Why You Should Want Solid Shutter Louvers In Colorado Springs

Gary Harding

When you begin shopping for window treatments in Colorado Springs, you will find that there are some tempting budget plantation shutter options. While they may look nice at first, a closer inspection can reveal that they save money by settling on cheap materials like plastic or vinyl. They will also make their shutters with hollow louvers, which allows the covering to be less expensive. Ideally, these look like a good idea, but there is still the question: how much disparity can there be between hollow and solid louvers?

For a quality covering, you should prioritize plantation shutters with solid shutter louvers if you need your window coverings to preserve their shape, color, and energy-efficient properties for years to come. Hollow louvers just can’t hold 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 Colorado Springs 

Whether it’s summer or winter in Colorado Springs, your windows absorb heat and cold, and so do your plantation shutters. Hollow louvers don’t have a lot of structural support. So when they expand and contract because of the temperature changes, it's challenging for the louvers to preserve 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 derived from a quality faux-wood composite, will preserve their shape over the lifetime of the shutter. Because of the durable structure, your shutters will always snap shut every time, and you won’t even need to think about light or heat loss slipping through your sagging louvers. The warranty of our Polywood shutters assures that your louvers will never buckle or split for the lifetime of the product. Most likely you won’t find a guarantee like that with a product that features hollow louvers.

Solid Shutter Louvers Keeps Air In

Interior Shutters in Colorado Springs Living Room 

Hollow louvers may possess some energy-efficient perks, but they don’t hold a candle to solid louver shutters. The main problem is that hollow louvers usually are made with plastic or vinyl -- materials that just aren’t that energy efficient. These louvers are more porous and flexible than a faux-wood construct and may catch heat within the hollow center. This leads a hollow louver to bow or break.

Then as your window treatments distort over time and leaves you gaps when shut, they cease to be energy efficient. Heat loss is a problem, and air will begin to flow through without obstruction, making your room hotter or colder. Now, all you have are flimsy, broken shutters that let in both light and air.

Solid shutter louvers have more density and can be more effective at blocking airflow through the window. Quality faux wood shutters are the best at energy efficiency, as their material is made from a non-porous material that shouldn’t expand or contract. All you get is a interior shutter that snaps shut every time, giving you a consistent way to control the temperature around your windows.

plantation shutters in Colorado Springs with weatherstripping 

Our Polywood shutters are known as the peak of energy-efficient window treatments in Colorado Springs, as they have 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 shown that with our faux wood composite and added weather-stripping, Polywood shutters are 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood plantation shutters and up to 1600% more energy efficient than aluminum blinds.

Call On Sunburst For Polywood Shutters With Solid Louvers

When you want to install shutters that will hold up against heat and cold, you should contact Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs. We’ll bring you our line of Polywood shutters, and how they can improve your windows for years to come. Just call 303-625-6431 to schedule your in-home consultation.