Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Phoenix

Greg Arnett

Custom-made faux wood window treatments may look like an excellent choice, but it can be difficult to decide what to do without considering all aspects of the issue. Just what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Phoenix?


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Complement Multiple Design Schemes

Sunroom with faux wood shutters in Phoenix.
Plantation shutters feature large louvers that raise and lower with a tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for decades to control sunlight and ventilation. They have been used in almost every design trend, from minimalistic to traditional designs. Their practical functionality, clean lines, and design neutrality assist you in changing your home from a dated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.


The ability of interior shutters to work with any type of décor is particularly useful when they are constructed from faux wood. Unlike other treatments, like aluminum blinds, that will become discolored and cracked with age, our Polywood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your rooms and change out furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting fixtures, you won’t have to budget for the additional expense of window treatments.

When evaluating the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Phoenix, you should definitely add style flexibility to the “pro” column.


Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost Slightly More Than Aluminum Blinds

When comparing custom-crafted faux wood interior shutters to other window treatments — particularly those from the big name home improvement stores — you’ll likely see that shutters cost a little bit more. At first glance, you might be inclined to count that as an immediate con.


But, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive because they offer more value. The durability of faux wood means that your shutters will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to be moisture-, pest-, and fire-resistant, and will never warp, crack, or yellow. As a matter of fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — something you won’t find on cheaper blinds or shades.

With the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also receive a an energy-efficient layer that is unique to the treatment. Just close the louvers and you’ll stop the heat loss that naturally takes place with your windows. This keeps the temperature more comfortable in your home and stops your thermostat from working overtime. Our shutters even go one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you can be sure to get peak energy efficiency.


Pro: Faux Wood Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Warm living room with Polywood shutters in Phoenix.


Our faux wood Polywood shutters have a reputation as one of the most durable types of shutters on the market for excellent reason. Our shutters are guaranteed to never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and they’re backed by a lifetime warranty. Your faux wood plantation shutters will be just as beautiful and efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to blinds or shades, and you’ll have a new understanding of the craftsmanship of premium faux wood interior shutters. blinds or shades will start to show their age by losing slats or become impossible to clean after a while. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look attractive until you choose to uninstall them.


Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Make Your Faux Wood Shutters

 White shutters in Phoenix bedroom.  
One benefit of purchasing a DIY window treatment from a home improvement store is that you can install it immediately after you buy it. However, Polywood shutters are custom-made, and it can take approximately 3-6 weeks for them to be installed. That may not be convenient if you’re attempting to cover a window for this weekend’s shindig.

But having a window treatment custom-fitted is worth the negligible wait. Unless your house is a new build, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY window treatment won’t line up properly, and those gaps and slight imperfections may stand out. A custom-fitted plantation shutter will be crafted to the exact dimensions and will fit snugly to the window frame, meaning your windows treatments will be the height of style, function, and energy efficiency. Also, the custom-fitted approach is the only way to go for your specialty windows.


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Efficient  

One benefit of plantation shutters is that they help block airflow and prevent the problems with heat loss. This keeps your home comfortable and your energy bills down and makes plantation shutters a wonderful option over blinds and shades. Faux wood window treatments are a step up because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the height of energy efficiency. They add another layer of weather stripping that ensures your louvers lock in tight to stop heat loss. As a result, our Polywood shutters are 70% more efficient than even hardwood plantation shutters and over 1200% more efficient than aluminum blinds. 


Sunburst Is Your Expert Source For Premium Faux Wood Plantation Shutters 

Now that you’ve evaluated the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, contact Sunburst Shutters Phoenix. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you can see for yourself how they will enhance your windows for years to come. Call 480-485-7743 to set up your appointment with us.