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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Raleigh

January 14, 2020

Custom-made faux wood window treatments may seem appealing, but it’s sometimes tough to make a decision without evaluating all sides of the issue. So, what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Raleigh?

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Beautifully In Multiple Design Styles

Airy sunroom with plantation shutters in Raleigh.

Plantation shutters feature louvers that move up and down with a tilt rod. People have used interior shutters for decades to control sun glare and airflow. They have been used in almost every design trend, from modern to traditional designs. Their practicality, streamlined look, and neutral appearance will change your home from a dated style to one that works better for your current needs.

The capability of shutters to complement any design style is particularly useful when they are crafted from faux wood. Unlike aluminum blinds that will become discolored and cracked with age, faux wood shutters are guaranteed to last a lifetime. So when you update your home and change out everything else, you won’t have to add in the extra expense of new window treatments.

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

Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Slightly More Expensive Than Aluminum Blinds

When comparing custom-crafted faux wood plantation shutters to other window treatments — especially those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll probably see that plantation shutters cost a little bit more. At the outset, you could 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 faux wood plantation shutters are so durable they 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 find on cheaper window treatments.

Along with the cost of faux wood plantation 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 helps your thermostat keep up with the weather. Our Polywood 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.

Our faux wood Polywood shutters have a reputation as one of the most durable interior shutters on the market for good reason. We guarantee that our shutters will never have any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation, and back that up with a lifetime warranty. Your Polywood shutters will be as beautiful and efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to blinds or shades, 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 Plantation Shutters  
White shutters in Raleigh bedroom.

One benefit of buying a set of DIY shades from a home improvement store is that you can put it up right after you buy it. faux wood shutters, however, are usually custom-made and can take approximately 3-6 weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time they are installed. That timeframe may not be convenient if you’re attempting to cover a window for this weekend’s dinner party.

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. On the other hand,a custom-made plantation shutter will be made to the exact dimensions and will fit perfectly in the window frame, meaning your window treatments will be elegant, functional, and energy efficient. Also, the custom-crafted approach is the only way to go for your specialty windows.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Energy Efficient  

One of the benefits 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. 

At the height of energy efficiency are our Polywood shutters. They add an additional layer of weather stripping that ensures your louvers close tightly to stop unwanted heat loss. The result is a window treatment that’s 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and over 1200% more efficient than aluminum blinds. 

Sunburst Is Your 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.