There are cheap shutters available from some companies in Las Vegas, and while they may be able to be purchased for low prices they are actually not a good bargain. This is because of the materials they are made from, and not being appropriately suited for our desert climate. We see plantation shutters as the perfect solution for keeping the heat out of our homes in the desert, being able to close them off to a nearly solid barrier against the sun when necessary and open them when we want to. Window coverings like shades and blinds can not accomplish this task the same way that shutters can, and as a result we will find that the installation of plantation shutters will many times pay for itself in savings over the years. Your air conditioner is constantly working in Las Vegas to keep out the hot air, the same way that insulation keeps the rooms from leaking cold air out. Your windows are potentially the biggest source of hot air coming into your rooms, which can ultimately raise the ambient temperature in your room by more than ten degrees. This makes your air conditioner work harder than it needs to in order to keep the room comfortable and within the range of temperature that you set. When you let a window leak hot air into your room without blocking it out, each month you are paying more for your electricity than you need to. Over time this can literally pay for the installation of shutters with the savings on electrical bills.
One of the problems with shutters in Las Vegas is that they can warp or split if they are made from lesser quality materials. If a shutter is made completely of a poly or plastic material, you will find that the extreme heat buildup over time will cause the materials to warp and not allow the louvers to close completely. If a shutter is made of an inferior and cheap wood, then you will find that the heat may make it split over time. Neither of these damages can be effectively repaired without completely replacing the unit, which will ultimately cost you far more than if you simply invested in the better wood product to begin with. We sell quality basswood shutters that will be able to withstand the Las Vegas heat summer after summer without ever warping or splitting.
Do not fall for the sales pitches of people who deal in the inferior shutters. While they may be cheaper to manufacture they are not able to withstand our heat over time and will always need to be replaced in far less time than a better quality product. You are not actually saving anything if you plan on staying in your home more than about five years, because a good quality shutter will never change shape and will always look like it is brand new. Inferior shutters cannot handle the stress of the heat, and will have a far shorter life span.