You may have been looking for new window coverings, but what do you choose? If you are looking for a durable, modern, and cost efficient shutter, Polycore is right for you. There are often many questions surrounding Polycore Shutters. Such as:
- What are they?
- Who makes them?
- How are they made?
- How do they compare to other types of Shutters?
- What sizes, colors, and uses do they have?
- How much do they cost?
- How cost efficient are they?
- Should I get them if I have pets or toddlers?
- Will they fit my style of home?
All of these questions will be answered below.
The Main Features of Polycore Shutters
Do you just need a quick explanation of what Polycore Shutters are? Well, they are a type of shutter that covers your windows from the inside of your house, they are operated by sliding a rod to open and close the shutters. Sunland Shutters created Polycore Shutters; their patented design makes them more durable and cost efficient than any other shutter on the market. What makes them so durable is the aluminum bar through the center of the individual shutters, most shutters are made out of synthetic material. The paint used on them is a water-based paint that is baked onto the shutters, which makes them scratch resistant and water resistant. Making them ideal for bathroom and kitchens. They have the appeal of wood shutters and are as reliable as synthetic shutters, making them a popular choice. Although the customization options will set you apart from your neighbors.
Who Makes Polycore Shutters?
Sunland Shutters are the creators of Polycore Shutters. They take great care and consideration into their products. Sunland says that they are the only shutters that can allow for individual panel widths of 36 inches, giving them a very unique look. Sunland recommends shutters to people who want to increase the style of their home and the value of it. Vineyard Blind & Shutter proudly offers Polycore Shutters.
How Do They Make Polycore Shutters?
Polycore Shutters are made very meticulously. Aluminum is not only in the shutters but in the frame as well, making them more durable than any other shutter. The materials that go into the shutters are also top of the line; made with PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and aluminum. Polycore also uses a baked on waterborne finish, to really up the durability. All of these combine into a product that is water resistant, fire rated, dent resistant, and scratch resistant. Through the time that you have them, they will not; warp, split or crack.
Should I Get Polycore or Wood Shutters?
It’s not an argument that Wood Shutters are very beautiful and will fit perfectly into a rustic themed home, but they do have their downsides. The main one is their susceptibility to expansion. Wood will increase in size if exposed to too much moisture, making them not the best choice for bathrooms, kitchens, or any other place where they might have constant contact with moisture. Since Polycore Shutters are made out of synthetic materials, this won’t happen. Although Wood Shutters do have the added benefit of different colors, rather than white or off white. Wood Shutters do not have the aluminum on the inside, thus limiting their durability.
Should I Get Polycore or Vinyl Shutters?
Vinyl shutters are a good shutter for people on a lower budget. They are hollow, unlike the Polycore Shutters. Since they are cheaper, they don’t have the same feel as the Polycore Shutters. They have less durability, more noise when opening and closing, and don’t increase the value of your home as much as Polycore Shutters. So why not spend a little bit more money on a better Shutter and increase the value of your home? Vinyl Shutters are also not as scratch resistant, nor fire retardant.
All of the Colors, Sizes, and Uses of Polycore Shutters
With the durability that comes with Polycore Shutters also comes versatility. Although Polycore Shutters only come in 5 different shades of white, these colors will fit in with almost any home. The sizes and shapes that these shutters come in will fit any window you may have. These shapes include; Sunburst, Rake, Circle, Eyebrow, Arch, Octagon, and French Door. Doors? You may be asking. Well, Polycore Shutters can also cover doors, both swing doors and sliding glass doors. Adding shades to your door can give you both uniformity and privacy that you may have been missing before.
What About the Price?
Well, since Polycore Shutters are the most durable and versatile shutter on the market, they will come with a higher price point compared to Wood and Vinyl Shutters. Although, that cost can be justified if you plan on selling your home, or just want the best product out there. As mentioned, they have the benefits of being water resistant, fire rated, and scratch/ dent resistant. Other shutters on the market cannot compare. Another added benefit is that their insulating will eventually pay them off. Keeping them closed during the summer will keep your house cooler. Since the Polycore Shutters are not hollow, they trap the hot air in between the window and the shutters, cutting down on your A.C. bill. During the winter months, keeping them open will heat up your home. Since they have a lot of visibility, they will let the sun pass into the house, cutting down on your heating bill. So, in a way, they could pay themselves off.
What If I Have Pets? Or Small Children?
Many pets love to look out the window, especially cats, and often times a window covering can get in the way of their amusement. Traditional blinds can get torn up, or the cords can get played with and ripped off. At times they can be a choking hazard to small children. Since Polycore Shutters don’t use a cord, those can’t be hazardous or ripped off. Pets will sometimes destroy traditional blinds, but with Polycore’s durability, they can’t do that as easily and will give up. The added visibility will also prevent your pets from destroying them in the first place. The scratch resistance is an added bonus for the more curious furry friends.
Will Polycore Shutters Fit In With My Home?
Polycore shutters definitely have a more modern look, but with all of the colors and trim variations, there will definitely be a look for your home. Although if you have a very rustic looking home, Wood Shutters tend to look a bit better.
Why Not Try Polycore Shutters?
Polycore Shutters are no doubt the best Shutter on the market, so why not call Vineyard Blind & Shutter and give them a try?