Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Sacramento

Curtis Orton

Custom-made faux wood window treatments may appear appealing, but it can be difficult to decide what to do without evaluating all aspects of the issue. So, what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Sacramento?


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Complement Multiple Types of Decor

Sunroom with faux wood shutters in Sacramento.
Plantation shutters feature large louvers that can be adjusted with a tilt rod. People have used plantation shutters for ages to control sunlight and ventilation. Shutters have been used in almost every design trend, from ultra-spartan minimalism to eclectic design styles. Their functionality, simple lines, and design neutrality assist you in changing the look of your home from a dated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.


The ability of plantation shutters to complement any design style is particularly evident when they’re crafted from faux wood. Unlike aluminum blinds that will yellow and crack as they age, our Polywood shutters are guaranteed to last a lifetime. So when you update your house and redo all your other design elements, you won’t have to budget for the extra expense of new window treatments.

When debating the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Sacramento, you should definitely mark flexibility down as a “pro.”


Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Slightly More Expensive Than Aluminum Blinds

When comparing custom-made faux wood plantation shutters to other window treatments — especially those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that plantation shutters are a little bit more expensive. Right off the bat, you might be inclined to count that as an automatic con.


However, quality plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more because you get so much more out of them. Our durable faux wood plantation 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 blinds or shades.

With the cost of our Polywood shutters, you also purchase a an energy-efficient layer that is characteristic of them. Just lower the louvers and you’ll stop the heat loss that naturally happens with your windows. This keeps the temperature more comfortable in your home and may even help lower your utility bills. Our shutters even offer 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 our Polywood shutters in Sacramento.


Our faux wood Polywood shutters are known as one of the most durable types of shutters on the market for excellent reason. Our shutters are guaranteed to never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and we back that up with a lifetime warranty. Your Polywood shutters will be just as beautiful and efficient as they were when first installed.

Compare that to blinds or shades, and you’ll discover a new understanding of the craftsmanship of premium faux wood interior shutters. Other treatments will start to show their age by losing slats or become impossible to clean over the years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look beautiful until you choose to take them down.


Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Craft Your Plantation Shutters

 Plantation shutters in Sacramento bedroom.  
One of the benefits of buying a DIY window treatment from a chain store is that you can install it right after you buy it. However, Polywood shutters are usually custom-made and can be 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 just cover a window before your mother-in-law’s visit this weekend.

But having a window treatment custom-made is worth the short wait. Unless your house is a new build, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY blind or shade won’t fit properly, and gaps may be evident. But,a custom-fitted plantation shutter will be sized to the exact dimensions of your window and will fit right up against frame, meaning your windows treatments will be the height of style, function, and energy efficiency. Also, the custom-fitted method is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.


Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Efficient  

One of the benefits of plantation shutters is that they help stop airflow and prevent the problems with heat loss. This keeps your home comfortable and your utility bills down and sets plantation shutters apart from blinds and shades. Faux wood window treatments are a step up because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the pinnacle of energy efficiency. They add an additional layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers lock in tight to prevent 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 Expert Source For Premium Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you’ve evaluated the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, the next step is to reach out to Sunburst Shutters Sacramento. We’ll visit with samples of our popular Polywood plantation shutters, and you can see how they will improve your windows for years to come. Call 916-250-0758 to set up your appointment with us.