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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Dallas

January 14, 2020

Custom-made faux wood plantation shutters may appear like an excellent choice, but it can be tough to make a change 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 interior shutters in Dallas.

Plantation shutters feature louvers that raise and lower, usually by a center tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for ages to help control light and airflow. Shutters have been used in almost every type of design, from modern to more eclectic designs. Their practicality, simple lines, and neutral appearance help you transform your house from a dated style to one that is more current.

The capability of plantation shutters to complement any design scheme 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 furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting fixtures, you won’t have to add in the additional expense of window treatments.

When evaluating the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Dallas, you should definitely put flexibility as a firm “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 probably see that custom-fitted shutters are slightly more expensive. Right off the bat, you might be inclined to count that as a con.

However, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more because you get so much more out of them. The durability of faux wood means that your plantation 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.

Along 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 block the heat loss that naturally takes place with your windows. This keeps the temperature more comfortable in your home and helps your thermostat keep up with the weather. Our shutters even go one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you know you’re getting 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. We ensure 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 treatments will start to show their age by losing slats or become impossible to clean after a while. But Polywood shutters will always look beautiful until you choose to take them down.

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

One benefit of getting a set of DIY shades from a home improvement store is that you can put it up the same day you buy it. However, Polywood shutters are usually custom-crafted and can be 3-6 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 fling something up to cover your naked windows.

But having a window treatment custom-fitted is worth the short wait. Even if your house is new, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY blind or shade won’t line up properly, and those gaps and slight imperfections may stand out. A custom-made shutter will be sized to the exact dimensions and will fit snugly to frame, meaning your windows treatments will be the height of style, function, and energy efficiency. Also, the custom-made method is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.

Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Efficient  

One of the benefits 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 even better because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the height of energy efficiency. They add another layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers lock in tight to prevent unwanted 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 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 samples of our popular Polywood faux wood 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.