Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Orlando

Todd Hansen

Custom-crafted faux wood window treatments may look like an excellent choice, but it can be tough to make a change without considering 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

Sunroom with interior shutters in Orlando.
Plantation shutters feature louvers that move up and down, usually by a center tilt rod. People have used plantation shutters for ages to help control sun glare and airflow. Shutters have been incorporated into almost every type of design, from ultra-spartan minimalism to traditional styles. Their practical functionality, streamlined look, and design neutrality assist you in changing your house from an outdated style to one that works better for your current needs.


The capability of plantation shutters to complement any type of décor is particularly evident when they are made from faux wood. Unlike other treatments, like aluminum blinds, that will yellow and crack as they 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 put flexibility as a firm “pro.”


Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost More Than Aluminum Blinds

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


But you should know that quality plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive because they offer more value. The durability of faux wood means that your shutters 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 our Polywood shutters, you also purchase a an energy-efficient layer that is characteristic of the treatment. 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 helps your thermostat keep up with the weather. Our Polywood shutters even go one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you know you’re getting the highest degree of 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. We ensure your faux wood plantation shutters will be as beautiful and efficient as they were when first installed on your windows.

Compare that to other window treatments, and you’ll discover a new understanding of the workmanship of premium faux wood interior shutters. Other 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 Shutters

 Interior shutters in Orlando bedroom.  
One of the benefits of getting a set of DIY shades from a home improvement store is that you can toss it up the same day you buy it. However, Polywood shutters are custom-fitted, and it can take approximately 3-6 weeks for them to be installed. That may not work if you’re trying to cover a window for Saturday’s dinner party.

But having your shutters custom-fitted is worth the short wait. Unless your house is new, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY window treatment won’t line up perfectly, and gaps may stand out. But,a custom-fitted plantation shutter will be crafted 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 plantation 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 ensures your louvers lock in tight to stop 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 Preferred Source For Quality Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you’ve considered the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, contact Sunburst Shutters Orlando. We’ll bring you samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you can see for yourself how they will improve your windows for years to come. Give us a call at 407-630-7011 to set up your in-home consultation.