Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Denver

Gary Harding

Custom-made faux wood plantation shutters may seem appealing, but it can be difficult to decide what to do without evaluating all aspects of the issue. Just what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Denver?


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

Airy sunroom with interior shutters in Denver.
Plantation shutters feature large louvers that can be adjusted with either a hidden or center tilt rod. People have used interior shutters for decades to help regulate light and airflow. Shutters have been incorporated into almost every type of design, from minimalistic to traditional design styles. Their practicality, streamlined look, and neutral design help you transform your home from an outdated one to one that is a better fit for your needs.


The capability of shutters to work with any design style is particularly useful when they’re constructed from faux wood. Unlike aluminum blinds that will show their age through yellowing and cracking, faux wood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your home and redo all your other design elements, you won’t have to add in the additional expense of new window treatments.

When considering the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Denver, you should definitely mark flexibility down as a “pro.”


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

When comparing custom-fitted faux wood shutters to blinds and shades — particularly those from the big name home improvement stores — you’ll probably see that plantation shutters are a little bit more expensive. At first glance, you might be inclined to count that as an automatic con.


But you should know that quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more because you get so much more out of them. Our faux wood plantation shutters are so durable they 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 — something you won’t see on cheaper window treatments.

With the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also get a an energy-efficient layer that is unique to the treatment. Just lower the louvers and you’ll prevent the heat loss that naturally happens with your glass windows. This keeps the temperature more comfortable in your home and may even help lower your utility bills. Our plantation shutters take it one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you be confident you’re getting maximum energy efficiency.


Pro: Faux Wood Shutters Are Guaranteed To Last A Lifetime

Comfortable living room with our Polywood shutters in Denver.


Our faux wood Polywood shutters have a reputation as one of the most durable interior shutters on the market for excellent reason. Our shutters will never have any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation, and they’re backed by a lifetime warranty. We ensure your faux wood plantation shutters will be as beautiful and energy efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to blinds or shades, and you’ll discover a new understanding of the workmanship of quality faux wood interior shutters. other window treatments will start to lose slats or become dingy and discolored over the years. But Polywood shutters will always look wonderful until you decide to uninstall them.


Con: It Can Take 3-6 Weeks To Craft Your Faux Wood Shutters

 White shutters in Denver bedroom.  
One advantage of purchasing a DIY window treatment from a chain store is that you can toss it up immediately after you buy it. However, Polywood shutters are usually custom-fitted 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 work if you’re attempting to just slap something up to cover your naked windows.

But having a window treatment custom-crafted 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 stand out. A custom-fitted plantation shutter will be crafted to the your window’s exact measurements and will fit perfectly in the window frame, meaning your windows treatments will be the height of style, function, and energy efficiency. Also, the custom-fitted approach is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Efficient  

One advantage of plantation shutters is that they help stop airflow and prevent heat loss. This keeps your home’s temperature constant and your utility bills down and makes plantation shutters a wonderful option over blinds and shades. Faux wood window treatments are an even better choice because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

The pinnacle of energy efficiency are our Polywood shutters. They add an additional layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers close tightly 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 Shutters 

Now that you know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, give Sunburst Shutters Denver a call. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you can see for yourself how they will enhance your windows for years to come. Just call 720-538-0182 to set up your in-home consultation.