If you have just moved into a new house in Las Vegas, or have been saving your money for a while in order to get plantation shutters installed, you are probably considering a few different places and comparing prices. Most of the companies that will come to your house and do a measurement are going to have products that look a lot the same, usually consisting of a white product or a stained brown product. There may be slight variations in the molding that you can get installed as the frame of the shutters, and some companies may have some products that are available for different shapes of custom windows. For most people, the choice is going to come down to price, but what you absolutely must consider is that even though the products may look the same, they may be very different in terms of quality. The materials that the shutters are made from is critical in Las Vegas with regards to how long your shutters will last before they need to be replaced, due to some specific characteristics of Las Vegas itself. The heat in Las Vegas is going to continually beat on the shutters every day, and extreme temperatures will cause spitting and warping of the louvers over time if they are constructed using cheap materials and woods. Plastic and poly compounds do not hold up very well to extreme sun exposure every day, and are generally the types of shutters that will split and warp over time. This warping will make it so that they do not close tight, or have cracks that let light show through. Additionally, there are ways to make the installations go faster and offer the products cheaper as well, ultimately working against the owner. If an installer uses a nail gun and nails instead of screws, he can make an installation job that might take 3 hours be completed in only one. This lets him do more installs per day and thus offer them at a cheaper price. However shutters hung with nails instead of screws tend to come loose over time and will result in light gaps forming, which will look sloppy and cheap after only a few years. Just the expansion and contraction of the sun and heat on the woods will cause this loosening, even in shutters that you never adjust or close. For these reasons, many times home owners will find that the cheap and more affordable shutters that they purchase actually cost more in the long run because they need to be replaced.
Onyx Shutters are created using the highest quality basswood, and are built taking extra steps that will ensure that they stay perfect for as long as you own them. Onyx Vegas installers take the extra time to use screws on all installations, and to tighten frames with screws as well so they do not loosen over time. These extra steps will make it so that we might not be the absolute cheapest in town but we provide the highest quality products for the lowest prices. We feel that “affordable” doesn’t mean cheap, but instead means that you get a great quality product installed at a great price.