Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Boise

Spencer Madsen

Custom-crafted faux wood shutters may look like a good option, but it’s sometimes tough to make a change without considering 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 Types of Decor

Traditional sunroom with plantation shutters in Boise.
Plantation shutters feature large louvers that move up and down with a tilt rod. People have used plantation shutters for decades to help regulate sunlight and ventilation. They have been incorporated into almost every type of design, from minimalistic to traditional styles. Their functionality, simple lines, and design neutrality assist you in changing the look of your home from a dated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.


The ability of plantation shutters to conform to any design style is particularly useful when they’re crafted from faux wood. Unlike other treatments, like aluminum blinds, that will yellow and crack as they 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 evaluating 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 big-box home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that custom-fitted shutters are a little bit more expensive. At the outset, you could consider that as an automatic con.


However, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more because they offer more value. Our faux wood 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. As a matter of fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — something you won’t get on cheaper blinds or shades.

Along 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 prevent the heat loss that naturally takes place with your glass windows. This keeps your rooms feeling more comfortable 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.


Our faux wood Polywood shutters have a reputation as one of the most durable shutters on the market for excellent reason. Our shutters will never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and they’re backed by a lifetime warranty. We ensure your faux wood plantation shutters will be as attractive and efficient as they were when first installed.

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


Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Make Your Shutters

 Plantation shutters in Boise bedroom.  
One of the benefits of getting a set of DIY shades from a home improvement store is that you can put it up right after you buy it. However, faux wood plantation shutters are usually custom-made and can be several weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time they are installed. That wait may not work if you’re trying to just slap something up to cover your naked windows.

But having your shutters custom-made is worth the short wait. Unless your house is new, 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 snugly to the window frame, meaning you won’t lose anything in style, functionality or energy efficiency. Also, the custom-made approach is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Energy Efficient  

One advantage 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 even better because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the peak of energy efficiency. They add an additional layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers lock in tight to prevent 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 Plantation Shutters 

Now that you’ve evaluated the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, contact Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood faux wood plantation shutters, and you ’ll immediately see how they will enhance your windows for decades to come. Give us a call at 208-609-9129 to set up your in-home consultation with us.