Polywood is a 100 percent plastic material designed to mimic the look of wood and is used for making indoor and outdoor furniture. It is also used for making wood-look shutters. It is a material made in the USA, recyclable, and environmentally friendly. You may also hear it referred to as plastic lumber, though it has no wood in it at all. Polywood shutters are considered top of the line in plantation style shutters in the nation. The following will cover some things you should know about these shutters.
Appearance – If you are looking to add curb appeal and value to your home, these shutters can do that. They are made to be as appealing as real wood shutters. The biggest difference is that they do not require the maintenance and cleaning of real wood.
Maintenance and cleaning – Polywood shutters are easy to clean and keep clean. You can give them a quick dusting or wiping when you are doing your regular house chores.
Efficiency – They are known to be up to 70 percent more efficient and insulating over traditional wood shutters. Saving energy and money on energy bills is important to most homeowners today.
Durable – Unlike real wood, they will not warp, crack, split, or chip over time. They are as solid as they are beautiful. The process used to color these shutters prevents discoloration and fading.
Moisture, insect, and fire resistant – Polywood is moisture resistant, fire resistant, and termites do not like it. This means you can feel free to install them over your kitchen window, or in any room that can become damp.
Fitted – Weather stripping seals are used on Polywood shutters to block airflow, but also to block out excess light that often bleeds between the panels of conventional shutters. This allows for a tight seal that provides a secure barrier.
If you are in the market for window dressings, Polywood plantation style shutters come in three colors and in smooth or wood grain finishes. You can also choose the frame style that suits your preferences and discuss the sizes and shapes of these shutters. You can even choose from three different louver sizes. Irvine Polywood Shutters are available at Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions.