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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Phoenix

January 14, 2020

Custom-made faux wood window treatments may look like an excellent choice, but it’s sometimes tough 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

Traditional sunroom with faux wood shutters in Phoenix.

Plantation shutters feature large louvers that move up and down with a tilt rod. People have used plantation shutters for decades to control sunlight and ventilation. They have been used in almost every design trend, from minimalistic to traditional design styles. Their practical functionality, clean lines, and neutral appearance help you transform your home from an outdated style to one that works better for your current needs.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 home and redo everything else, you won’t have to budget for the additional expense of window treatments.

When debating the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Phoenix, you should definitely chalk up style flexibility as a “pro.”

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 big-box home improvement stores — you’ll likely see that shutters are slightly more expensive. At first glance, you might be inclined to consider that as an immediate con.

However, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive because they offer more value. Our durable faux wood shutters will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to be moisture-, pest-, and fire-resistant, and will never become warped, cracked, or yellowed. As a matter of fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — something you won’t see 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 take it one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you know you’re getting peak energy efficiency.

Pro: Faux Wood Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Warm living room with Polywood shutters in Phoenix.

There’s an excellent reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters are known as one of the most durable types of shutters on the market. Our shutters will 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 just as beautiful and efficient as they were when first installed.

Compare that to blinds or shades, and you start to 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 buying a set of DIY shades from a big-box store is that you can toss it up immediately after you buy it. However, faux wood shutters are usually custom-made and can take 3-6 weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time your shutters 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 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 slight imperfections may stand out. A custom-fitted plantation shutter will be made to the exact dimensions of your window and will fit snugly to the window 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 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. 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 Premium Faux Wood Plantation Shutters 

Now that you’ve evaluated the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, the next step is to call 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. Just call 480-485-7743 to set up your in-home consultation.