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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Detroit

January 14, 2020

Custom-fitted faux wood plantation shutters may seem like an excellent choice, but it’s sometimes tough to make a change without considering all sides of the issue. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Detroit?

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Well With Multiple Design Styles

Airy sunroom with plantation shutters in Detroit.

Plantation shutters feature large louvers that move up and down with a tilt rod. People have used interior shutters for years to control sunlight and ventilation. They have been incorporated into almost every design trend, from minimalistic to more eclectic designs. Their practical functionality, simple lines, and design neutrality assist you in changing your house from a dated style to one that works better for your current needs.

The ability of shutters to conform to any type of décor is particularly evident when they’re crafted from faux wood. Unlike other treatments, like aluminum blinds, that will become discolored and cracked with age, faux wood shutters are guaranteed to last a lifetime. So when you update your home and redo all your other design elements, you won’t have to worry about the additional expense of new window treatments.

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

Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost More Than Aluminum Blinds

When comparing custom-made faux wood interior shutters to blinds and shades — particularly those from the big name home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that shutters cost a little bit more. At the outset, you could count that as an automatic con.

But, quality faux wood interior shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive because you get so much more out of them. Our faux wood plantation shutters are so durable they will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to resist moisture, pests, and fire, and will never be warped or discolored. As a matter of fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — something you won’t see on cheaper blinds or shades.

Included in the cost of our plantation shutters, you also purchase a an energy-efficient layer that is characteristic of the treatment. Just close the louvers and you’ll prevent the heat loss that naturally happens with your glass windows. This keeps the temperature more comfortable in your home and helps your thermostat keep up with the weather. Our shutters even offer an added layer of weather stripping, so you be confident you’re getting the highest degree of energy efficiency.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Cozy living room with Polywood shutters in Detroit.

Our faux wood Polywood shutters have been called one of the most durable interior shutters on the market for excellent reason. We guarantee that our shutters will never have any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation, and back that up with a lifetime warranty. We ensure your faux wood plantation shutters will be just as beautiful and energy efficient as they were when first installed on your windows.

Compare that to other window treatments, and you’ll have a new understanding of the workmanship of quality faux wood shutters. Other treatments will start to show their age by losing slats or become difficult to clean after a few years. But Polywood shutters will always look attractive until you decide to take them down.

Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Custom-Make Your Plantation Shutters  
Plantation shutters in Detroit bedroom.

One of the benefits of getting a set of DIY shades from a big-box store is that you can install it immediately after you buy it. However, faux wood 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 attempting to just slap something up to cover your naked windows.

But having your shutters custom-fitted is worth the short wait. Even if your house is new, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY treatment won’t line up perfectly, and those gaps and slight imperfections may stand out. But,a custom-fitted shutter will be crafted to the your window’s exact measurements and will fit perfectly in frame, meaning your window treatments will be elegant, functional, and energy efficient. Also, the custom-crafted approach is the only way to go for your specialty windows.

Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Efficient  

One advantage of plantation shutters is that they help stop airflow and prevent 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 blinds and shades. Faux wood plantation shutters are an even better choice 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 close tightly to stop 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 Plantation Shutters 

Now that you’ve considered the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, reach out to Sunburst Shutters Detroit. We’ll visit with samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you ’ll immediately see how they will improve your windows for decades to come. Just call 248-429-9294 to set up your appointment with us.