Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In San Diego

Tyson Williams

Custom-crafted faux wood shutters may appear like an excellent choice, but it can be tough to make a change without considering 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

Sunroom with plantation shutters in San Diego.
Plantation shutters feature large louvers that move up and down, usually by a center tilt rod. People have used plantation shutters for decades to control sun glare 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 help you transform 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 the big name home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that custom-fitted shutters cost a little bit more. Right off the bat, you might 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 faux wood plantation shutters are so durable they 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 receive 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 occurs 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 plantation 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. 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 start to have a new understanding of the craftsmanship of premium faux wood shutters. other window treatments will start to lose slats or become difficult to clean after a few years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look beautiful until you choose to uninstall them.


Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Craft Your Shutters

 Plantation shutters in San Diego bedroom.  
One benefit of purchasing a set of DIY blinds from a home improvement store is that you can install it immediately after you buy it. However, Polywood shutters are custom-fitted, and it can take several weeks weeks for them to be 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 short wait. Unless your house is newly built, 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 of your window and will fit perfectly in frame, meaning you won’t lose anything in style, functionality or energy efficiency. Also, the custom-fitted approach is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.


Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Energy Efficient  

One advantage 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 a step up because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

At the height of energy efficiency are our Polywood shutters. 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 for yourself 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.