3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are Preferred Over Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Nashville, TN12/15/2015Stefano Diotaiuti Plantation shutters in Nashville come with different options. And when you want to know which non-wood shutter is best for you, it might be hard to discern the differences. You can easily make the wrong choice and find yourself purchasing shutters that aren’t durable. Wondering if Polywood® shutters - our best-selling solid polymer shutters - are a better value than hollow vinyl or MDF (multi-density fiberboard) shutters? Here are three ways Polywood shutters are a better choice than composite shutters in Nashville, TN . 1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters DurabilityPolywood shutters are constructed from a first class solid polymer that results in the most rigidity, color-retention, and durability than any other shutter on the market. This way, the shutter louvers won't be damaged over time. However, composite shutters are constructed from a pressed-board core, wrapped with poly-vinyl. The vinyl wrapping the pressed board is likely to peel off from the core material readily. And this peeling is expedited in humid, wet, and hot climates. Hollow vinyl shutters are another option for non-wood shutters. But they degrade the fastest in large part due to the elements. Both kinds of non-wood shutters are susceptible to deterioration and warping under varying weather conditions in Nashville. Polywood is built with UV inhibitors that deflect heat. And with heat being the main problem in chipping the shutter louvers, Polywood is without a doubt the longest lasting plantation shutter for your home. 2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness Polywood shutters colors include three premium white paints. The paint finishes are baked on each component at hot temperatures that exceed any temperatures Nashville could experience. This patented finishing process uses UV inhibitors to ensure the color doesn’t fade. Other types of non-wood shutters finishes are limited to either low quality paint finish or no paint finish at all. In the majority of cases, the vinyl layer is the final color. This finish may look good initially, but it fades with time. And some hollow vinyls are painted. With the vinyl being a heat conductor, this seriously affects 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%. That’s how Polywood insulates up to 70% better than the top solid wood shutter. It’s the heat blocking properties of the solid polymer material Polywood’s made of that make these plantation shutters so energy efficient. But what sets Polywood apart even more from composite shutters is the weatherstripping on louvers and panels. Simply interlock the weatherstripping as you close the panels to get the tightest seal possible against the effects of the weather outside. No composite shutter can offer the energy savings that Polywood does. The Sunburst Team In Vegas’s First Hand Experience With The Durability Of Polywood Shutters Back in 2004, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas had Polywood shutters fastened to the sides of their trucks as part of the graphics. These trucks were parked outside and saw the climate Vegas is infamous for. That’s intense heat for almost five months each year! Those Polywood shutters had been on our trucks for almost 7 years. Our team organized an investigation to see how effective Polywood is in retaining the original paint color. We wiped the Polywood shutter that was on the truck clean. And we held up a new Polywood shutter next it for comparison. The color was the same. There was no fading or discoloration. This was further validation for us that the Sunburst paint finish is truly top quality! And since Polywood can endure so much heat and abuse travelling on a truck for over 7 years, it’s undoubtedly the strongest shutter for your residence in Nashville, TN. Contact Us For An Estimate On Polywood Shutters For Your Nashville HomeWant to know more about Polywood shutters? Call 615-236-8530 for an in-home design consultation. Our experts bring you samples of all the louver sizes, frame styles, and color options available. We’ll measure your windows to present you as precise a shutter quote as possible. And once we’ve installed your shutters, they’ll fit your window beautifully. We’ll also discuss with you the specifics of the lifetime warranty available on Polywood shutters. Call 615-236-8530 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!