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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Cleveland

January 14, 2020

Custom-crafted faux wood plantation shutters may appear like an excellent choice, but it can be tough to make a change without looking at all sides of the issue. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Cleveland?

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

Sunroom with faux wood shutters in Cleveland.

Plantation shutters feature louvers that move up and down, usually by a center tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for years to help regulate sunlight and ventilation. They have been incorporated into almost every design trend, from minimalistic to traditional designs. Their practical functionality, clean lines, and neutral appearance will change your home from an outdated one to one that is a better fit for your needs.

The capability of interior shutters to work with any design style is particularly evident when they’re crafted from faux wood. Unlike other treatments, like aluminum blinds, that will show their age through yellowing and cracking, our Polywood shutters are guaranteed to last a lifetime. So when you update your house 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 Cleveland, you should definitely put style flexibility as a firm “pro.”

Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost Slightly More Than Aluminum Blinds

When comparing custom-made faux wood plantation shutters to blinds and shades — particularly those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll likely see that shutters cost a little bit more. At first glance, you could view that as an immediate con.

However, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more 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 see on cheaper window treatments.

Included in the cost of our Polywood shutters, you also purchase a layer of energy efficiency that is characteristic of them. Just lower the louvers and you’ll stop the heat loss that naturally takes place with your glass windows. This keeps your rooms feeling more comfortable and stops your thermostat from working overtime. Our Polywood shutters even go one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you can be sure to get peak energy efficiency.

Pro: Faux Wood Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Comfortable living room with our Polywood shutters in Cleveland.

Our faux wood Polywood shutters are known as one of the most durable interior shutters on the market for excellent reason. We guarantee that our shutters will never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and stand behind them with a lifetime warranty. We ensure your faux wood plantation shutters will be just as beautiful and efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to other treatments, and you start to have a new understanding of the craftsmanship of premium faux wood shutters. blinds or shades will lose slats or become dingy and discolored after a few years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look attractive until you decide to take them down.

Con: It Can Take 3-6 Weeks To Make Your Plantation Shutters  
Plantation shutters in Cleveland bedroom.

One of the benefits of getting a set of DIY blinds from a home improvement store is that you can toss it up right after you buy it. Faux wood plantation shutters, however, are usually custom-made and can take 3-6 weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time they are installed. That timeframe may not work if you’re trying to just cover a window before your mother-in-law’s visit this weekend.

But having a window treatment custom-made is worth the short wait. Even if your house is a new build, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY treatment won’t fit perfectly, and gaps may be evident. 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-made method is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.

Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Efficient  

One advantage of interior shutters is that they help block airflow and prevent the problems with heat loss. This helps to keep your home comfortable and your utility bills low and makes plantation shutters a wonderful option over other window treatments. Faux wood 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 another layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers close tightly to prevent unwanted 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 Premium Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you’ve considered the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, give Sunburst Shutters Cleveland a call. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood plantation shutters, and you ’ll immediately see how they will enhance your windows for decades to come. Just call 440-561-6787 to set up your in-home consultation with us.