Custom shutters in a living room

Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In San Diego

January 14, 2020

Custom-fitted faux wood plantation shutters may appear like an excellent choice, but it can be tough to make a change without looking at all aspects of the issue. Just what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in San Diego?

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Complement Multiple Design Schemes

Traditional sunroom with interior shutters in San Diego.

Plantation shutters feature large louvers that raise and lower, usually by a center tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for years to control light and airflow. Shutters have been used in almost every type of design, from ultra-spartan minimalism to eclectic design styles. Their functionality, simple lines, and neutral design assist you in changing the look of your home from a dated style to one that is more current.

The ability of interior shutters to complement any type of décor is particularly useful when they’re made from faux wood. Unlike treatments such as aluminum blinds that will show their age through yellowing and cracking, faux wood shutters are guaranteed to last a lifetime. So when you update your house and change out furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting fixtures, you won’t have to budget for the extra expense of window treatments.

When considering the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in San Diego, you should definitely put style flexibility as a firm “pro.”

Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost Slightly More Than Other Window Treatments

When comparing custom-crafted faux wood shutters to blinds and shades — particularly those from big-box home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that shutters cost a little bit more. Right off the bat, you could view that as an automatic con.

But, quality faux wood interior shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more because you get so much more out of them. Our durable faux wood plantation shutters will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to resist moisture, pests, and fire, and will never be warped or discolored. As a matter of fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — a guarantee you won’t see on cheaper blinds or shades.

Along with the cost of our plantation shutters, you also get a an energy-efficient layer that is characteristic of the treatment. Just close the shutter louvers and you’ll stop the heat loss that naturally happens with your glass windows. This keeps the temperature more comfortable in your home and may even help lower your utility bills. Our shutters even offer an added layer of weather stripping, so you be confident you’re getting maximum energy efficiency.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Cozy living room with our Polywood shutters in San Diego.

There’s a good reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters are known as one of the most durable types of shutters on the market. Our shutters are guaranteed to never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and we back that up with a lifetime warranty. We ensure your faux wood plantation shutters will be as attractive and efficient as they were when first installed.

Compare that to other window treatments, and you’ll have a new understanding of the craftsmanship of premium faux wood plantation shutters. Other treatments will start to lose slats or become impossible to clean after a few years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look wonderful until you choose to uninstall them.

Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Custom-Make Your Plantation Shutters  
Plantation shutters in San Diego bedroom.

One of the benefits of buying a set of DIY blinds from a home improvement store is that you can install it immediately after you buy it. However, faux wood plantation shutters are usually custom-made and can be several weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time they are installed. That wait may not be convenient if you’re attempting to just cover a window before your mother-in-law visits this Saturday.

But having a window treatment custom-fitted is worth the wait. Unless your house is new, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY treatment won’t fit properly, and gaps may stand out. A custom-fitted plantation shutter will be crafted to the exact dimensions and will fit perfectly in frame, meaning you won’t lose anything in style, functionality or energy efficiency. Also, the custom-fitted route is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.

Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Energy Efficient  

One of the benefits of plantation shutters is that they help block airflow and mitigate the problems with heat loss. This keeps your home comfortable and your energy bills low and sets plantation shutters apart from blinds and shades. Faux wood shutters are even better because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the peak of energy efficiency. They add another layer of weather stripping that ensures your louvers close tightly to block heat loss. Consequently, our Polywood plantation shutters are 70% more efficient than hardwood plantation shutters and over 1200% more efficient than aluminum blinds. 

Sunburst Is Your Expert Source For Quality Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, reach out to Sunburst Shutters San Diego. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood plantation shutters, and you can see how they will improve your windows for years to come. Give us a call at 760-405-8887 to set up your in-home consultation with us.

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