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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Houston

January 14, 2020

Custom-fitted faux wood window treatments may look like a good option, but it can be tough to make a decision without evaluating the issue from every angle. So, what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Houston?

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

Airy sunroom with plantation shutters in Houston.

Plantation shutters feature louvers that raise and lower with either a hidden or center tilt rod. People have used interior shutters for years to help regulate sunlight and ventilation. Shutters have been used in almost every design trend, from minimalistic to traditional designs. Their practical functionality, simple lines, and neutral appearance help you transform your house from a dated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.

The capability of plantation shutters to work with any design scheme is particularly useful when they are constructed from faux wood. Unlike other treatments, like 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 redo everything else, you won’t have to budget for the extra expense of window treatments.

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

Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost More Than Other Window Treatments

When comparing custom-made faux wood shutters to other window treatments — especially those from the big name home improvement stores — you’ll likely see that plantation shutters cost a little bit more. At the outset, you could view that as an automatic con.

But you should know that quality faux wood plantation 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 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.

Along with the cost of our Polywood shutters, you also get a an energy-efficient layer that is characteristic of them. Just close the louvers and you’ll stop the heat loss that naturally happens with your glass windows. This keeps the temperature more comfortable in your home and helps your thermostat keep up with the weather. Our shutters even offer an added layer of weather stripping, so you be confident you’re getting peak energy efficiency.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Comfortable living room with our Polywood shutters in Houston.

There’s a reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters have been called one of the most durable interior shutters on the market. We guarantee that our shutters will never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and stand behind them with a lifetime warranty. Your Polywood shutters will be as beautiful and efficient as they were when first installed.

Compare that to blinds or shades, and you’ll have a new understanding of the workmanship of premium faux wood interior shutters. blinds or shades will start to show their age by losing slats or become dingy and discolored after a few years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look beautiful until you choose to take them down.

Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Make Your Plantation Shutters  
White shutters in Houston bedroom.

One of the benefits of getting a DIY window treatment from a big-box store is that you can install it right after you buy it. However, faux wood plantation shutters are custom-made, and it can take 3-6 weeks for them to be installed. That wait may not work if you’re attempting to cover a window for Saturday’s get-together.

But having your shutters custom-crafted is worth the 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 perfectly, and gaps may be evident. On the other hand,a custom-fitted shutter will be made to the exact dimensions and will fit right up against the window frame, meaning your windows treatments will be the height of style, function, and energy efficiency. Also, the custom-made approach is the only way to go for your specialty windows.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Energy Efficient  

One benefit of interior shutters is that they help block airflow and prevent 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 an even better choice because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the pinnacle of energy efficiency. They add another layer of weather stripping that makes sure 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 Preferred Source For Premium Faux Wood Plantation Shutters 

Now that you know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, give Sunburst Shutters Houston a call. We’ll bring you samples of our popular Polywood faux wood plantation shutters, and you can see how they will enhance your windows for years to come. Call 713-853-9629 to set up your appointment with us.