Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In St. George

Kasey Udy

Custom-crafted faux wood window treatments may seem appealing, but it can be tough to make a decision without considering all sides of the issue. So, what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in St. George?


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Complement Multiple Design Styles

Traditional sunroom with interior shutters in St. George.
Plantation shutters feature louvers that can be adjusted with either a hidden or center tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for decades to control light and airflow. They have been used in almost every type of design, from modern to traditional styles. Their practicality, streamlined look, and design neutrality help you transform your home from an outdated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.


The ability of interior shutters to complement any type of décor is particularly evident when they’re crafted from faux wood. Unlike aluminum blinds that will become discolored and cracked with age, our Polywood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your rooms and redo all your other design elements, you won’t have to budget for the additional expense of window treatments.

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


Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Slightly More Expensive Than Other Window Treatments

When comparing custom-fitted faux wood plantation shutters to other window treatments — especially those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll probably see that plantation shutters cost a little bit more. At first glance, you might count that as an immediate con.


But, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive because they offer more value. Our durable faux wood plantation shutters will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to be moisture-, pest-, and fire-resistant, and will never be warped or discolored. In fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — something you won’t get on cheaper window treatments.

Included in the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also purchase a an energy-efficient layer that is unique to them. Just lower the louvers and you’ll prevent the heat loss that naturally takes place with your windows. This keeps your rooms feeling more comfortable and helps your thermostat keep up with the weather. Our shutters even go one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you know you’re getting peak energy efficiency.


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Comfortable living room with our Polywood shutters in St. George.


There’s an excellent reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters have been called one of the most durable 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 Polywood shutters will be just as beautiful and efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to blinds or shades, and you start to have a new understanding of the workmanship of premium faux wood interior shutters. blinds or shades will start to show their age by losing slats or become difficult to clean over the years. But Polywood shutters will always look wonderful until you decide to take them down.


Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Make Your Shutters

 Plantation shutters in St. George bedroom.  
One of the benefits of buying a set of DIY shades from a big-box store is that you can toss it up immediately after you buy it. However, faux wood 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 work if you’re trying to cover a window for Saturday’s shindig.

But having your shutters custom-fitted is worth the negligible wait. Unless your house is new, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY blind or shade won’t fit perfectly, and slight imperfections may stand out. On the other hand,a custom-made shutter will be crafted to the exact dimensions of your window and will fit perfectly in frame, meaning you won’t lose anything in style, functionality or energy efficiency. Also, the custom-crafted route is the only way to go for your specialty windows.


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Efficient  

One advantage of plantation shutters is that they help block airflow and prevent heat loss. This keeps your home’s temperature constant and your energy bills down and sets plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. Faux wood shutters are a step up because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

The pinnacle of energy efficiency are our Polywood shutters. They add another layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers lock in tight to prevent 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 Source For Premium Faux Wood Plantation Shutters 

Now that you’ve evaluated the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, give Sunburst Shutters St. George a call. We’ll bring you samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you can see how they will improve your windows for years to come. Call 435-485-9332 to set up your appointment with us.