3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are A Better Choice Than Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In Cincinnati, OH12/15/2015Lisa Renee Nieberding Wherever you look in Cincinnati, there are plenty of plantation shutters choices. And when you are figuring out which non-wood shutter fits your home best, some differences may be tough to recognize. You can easily make the wrong choice and wind up purchasing shutters that won’t last. Wondering if Polywood® shutters - our best-selling solid polymer shutters - are worth more than hollow vinyl or MDF (multi-density fiberboard) shutters? Find out the three ways Polywood shutters are preferred over composite shutters in Cincinnati, OH . 1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Durability Polywood shutters are made from a first class solid polymer that results in the most color-retention, durability, and rigidity than any other shutter you can find. With that, the shutter louvers won't be damaged as time goes by. In contrast, composite shutters are made from a pressed-board core, wrapped with poly-vinyl. The vinyl wrapping the pressed board is prone to peeling from the core element readily. And this peeling is expedited in wet, hot, and humid surroundings. Non-wood shutters are also available as hollow vinyl shutters. But they deteriorate the fastest in large part due to the elements. Both forms of non-wood shutters are likely to warp and deteriorate under varying weather conditions in Cincinnati. Polywood is manufactured with UV inhibitors that deflect heat. And since heat is the leading problem in chipping the shutter louvers, Polywood is absolutely the most durable plantation shutter you can buy. 2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints. We bake these paint finishes on each element at temperatures hotter than it will ever get in Cincinnati, OH. Our patented finishing process uses UV inhibitors which guarantees the color never fades. Other types of non-wood shutters are available in either low quality paint finish or no paint finish at all. In most cases, the vinyl wrap is the final color. Yes, this finish appears to be adequate at first. But it fades over time. And as to hollow vinyls, some are painted. With the vinyl being a heat conductor, this adversely affects the finish over time. 3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency Third party tests illustrate that Polywood shutters reduce heat transfer by up to 45% and insulate against 30° of temperature. This means that Polywood insulates up to 70% better than the top solid wood shutter. These insulating properties are due to the solid polymer material Polywood shutters are made from. Yet what sets Polywood apart even more from composite shutters is the weatherstripping on the louvers and panels. All you have to do is interlock the pieces of weatherstripping when closing the panels and you get the tightest seal possible against the weather conditions 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 anchored to the sides of their trucks as part of the graphics. They were parked outside and withstood the natural elements Nevada is famous for. We’re talking intense heat for almost five months each year! These Polywood shutters had been on our vehicles for at least 7 years at that point. Our team organized a test 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. The color was the same. We didn’t see any discoloration or fading. This was further validation for the team that this paint finish is indeed the best around! And since Polywood can endure that much heat and abuse on the road for 7+ years, it’s without a doubt the most durable shutter for your residence in Cincinnati, OH. Get A Quote On Polywood Shutters For Your Cincinnati Home Want to know more about Polywood shutters? Call 513-216-9740 for an in-home design consultation. Our professionals show you all the color options, louver sizes, and frame styles available. We take measurements of your windows to present you as precise a shutter quote as possible. And when we install your Polywood shutters, they will fit your window just right. Our professionals also explain the specifics of the lifetime warranty that comes with Polywood shutters. Call 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!