Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In San Antonio

Antonio Meza

Custom-crafted faux wood shutters may seem 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 plantation shutters in San Antonio.
Plantation shutters feature large louvers that raise and lower, usually by a center tilt rod. People have used plantation shutters for decades to help regulate sun glare and airflow. Shutters have been incorporated into almost every design trend, from ultra-spartan minimalism to more eclectic design styles. Their practicality, clean lines, and neutral design help you transform your house from a dated style to one that works better for your current needs.


The ability of shutters to work with any design scheme 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 rooms and change out everything else, 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 San Antonio, 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 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.


But, quality faux wood interior shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive because you get so much more out of them. The durability of faux wood means that your 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 our Polywood shutters, you also get 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 keeps your rooms feeling more comfortable 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 are known as one of the most durable plantation shutters on the market for excellent reason. Our shutters will 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 just as beautiful and energy efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to blinds or shades, and you’ll have a new understanding of the craftsmanship of quality faux wood interior shutters. other window treatments will lose slats or become difficult 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 Craft Your Faux Wood Shutters

 Plantation shutters in San Antonio bedroom.  
One of the benefits of getting a DIY window treatment from a home improvement store is that you can put it up right after you buy it. Polywood shutters, however, are usually custom-made and can take approximately 3-6 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 just fling something up to cover your naked windows.

But having a window treatment custom-made is worth the wait. Even if your house is newly built, 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-crafted plantation shutter will be crafted to the your window’s exact measurements and will fit right up against the window frame, meaning your windows treatments will be the height of style, function, and energy efficiency. Also, the custom-made 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 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 Preferred Source For Quality Faux Wood Plantation Shutters 

Now that you’ve considered the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, the next step is to 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 210-876-0377 to set up your appointment with us.