3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are A Better Choice Than Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In New York City, NY12/15/2015Matt Thelander Wherever you look in New York City, there are plenty of plantation shutters choices. And when you want to know which non-wood shutter is best for you, some differences may be tough to recognize. You can easily make the wrong choice and end up purchasing low quality shutters. Are solid polymer shutters, like our best-selling Polywood® shutters, a better value than MDF (multi-density fiberboard) or hollow vinyl shutters? Here are three ways Polywood shutters are preferred over composite shutters in New York City, NY so you can choose. 1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Durability Polywood shutters are made from high quality solid polymer that leads to the most color-retention, durability, and rigidity than any other shutter available. This way, the shutter louvers won't be damaged over time. On the other hand, composite shutters are constructed from a pressed-board core, enveloped in poly-vinyl. The vinyl wrapping the pressed board is prone to peeling from the core substance quickly. And this peeling is expedited in humid, wet, and hot environments. Non-wood shutters are also available as hollow vinyl shutters. But they deteriorate the fastest due to the material. Both kinds of non-wood shutters are susceptible to deterioration and warping when you consider all the environmental conditions in New York City. Polywood is crafted with UV inhibitors that deflect heat. And since heat is the main problem in chipping the shutter louvers, Polywood is absolutely the most durable plantation shutter you can find. 2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness Polywood shutters colors include three superior white paints. These paint finishes are baked on each piece at hot temperatures that exceed any temperatures New York City could experience. This patented finishing process includes UV inhibitors and ensures the color will never fade. Other types of non-wood shutters come with low quality paint finish. And some composite shutters won’t even have any paint finish at all. In a lot of cases, the vinyl layer is the final color. Although it looks good when installed, this finish fades over time. And some hollow vinyls are painted. But since the material conducts heat, this negatively affects the finish as time goes by. 3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency Third party testing shows that Polywood shutters lead to reduction of heat transfer by up to 45% and block up to 30° of temperature. With that, Polywood insulates up to 70% better than a similar solid wood shutter. These insulating properties are due to the solid polymer material Polywood shutters are made from. Yet what makes Polywood stand out even more from composite shutters is the weatherstripping on louvers and panels. Just interlock the weatherstripping when closing the panels. This gives you an airtight seal 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 fastened to the sides of their trucks as part of the graphics. They were parked outside and withstood the natural elements Nevada is famous for. That’s intense heat for more than five months a year! Those shutters had been attached to our vehicles for more than 7 years at that point. Our team conducted a test to see how effective Polywood is in retaining the original paint color. The team dusted off the Polywood shutter that was on the truck. And we held up a new Polywood shutter next it for comparison. The color hadn’t changed one bit. We didn’t see any discoloration or fading. It was further validation for the team that this paint finish is the best in the market! And since Polywood can endure so much heat damage on the road for more than 7 years, it’s hands-down the strongest shutter for your residence in New York City, NY. Contact Us For An Estimate On Polywood Shutters For Your New York City Home Interested in learning more about Polywood shutters? Call 631-246-3930 for an in-home design consultation. Our professionals bring shutter samples to your home, including the frame styles, color options, and louver sizes available. We take measurements of your windows to present you the most accurate shutter quote. And once we’ve installed your shutters, they’ll fit your window perfectly. Our experts also discuss with you the fine points of the lifetime warranty that comes with these shutters. Call 631-246-3930 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!