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

January 14, 2020

Custom-fitted faux wood window treatments may look appealing, but it can be tough to make a decision without looking at all aspects of the issue. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in St. George?

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Complement Multiple Design Styles

Sunroom with plantation 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 years to control sun glare and airflow. They have been used in almost every type of design, from modern to traditional styles. Their functionality, clean lines, and neutral appearance help you transform your home from an outdated style to one that works better for your current needs.

The ability of interior shutters to complement any design scheme is particularly evident when they’re made from faux wood. Unlike aluminum blinds that will yellow and crack as they age, our Polywood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your home 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 put flexibility as a firm “pro.”

Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost More Than Other Window Treatments

When comparing custom-fitted faux wood shutters to other window treatments — especially those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that plantation shutters are slightly more expensive. At the outset, you could count that as an immediate con.

But, quality plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive because they offer more value. The durability of faux wood means that your 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 our Polywood shutters, you also purchase a an energy-efficient layer that is unique to them. Just lower the louvers and you’ll block 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 Polywood shutters take it one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you can be sure to get 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. Our shutters will never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and we 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 other window treatments, and you’ll 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 impossible 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 Plantation Shutters  
Plantation shutters in St. George bedroom.

One of the benefits of purchasing a DIY window treatment from a home improvement store is that you can toss it up immediately after you buy it. However, faux wood 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 work if you’re trying to just fling something up to cover your naked windows.

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 treatment won’t fit perfectly, and slight imperfections may stand out. On the other hand,a custom-crafted shutter will be made to the exact dimensions and will fit perfectly in frame, meaning your windows treatments will be the height of style, function, and energy efficiency. Also, the custom-made route is the only way to go for your specialty windows.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Efficient  

One of the benefits 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. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the pinnacle of energy efficiency. They add another layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers lock in tight 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 Preferred Source For Premium Faux Wood Plantation Shutters 

Now that you’ve evaluated the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, the next step is to call Sunburst Shutters St. George. We’ll bring you samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you can see for yourself how they will improve your windows for years to come. Just call to set up your in-home consultation.

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