Why You Should Want Solid Shutter Louvers In Atlanta

Dan Taylor

When you start looking at window treatments in Atlanta, you will find that there are some interesting budget plantation shutter options. While they may feel right at first, a second glance will show that those companies save money by settling on cheap materials like plastic or vinyl. They may also outfit their shutters with hollow louvers, which gives you a lighter and economical window treatment. On the surface, these look like a good idea, and really is there actually any discrepancy between hollow and solid louvers?

Of course, you should prioritize plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you want your window coverings to preserve their shape, color, and energy-efficient properties over a lifetime. Hollow louvers just can’t hold up to the quality of our solid-louvered Polywood® Shutters, and here’s why:

Solid Shutter Louvers Will Keep Their Shape

Plantation shutters by flowers in Atlanta 

During the day in Atlanta, your windows absorb heat and cold, and so do your plantation shutters. Hollow louvers trap air inside the louver. So when your treatments swell and shrink because of the temperature changes, it's hard for hollow louvers to keep their shape. The result is a louver that is warped or split, and a shutter that can’t close properly.

open shutter louver 

Solid shutter louvers, especially those made from a high-tech faux-wood composite, will preserve their shape from day 1 to day 10,001. Because of the inflexible structure, your shutters will always snap shut every time, and you won’t have to wonder about outside light or heat loss seeping through your warped louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters pledges that your louvers will never bend or warp for the lifetime of the product. It’s doubtful you’ll find a guarantee like that with a window treatment that uses hollow louvers.

Solid Shutter Louvers Are More Energy Efficient

Interior Shutters in Atlanta Living Room 

Hollow louvers may possess some energy-efficient features, but they don’t come close to solid louver shutters. Unfortunately, hollow louvers generally are constructed with plastic or vinyl -- materials that aren’t thought of as energy efficient. These louvers are more porous and bendable than a faux-wood composite and may catch heat within the hollow center. This leads a hollow louver to bend or break.

Then as your louvers warp over time and won’t snap shut, your energy efficiency is lost. Heat loss won’t be blocked entirely, and air will begin to flow through without obstruction, making your room feel uncomfortable. Now, all you are left with are unattractive, warped window treatments that can’t stop light or air.

Solid shutter louvers have more density and are more effective at blocking temperature fluxuations through the window. Quality faux wood shutters go one step further, as their material is made from a impervious material that will never expand or contract. The shutter will never warp, giving you a consistent way to regulate the temperature around your windows.

plantation shutters in Atlanta with weatherstripping 

Our Polywood shutters are known as the peak of energy-efficient window treatments in Atlanta, as they use an extra layer of weather stripping. With the stripping, every louver will “lock” into place and isolate the window from the elements. It’s been proven that with our faux wood composite plus the weather-stripping, Polywood shutters are 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood plantation shutters and up to 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Contact Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers

In order to order energy-efficient shutters that won’t warp, sag or break, the first step is to contact Sunburst Shutters Atlanta. We’ll show you our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your window’s energy-efficiency and style. Just phone 404-962-8517 to schedule your in-home consultation.