Wood Shutters or Poly Shutters? Real wood shutters aren't necessarily better than poly shutters - and certainly not cheap wood shutters. Real wood shutters are subject to Mother Nature's ability to grow perfect trees - which just doesn't happen. Wouldn't you prefer to own a poly shutter engineered to overcome life's imperfections and Arizona's heat? Oh, and poly shutters are environmentally friendly and backed by a lifetime warranty. What more could you ask for?
Up to 70% of a basswood tree is discarded when making a basswood shutter. When a basswood tree is cut from a forest, it takes 100 years for another basswood tree to grow in its place. Poly shutters are made from fast-growth farmed trees. This timber is grown to make our poly shutters, and an amazing 80-90% of the tree is used to create our shutters. Better yet, the growth cycle for these trees is only 8 years. The trees used for our poly shutters are ground to pulp, then artificial "sap" is added to create a flat, uniform board - with no knots to extract, no cut-out waste.
All poly shutters are made with a solid composite wood core, giving louvers and panels a hearty, substantial feel that is much more like natural wood shutters than hollow vinyl shutters. UV inhibitors protect our poly shutters against color fading and yellowing, and our patented polypropylene coating resists staining to ensure long-term performance in a variety of environments – withstanding temperatures up to 200˙F. And with no VOC's (volatile organic chemical compounds) entering the atmosphere, poly shutters are the eco-friendly choice. You'll be happy to know that this coating also makes clean up a snap.
Poly shutters are engineered to resist twisting, bowing and cupping. Our hidden, recessed magnets not only look better, they perform. Our panels close tightly and securely for a streamlined appearance.One of the most bothersome experiences of shutter ownership in Phoenix Arizona is staple failure. Our poly shutters stainless steel staple resists corrosion and changes due to heat in Phoenix. They are also longer than the industry standard and affixed with friction actuated glue. If that weren't enough, we also use brads to reinforce the top and bottom rail of our poly shutters. The difference truly is in the details.
Shutters can be a costly, but worthwhile investment, adding enjoyment and value to your Phoenix Arizona home. That's why we stand behind our shutters. Our shutters are versatile and can be coordinated with other window blinds such as wood blinds or faux wood blinds. Our poly shutters offer a color-fast, lifetime warranty, which is not the case with other shutters. We warrant against defects in materials or workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the product. If you purchase a cheap shutter to save money, you are getting what you paid for. Instead, invest in the very best poly shutter in the market for years of trouble-free use. Rapid Blinds has set the standard.
*Some materials, assembly and warranties may vary by product selected.