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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Cincinnati

January 14, 2020

Custom-fitted faux wood plantation shutters may seem like an excellent choice, but it’s sometimes tough to decide what to do without considering the issue from every angle. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Cincinnati?

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Complement Multiple Design Styles

Sunroom with interior shutters in Cincinnati.

Plantation shutters feature large louvers that move up and down with a tilt rod. People have used plantation shutters for decades to control sunlight and ventilation. They have been used in almost every design trend, from modern to more eclectic designs. Their functionality, simple lines, and neutral design assist you in changing your home from an outdated style to one that works better for your current needs.

The capability of interior shutters to complement any type of décor is particularly evident when they’re constructed 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 everything else, you won’t have to add in the extra expense of window treatments.

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

Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Slightly More Expensive Than Other Window Treatments

When comparing custom-fitted faux wood interior shutters to blinds and shades — particularly those from the big name home improvement stores — you’ll probably see that plantation shutters are slightly more expensive. At first glance, you might be inclined to count that as an immediate con.

But you should know that quality faux wood 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. In fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — something you won’t find on cheaper blinds or shades.

Along with the cost of our Polywood shutters, you also receive a an energy-efficient layer that is unique to the treatment. Just lower the shutter louvers and you’ll stop the heat loss that naturally happens with your windows. This keeps your rooms feeling more comfortable and stops your thermostat from working overtime. Our Polywood shutters even go one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you can be sure to get maximum energy efficiency.

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

Warm living room with Polywood shutters in Cincinnati.

There’s an excellent reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters have a reputation as one of the most durable types of shutters on the market. Our shutters are guaranteed to never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and they’re backed by a lifetime warranty. Your Polywood shutters will be as attractive and efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to blinds or shades, and you’ll have a new appreciation of the workmanship of premium faux wood plantation shutters. other window treatments will lose slats or become impossible to clean after a while. But Polywood shutters will always look attractive until you choose to take them down.

Con: It Can Take 3-6 Weeks To Craft Your Shutters  
White shutters in Cincinnati bedroom.

One of the benefits of getting a set of DIY shades from a chain store is that you can toss it up right after you buy it. However, faux wood plantation shutters are usually custom-crafted and can take approximately 3-6 weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time they are installed. That may not be convenient if you’re trying to cover a window for this weekend’s dinner party.

But having a window treatment custom-crafted is worth the negligible wait. Even if your house is a new build, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY window treatment won’t fit properly, and slight imperfections may be evident. A custom-made shutter will be crafted to the exact dimensions and will fit snugly to frame, meaning you won’t lose anything in style, functionality or energy efficiency. Also, the custom-fitted approach is the only way to go for your specialty windows.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Efficient  

One benefit of plantation shutters is that they help block airflow and prevent the problems with heat loss. This keeps your home comfortable and your utility bills down and sets plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. Faux wood window treatments are an even better choice 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 ensures your louvers lock in tight to block 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 Source For Premium Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, give Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati a call. We’ll bring you samples of our popular Polywood faux wood plantation shutters, and you can see how they will improve your windows for years to come. Call 513-216-9740 to set up your appointment with us.