Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Dallas

Collins Jones

Custom-made faux wood plantation shutters may appear like an excellent choice, but it can be tough to make a decision without considering the issue from every angle. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Dallas?


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Beautifully In Multiple Design Styles

Traditional sunroom with plantation shutters in Dallas.
Plantation shutters feature louvers that move up and down, usually by a center tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for ages to control sun glare and airflow. Shutters have been used in almost every type of design, from modern to eclectic design styles. Their functionality, simple lines, and design neutrality help you transform your house from a dated style to one that is more current.


The capability of shutters to complement any type of décor is particularly evident when they’re crafted from faux wood. Unlike treatments such as aluminum blinds that will yellow and crack as they age, faux wood 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 additional expense of window treatments.

When debating the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Dallas, 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-made faux wood shutters to blinds and shades — especially those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that shutters cost a little bit more. Right off the bat, you might be inclined to consider that as a con.


But, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more because you get so much more out of them. Our durable faux wood shutters will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to be moisture-, pest-, and fire-resistant, 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 see on cheaper window treatments.

With the cost of our plantation shutters, you also receive a an energy-efficient layer that is unique to the treatment. Just close the louvers and you’ll prevent the heat loss that naturally takes place with your windows. This keeps the temperature more comfortable 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 can be sure to get peak energy efficiency.


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Warm living room with our Polywood shutters in Dallas.


Our faux wood Polywood shutters have been called 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 we back that up with a lifetime warranty. Your faux wood plantation shutters will be as beautiful and energy efficient as they were when first installed on your windows.

Compare that to blinds or shades, and you’ll have a new understanding of the craftsmanship of quality faux wood interior shutters. other window treatments will start to show their age by losing slats or become difficult to clean after a while. But Polywood shutters will always look wonderful until you choose to take them down.


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

 White shutters in Dallas bedroom.  
One of the benefits of getting a DIY window treatment from a home improvement store is that you can put it up the same day you buy it. However, Polywood 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 attempting to just cover a window before your mother-in-law visits this Saturday.

But having a window treatment custom-fitted is worth the wait. Even if your house is new, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY treatment won’t line up properly, and those gaps and slight imperfections may stand out. A custom-crafted shutter will be sized 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-crafted method is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.


Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Efficient  

One advantage of interior shutters is that they help block airflow and mitigate the problems with heat loss. This helps to keep your home’s temperature constant and your utility bills low and makes plantation shutters a wonderful option over other window treatments. Faux wood shutters are a step up because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the pinnacle of energy efficiency. They add another layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers lock in tight to prevent unwanted 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 Quality Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you’ve evaluated the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, contact Sunburst Shutters Dallas. We’ll bring you samples of our popular Polywood plantation shutters, and you ’ll immediately see how they will improve your windows for years to come. Call 214-301-5066 to set up your in-home consultation with us.