louvers, Polywood is hands down the highest quality plantation shutter you can find.

2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness

Polywood shutters colors include three superior white paints. We bake our paint finishes on each part at hotter temperatures than Atlanta has seen. The patented finishing process uses UV inhibitors which guarantees the color never fades.
Other types of non-wood shutters are available in no or low quality paint finish. In the majority of cases, the vinyl covering is the final color. Yes, this finish appears to be adequate at first. But it fades as time goes by. And some hollow vinyls are painted. With the vinyl being a heat conductor, this negatively influences the finish over time.

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. This means that Polywood insulates up to 70% better than even the best solid wood shutter.
Polywood’s insulating properties are a result of the solid polymer material. However what makes Polywood stand out even more from composite shutters is the weatherstripping on the panels and louvers. Just interlock the pieces of weatherstripping while closing the panels. This gives you an airtight 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 Experiences The Durability Of Polywood Shutters First Hand

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 weather Las Vegas is infamous for. We’re talking intense heat for almost five months each year!
Those plantation shutters had been fastened to our trucks for at least 7 years. That’s when our team carried out an investigation on the color retention value of Polywood. So we wiped the Polywood shutter that was on the truck clean. And we held up a new Polywood shutter next it for comparison. We found the color to be unchanged. There wasn’t any visible signs of fading or discoloration. It was further validation for us that this paint finish is truly top quality!
And knowing that Polywood can handle so much heat and abuse travelling on a truck for over 7 years, it’s undoubtedly the strongest shutter for your residence in Atlanta, GA.

Contact Us For A Quote For Polywood Shutters For Your Atlanta Home

To learn more about the features of Polywood shutters, call 404-962-8517 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 provide you with as precise a shutter quote as possible. And we install your Polywood shutters so that they fit your window perfectly. We’ll also discuss with you the specifics of the lifetime warranty available on these shutters. Call 404-962-8517 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!