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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In San Antonio

January 14, 2020

Custom-fitted faux wood shutters may look like a good option, but it can be difficult to decide what to do without looking at the issue from every angle. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in San Antonio?

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Complement Multiple Design Styles

Traditional sunroom with interior shutters in San Antonio.

Plantation shutters feature large louvers that move up and down, usually by a center tilt rod. People have used plantation shutters for decades to help regulate light and airflow. Shutters have been incorporated into almost every design trend, from minimalistic to more eclectic designs. Their practicality, clean lines, and neutral design assist you in changing your home from a dated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.

The ability of shutters to work with any type of décor is particularly evident when they’re made from faux wood. Unlike treatments such as aluminum blinds that will show their age through yellowing and cracking, faux wood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your home and redo everything else, you won’t have to add in the additional expense of new window treatments.

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

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

When comparing custom-made faux wood interior shutters to other window treatments — particularly those from big-box home improvement stores — you’ll probably see that plantation shutters are a little bit more expensive. At the outset, you might view that as an automatic con.

However, quality faux wood interior shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive because you get so much more out of them. Our durable faux wood shutters will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to resist moisture, pests, and fire, and will never be warped or discolored. In fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — a guarantee you won’t get on cheaper window treatments.

With the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also receive a layer of energy efficiency that is unique to the treatment. Just lower the shutter louvers and you’ll prevent the heat loss that naturally takes place with your windows. This maintains a constant temperature in your home and may even help lower your utility bills. Our plantation shutters even offer an added layer of weather stripping, so you be confident you’re getting peak energy efficiency.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Guaranteed To Last A Lifetime

Warm living room with our Polywood shutters in San Antonio.

Our faux wood Polywood shutters have been called one of the most durable plantation shutters on the market for excellent reason. 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 as beautiful and energy efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to other window treatments, and you start to have a new understanding of the craftsmanship of quality faux wood interior shutters. other window treatments will lose slats or become impossible to clean over the years. But Polywood shutters will always look wonderful until you choose to take them down.

Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Custom-Make Your Faux Wood Shutters  
Plantation shutters in San Antonio bedroom.

One benefit of getting a set of DIY shades from a home improvement store is that you can put it up right after you buy it. However, Polywood shutters are custom-crafted, and it can take several weeks weeks for them to be installed. That wait may not be convenient if you’re attempting to just fling something up to cover your naked windows.

But having a window treatment custom-crafted is worth the short wait. Even if your house is new, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY window treatment won’t line up perfectly, and slight imperfections may be evident. A custom-made plantation shutter will be crafted to the your window’s exact measurements and will fit right up against the window frame, meaning you won’t lose anything in style, functionality or energy efficiency. Also, the custom-crafted method is the only way to go for your specialty windows.

Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Efficient  

One of the benefits of plantation shutters is that they help stop airflow and mitigate heat loss. This keeps your home comfortable and your energy bills low and sets plantation shutters apart from blinds and shades. Faux wood shutters are an even better choice because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

At the peak of energy efficiency are our Polywood shutters. They add an additional layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers close tightly to prevent 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 Preferred 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 San Antonio. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you ’ll immediately see how they will enhance your windows for years to come. Just call to set up your in-home consultation.

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