Las Vegas is a unique climate, where the desert sun and lack of rainfall make for an environment that most people would choose not to live in. Manufacturers of many products will not provide full warranty for their products if they are located in Las Vegas, and the product is used under the extreme exposure of the sun. Car batteries are notoriously warranted for longer periods outside of extreme climates like Las Vegas, and exterior paint will generally fall under the same guidelines that if the product is used under extreme conditions like the Las Vegas heat, that it cannot be expected to perform at the same levels as if it were in other climates. In many cases, plantation shutters are the same and are not fully guaranteed if they are used and installed in Las Vegas. The issue is that plantation shutters in our area are exposed to extreme levels of heat on one side and cooler temperatures of air on the opposing side because of air conditioning inside the rooms. This will cause many types of wood and other materials to warp or crack, resulting in shutter louvers that appear slightly off when seen next to other shutters. This will also allow for light leaks and gaps that make the shutters appear less elegant.
The best shutters to install in a Las Vegas home are made from basswood, which is an extremely hard wood and is generally kiln dried for a lengthy period of time before it is shaped into the specific pieces that are assembled into shutters. This hard wood has the ability to withstand the large levels of heat that build up on the window side of shutters in Las Vegas, and do so without splitting or warping. It is this aspect that dictates the value of the shutters over time, and what will decide if they are ultimately quality or not. At the moment of installation, most shutters will appear very nice, but over time you will see the real differences between a high quality shutter and one that is low quality. Unfortunately, this process happens over time and many people will not be the first people to have installed the shutters into the home, ultimately requiring repair that costs more than if the shutters were made from quality pieces in the first place.
The best shutters in Las Vegas are manufactured by Onyx, specifically for our hot climate. Onyx shutters construction and materials enable a far wider panel to be able to be hung without eventual wearing and aging that compromises the integrity of the frame. Our competitors will only allow a 28 inch wide panel, where Onyx will provide a 40 inch span due to the fact that we are confident in the ability of our products to stand up to the wear and tear they are subjected to. Onyx installations also use higher end techniques like screws instead of nails, which will help the shutters themselves to stay fixed in place as well as strong. The best shutters in Las Vegas are Onyx shutters.