Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Cincinnati

Lisa Renee Nieberding

Custom-fitted faux wood plantation shutters may seem like an excellent choice, but it can be difficult to decide what to do without looking at 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

Traditional sunroom with plantation shutters in Cincinnati.
Plantation shutters feature large louvers that raise and lower with a tilt rod. People have used these types of 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 house from a dated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.


The capability of interior shutters to complement any design scheme is particularly evident when they’re constructed from faux wood. Unlike treatments such as 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 mark flexibility down as a “pro.”


Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost More 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 cost a little bit more. At the outset, you might be inclined to count that as a con.


But you should know that quality 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. In fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — something you won’t see 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 occurs with your windows. This maintains a constant temperature in your home and stops your thermostat from working overtime. Our shutters even go one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you can be sure to get the highest degree of 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 plantation 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. 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 shutters. other window treatments will lose slats or become impossible to clean after a few years. But Polywood shutters will always look attractive until you choose to take them down.


Con: It Can Take 3-6 Weeks To Craft Your Plantation Shutters

 White shutters in Cincinnati bedroom.  
One benefit of getting a DIY window treatment from a chain store is that you can toss it up right after you buy it. However, faux wood shutters are usually custom-made and can take approximately 3-6 weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time they are installed. That wait may not be convenient if you’re trying to just cover a window before your mother-in-law’s visit this weekend.

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 those gaps and slight imperfections may be evident. A custom-made shutter will be made to the exact dimensions of your window and will fit right up against frame, meaning you won’t lose anything in style, functionality or energy efficiency. Also, the custom-fitted route 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. As a result, our Polywood shutters are 70% more efficient than even hardwood plantation shutters and over 1200% more efficient than aluminum blinds. 


Sunburst Is Your Preferred Source For Premium Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, reach out to Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood faux wood plantation shutters, and you can see for yourself how they will improve your windows for years to come. Call 513-216-9740 to set up your in-home consultation.