Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Raleigh

Blake Jarman

Custom-made faux wood window treatments may seem like a good option, but it can be difficult to make a change without evaluating all aspects of the issue. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Raleigh?


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Well With Multiple Design Styles

Airy sunroom with plantation shutters in Raleigh.
Plantation shutters feature louvers that raise and lower with a tilt rod. People have used interior shutters for years to control sun glare and airflow. They have been used in almost every design trend, from modern to traditional design styles. Their functionality, streamlined look, and design neutrality will change your house from a dated style to one that works better for your current needs.


The capability of plantation shutters to conform to any design style is particularly useful when they are crafted from faux wood. Unlike aluminum blinds that will yellow and crack as they age, faux wood shutters are guaranteed to last a lifetime. So when you update your rooms and change out everything else, you won’t have to add in the additional cost of new window treatments.

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


Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost More Than Aluminum Blinds

When comparing custom-crafted faux wood plantation shutters to other window treatments — especially those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that plantation shutters are slightly more expensive. At first glance, you might consider that as an automatic con.


But you should know that quality faux wood interior shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive 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 become warped, cracked, or yellowed. In fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — something you won’t see on cheaper window treatments.

Along with the cost of our Polywood shutters, you also get a layer of energy efficiency that is characteristic of them. Just close the shutter louvers and you’ll stop the heat loss that naturally occurs 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 be confident you’re getting the highest degree of energy efficiency.


Pro: Faux Wood Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Warm living room with our Polywood shutters in Raleigh.


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 have any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation, and they’re backed by a lifetime warranty. Your Polywood shutters will be as beautiful 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 plantation shutters. Other treatments will start to show their age by losing slats or become dingy and discolored after a few years. But Polywood shutters will always look attractive until you choose to uninstall them.


Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Make Your Shutters

 Interior shutters in Raleigh bedroom.  
One of the benefits of purchasing a set of DIY shades from a big-box store is that you can put it up right after you buy it. However, Polywood shutters are usually custom-made and can be several weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time your shutters are installed. That timeframe may not be convenient if you’re attempting to just cover a window before your mother-in-law visits this Saturday.

But having your shutters custom-fitted is worth the negligible wait. Unless your house is a new build, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY blind or shade won’t line up properly, and gaps may be evident. But,a custom-crafted plantation shutter will be crafted to the exact dimensions of your window and will fit perfectly in the window frame, meaning your window treatments will be elegant, functional, and energy efficient. Also, the custom-made route is the only way to go for your specialty windows.


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Energy Efficient  

One advantage of interior shutters is that they help stop airflow and prevent heat loss. This helps to keep your home comfortable and your energy bills low and makes plantation shutters a wonderful option over other window treatments. Faux wood plantation shutters are an even better choice because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the height of energy efficiency. They add an additional layer of weather stripping that ensures your louvers close tightly to stop unwanted 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 Preferred Source For Quality Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you’ve considered the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, give Sunburst Shutters Raleigh a call. We’ll bring you samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you ’ll immediately see how they will enhance your windows for years to come. Just call 919-887-9198 to set up your in-home consultation with us.