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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Charlotte

January 14, 2020

Custom-fitted faux wood plantation shutters may seem like a good option, but it’s sometimes tough to decide what to do without considering all sides of the issue. So, what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Charlotte?

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Beautifully In 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 these types of shutters for ages to help control light and airflow. They have been used in almost every type of design, from ultra-spartan minimalism to eclectic design styles. Their functionality, streamlined look, and neutral appearance assist you in changing your house from a dated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.

The ability of plantation shutters to work with any type of décor 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 additional cost of window treatments.

When evaluating the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Charlotte, you should definitely add style flexibility to the “pro” column.

Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost More 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 probably see that custom-fitted 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. The durability of faux wood means that your plantation 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.

With the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also get 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 know you’re getting maximum energy efficiency.

Pro: Faux Wood Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Warm living room with Polywood shutters in Charlotte.

Our faux wood Polywood shutters have been called one of the most durable types of shutters on the market for good reason. Our shutters are guaranteed to never have any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation, 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 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 few years. 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  
White shutters in Charlotte bedroom.

One of the benefits of purchasing a DIY window treatment from a big-box store is that you can toss it up right after 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 your shutters are installed. That may not be convenient if you’re attempting to just slap something up to cover your naked windows.

But having a window treatment custom-crafted is worth the negligible wait. Unless your house is a new build, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY treatment won’t line up properly, and slight imperfections may stand out. On the other hand,a custom-crafted plantation shutter will be made 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-made approach is the only way to go for your specialty windows.

Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Efficient  

One of the benefits 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 a step up because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

The pinnacle of energy efficiency are our Polywood shutters. 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 know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, give Sunburst Shutters Charlotte a call. We’ll visit with samples of our popular Polywood plantation shutters, and you can see for yourself how they will improve your windows for years to come. Give us a call at to set up your in-home consultation.

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