Why You Should Want Solid Shutter Louvers In Jacksonville

Kevin McCormack

When you start searching for window treatments in Jacksonville, you might discover that there are plenty of tempting budget plantation shutter options. While they may look nice at first, a more detailed look and you will find that those companies save money by making their shutters with materials like plastic or vinyl. They will also make their shutters with hollow louvers, which allows the window treatment to be less expensive. Superficially, these look like there’s no difference, and you may wonder what’s the problem between hollow and solid louvers?

For a quality covering, you should insist on plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you need your window treatments to keep their shape, color, and energy-efficient properties for years to come. Hollow louvers can’t match up to the quality of our solid-louvered Polywood® Shutters, and here are just a few reasons why:

Solid Shutter Louvers Will Uphold Their Shape

Plantation shutters by flowers in Jacksonville 

Whether it’s summer or winter in Jacksonville, your window panes absorb heat and cold, and so do your plantation shutters. Hollow louvers trap air within each louver. So when they expand and contract because of the temperature changes, it's difficult for the shutters to maintain their shape. This results in a louver that is warped or split, and a plantation shutter that won’t close properly.

hollow shutter louver 

Solid shutter louvers, especially those made from a sturdy faux-wood composite, will maintain their shape from day 1 to day 10,001. Because of the durable structure, your window treatment will fully close every time, and you won’t have to worry about light or heat loss seeping through due to warped louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters assures that your louvers will never buckle or split for the lifetime of the product. It’s doubtful you’ll find a assurance like that with a product that features hollow louvers.

Solid Shutter Louvers Are More Energy Efficient

Interior Shutters in Jacksonville Living Room 

Hollow louvers may offer some energy-efficient features, but they don’t stack up to solid louver shutters. Unfortunately, hollow louvers usually are made with plastic or vinyl -- materials that aren’t thought of as energy efficient. These louvers are permeable and pliable than a faux-wood louver and may catch heat within the hollow center. This causes a hollow louver to bend or crack.

Then as your window treatments warp over time and leaves you gaps when shut, your energy efficiency is lost. Heat loss is a problem, and air will begin to flow through easily, making your room warmer or cooler. Now, all you are left with are flimsy, misshapen interior shutters that can’t stop light or air.

Solid shutter louvers are more densely packed and are generally effective at blocking airflow through the window. Quality faux wood shutters go one step further, as their construction is made from a impervious material that won’t expand or contract. You’re left with a shutter that always closes tight every time, giving you an easy way to regulate the air flow around your windows.

plantation shutters in Jacksonville with weatherstripping 

Our Polywood shutters have been held as the pinnacle of energy-efficient window treatments in Jacksonville, as they use an extra layer of weather stripping. With the stripping, each solid louver will “lock” into place and completely secure the window from outside air. It’s been proven that with our faux wood composite plus the weather-stripping, Polywood shutters are 70% more energy-efficient than wood plantation shutters and up to 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Call On Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers

To get your energy-efficient shutter with solid louvers, you should contact Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville. We’ll show you our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your window’s energy-efficiency and style. Just call 904-289-1663 to schedule your in-home consultation.