Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Cleveland

Nate Gromen

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


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Beautifully In Many Design Styles

Traditional 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 decades to help regulate sunlight and ventilation. They have been incorporated into almost every design trend, from ultra-spartan minimalism to traditional design styles. Their practical functionality, streamlined look, and neutral appearance will change your home from an outdated one to one that is a better fit for your needs.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 treatments such as 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 change out 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 shutters to blinds and shades — particularly those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll likely see that custom-fitted shutters are slightly more expensive. At first glance, you might view that as a con.


However, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more 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 find 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 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 know you’re getting 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. Our shutters are guaranteed to 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 efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to other treatments, and you’ll have a new understanding of the craftsmanship of premium faux wood plantation shutters. blinds or shades will start to lose slats or become dingy and discolored after a while. 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 big-box store is that you can toss it up right after you buy it. However, faux wood shutters are custom-made, and it can take approximately 3-6 weeks for them to be installed. That timeframe may not work if you’re trying to cover a window for this weekend’s shindig.

But having a window treatment custom-crafted is worth the 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 of the benefits 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. 

At the height of energy efficiency are our Polywood shutters. They add another layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers close tightly to prevent unwanted 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 Source For Premium Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, the next step is to call Sunburst Shutters Cleveland. We’ll bring you samples of our popular Polywood faux wood 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.