Custom shutters in a living room

Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Boise

January 14, 2020

Custom-crafted faux wood plantation shutters may look like a good option, but it can be difficult to make a change without looking at all sides of the issue. Just what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Boise?

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Beautifully In Many Design Schemes

Sunroom with interior shutters in Boise.

Plantation shutters feature large louvers that raise and lower with a tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for decades to help regulate sunlight and ventilation. They have been incorporated into almost every type of design, from ultra-spartan minimalism to traditional styles. Their practicality, simple lines, and neutral appearance help you transform the look of your home from a dated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.

The ability of shutters to complement any design style is particularly useful when they’re made from faux wood. Unlike other treatments, like aluminum blinds, that will become discolored and cracked with age, faux wood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your home and revamp furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting fixtures, you won’t have to worry about the additional expense of window treatments.

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

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

When comparing custom-fitted faux wood interior shutters to blinds and shades — especially those from the big name home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that custom-fitted shutters are a little bit more expensive. At first glance, you might count that as an automatic con.

But, quality plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more because they offer more value. Our durable faux wood plantation shutters will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to resist moisture, pests, and fire, and will never warp, crack, or yellow. As a matter of fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — something you won’t get on cheaper blinds or shades.

With the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also purchase a layer of energy efficiency that is characteristic of them. Just close the louvers and you’ll block the heat loss that naturally takes place with your glass windows. This maintains a constant temperature in your home and may even help lower your utility bills. Our plantation shutters even offer an added layer of weather stripping, so you can be sure to get peak energy efficiency.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Guaranteed To Last A Lifetime

Warm living room with Polywood shutters in Boise.

There’s a reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters have a reputation as one of the most durable types of shutters on the market. We guarantee that our shutters will never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and back that up with a lifetime warranty. We ensure your faux wood plantation shutters will be as attractive and efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to other window treatments, and you start to have a new appreciation of the craftsmanship of quality faux wood plantation shutters. other window treatments will start to lose slats or become impossible to clean after a few years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look wonderful until you choose to take them down.

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

One benefit of getting a set of DIY shades from a home improvement store is that you can put it up the same day you buy it. However, faux wood plantation shutters are custom-crafted, and it can take 3-6 weeks for them to be installed. That may not work if you’re trying to just slap something up to cover your naked windows.

But having your shutters custom-crafted is worth the short wait. Unless your house is newly built, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY blind or shade won’t line up perfectly, and slight imperfections may be evident. A custom-fitted shutter will be crafted to the exact dimensions of your window 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-crafted route is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Energy Efficient  

One of the benefits of interior shutters is that they help block airflow and mitigate heat loss. This helps to keep your home’s temperature constant and your utility bills down and sets plantation shutters apart from blinds and shades. Faux wood shutters are a step up 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 makes sure your louvers lock in tight to prevent unwanted 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 Quality 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 & Window Fashions. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood plantation shutters, and you ’ll immediately see how they will enhance your windows for decades to come. Give us a call at to set up your in-home consultation with us.

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