Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Charlotte

Neil Blackwelder

Custom-crafted faux wood plantation shutters may seem appealing, but it’s sometimes tough to decide what to do without looking at all aspects of the issue. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Charlotte?


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Well With Multiple Types of Decor

Airy sunroom with faux wood shutters in Charlotte.
Plantation shutters feature louvers that can be adjusted with either a hidden or center tilt rod. People have used plantation shutters for ages to control sun glare and airflow. They have been used in almost every type of design, from minimalistic to eclectic designs. Their functionality, clean lines, and design neutrality assist you in changing your home from an outdated style to one that works better for your current needs.


The ability of shutters to work with any design scheme is particularly useful when they’re crafted from faux wood. Unlike treatments such as aluminum blinds that will show their age through yellowing and cracking, our Polywood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your house and revamp all your other design elements, you won’t have to budget for the extra expense of window treatments.

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


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

When comparing custom-fitted faux wood interior shutters to blinds and shades — especially those from big-box home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that shutters cost a little bit more. Right off the bat, you could view that as an immediate con.


But you should know that quality plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more because they offer more value. Our durable faux wood 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 — a guarantee you won’t find on cheaper window treatments.

Along with the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also receive a an energy-efficient layer that is unique to the treatment. Just close the shutter louvers and you’ll block the heat loss that naturally occurs with your windows. This keeps your rooms feeling more comfortable and may even help lower your utility bills. Our plantation 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 Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Warm living room with Polywood shutters in Charlotte.


There’s a good reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters are known as one of the most durable interior 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 faux wood plantation shutters will be just as beautiful and energy efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to blinds or shades, and you’ll discover a new appreciation of the workmanship of premium faux wood shutters. Other treatments will start to lose slats or become dingy and discolored after a while. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look attractive until you choose to uninstall them.


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

 Interior shutters in Charlotte bedroom.  
One benefit of purchasing a DIY window treatment from a home improvement store is that you can install it right after you buy it. However, Polywood shutters are usually custom-crafted and can be several weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time your shutters are installed. That wait may not be convenient if you’re attempting to cover a window for Saturday’s dinner party.

But having a window treatment custom-made is worth the negligible wait. Unless your house is a new build, 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. On the other hand,a custom-crafted plantation shutter will be crafted to the exact dimensions of your window and will fit snugly to frame, meaning your windows treatments will be the height of style, function, and energy efficiency. Also, the custom-crafted route is the only way to go for your specialty windows.


Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Efficient  

One advantage of interior shutters is that they help stop airflow and mitigate heat loss. This keeps your home’s temperature constant and your energy bills low and makes plantation shutters a wonderful option over other window treatments. Faux wood window treatments are even better 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 ensures your louvers close tightly to stop heat loss. The result is a window treatment that’s 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and over 1200% more efficient than aluminum blinds. 


Sunburst Is Your Expert Source For Premium Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you’ve considered the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, give Sunburst Shutters Charlotte a call. We’ll visit with samples of our popular Polywood faux wood plantation shutters, and you can see how they will improve your windows for years to come. Give us a call at 980-231-1116 to set up your in-home consultation.