Custom shutters in a living room

Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Orlando

January 14, 2020

Custom-fitted faux wood window treatments may look like an excellent choice, but it can be tough to make a decision without looking at the issue from every angle. Just what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Orlando?

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

Traditional sunroom with plantation shutters in Orlando.

Plantation shutters feature louvers that move up and down with a tilt rod. People have used plantation shutters for ages to help control light and airflow. Shutters have been incorporated into almost every type of design, from minimalistic to traditional styles. Their practical functionality, streamlined look, and design neutrality help you transform your home from a dated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.

The capability of shutters to complement any design scheme is particularly evident when they are crafted from faux wood. Unlike other treatments, like aluminum blinds, that will become discolored and cracked with age, our Polywood shutters are guaranteed to 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 cost of window treatments.

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

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

When comparing custom-fitted faux wood shutters to blinds and shades — particularly those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll likely see that custom-fitted shutters are slightly more expensive. At the outset, you might be inclined to consider that as an automatic con.

But you should know that quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive because they offer more value. 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 be warped or discolored. As a matter of fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — a guarantee you won’t find on cheaper window treatments.

With the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also purchase a an energy-efficient layer that is characteristic of the treatment. 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 stops your thermostat from working overtime. Our Polywood shutters take it one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you know you’re getting maximum energy efficiency.

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

Warm living room with our Polywood shutters in Orlando.

Our faux wood Polywood shutters are known as one of the most durable interior shutters on the market for good reason. Our shutters are guaranteed to never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and they’re backed by a lifetime warranty. Your faux wood plantation shutters will be just as beautiful and efficient as they were when first installed on your windows.

Compare that to blinds or shades, and you’ll discover a new understanding of the workmanship of premium faux wood interior shutters. other window treatments will start to show their age by losing slats or become dingy and discolored after a while. But Polywood shutters will always look beautiful until you decide to uninstall them.

Con: It Can Take 3-6 Weeks To Custom-Make Your Plantation Shutters  
White shutters in Orlando bedroom.

One benefit of getting a DIY window treatment from a big-box store is that you can install it the same day you buy it. However, Polywood shutters are usually custom-crafted and can take 3-6 weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time your shutters are installed. That may not work if you’re trying to just cover a window before your mother-in-law visits this Saturday.

But having your shutters custom-fitted is worth the short wait. Unless your house is newly built, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY window treatment won’t line up perfectly, and gaps may stand out. On the other hand,a custom-fitted plantation shutter will be made to the your window’s exact measurements and will fit perfectly in the window frame, meaning your window treatments will be elegant, functional, and energy efficient. Also, the custom-fitted method is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.

Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Efficient  

One benefit of interior shutters is that they help stop airflow and mitigate the problems with heat loss. This helps to keep your home comfortable and your utility bills down and sets plantation shutters apart from blinds and shades. Faux wood window treatments are even better 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 lock in tight to prevent 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 know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, the next step is to contact Sunburst Shutters Orlando. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you can see how they will improve your windows for years to come. Give us a call at to set up your appointment with us.

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