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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Denver

January 14, 2020

Custom-made faux wood shutters may seem appealing, but it can be difficult to decide what to do without evaluating all sides 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 Types of Decor

Airy sunroom with plantation 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 ultra-spartan minimalism to traditional designs. Their practicality, streamlined look, and neutral design help you transform your home from an outdated one to one that works better for your current needs.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 rooms and change out 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 put style flexibility as a firm “pro.”

Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Slightly More Expensive 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 likely notice that plantation shutters are a little bit more expensive. At first glance, you might be inclined to consider 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 find on cheaper window treatments.

Along with the cost of our Polywood shutters, you also get a an energy-efficient layer that is unique to the treatment. Just lower the louvers and you’ll block 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 even go 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

Cozy 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. We guarantee that our shutters will never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and back that up with a lifetime warranty. Your faux wood plantation shutters will be as beautiful and energy efficient as they were in the beginning.

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

Con: It Can Take 3-6 Weeks To Custom-Make Your Faux Wood Shutters  
Interior shutters in Denver bedroom.

One advantage of buying a set of DIY shades from a chain store is that you can toss it up immediately after you buy it. However, Polywood shutters are custom-crafted, and it can take approximately 3-6 weeks for them to be installed. That may not work if you’re attempting to just slap something up to cover your naked windows.

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 stand out. A custom-fitted plantation shutter will be made 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 route is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Efficient  

One of the benefits 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 plantation 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 an additional layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers close tightly to stop 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 Denver a call. We’ll bring you samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you can see for yourself how they will enhance your windows for years to come. Call to set up your appointment with us.

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