Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Gainesville

Eric Ramsey

Custom-made faux wood window treatments may seem like a good option, but it can be difficult to make a change without evaluating all sides of the issue. So, what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Gainesville?


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

Traditional sunroom with plantation shutters in Gainesville.
Plantation shutters feature louvers that raise and lower with either a hidden or center tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for ages to help regulate light and airflow. They have been used in almost every type of design, from ultra-spartan minimalism to more eclectic styles. Their functionality, streamlined look, and design neutrality assist you in changing your house from a dated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.


The ability of interior shutters to complement any type of décor is particularly useful when they are made from faux wood. Unlike treatments such as aluminum blinds that will become discolored and cracked with age, faux wood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your home and redo furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting fixtures, you won’t have to budget for the extra expense of new window treatments.

When considering the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Gainesville, you should definitely add style flexibility to the “pro” column.


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

When comparing custom-made faux wood interior shutters to other window treatments — particularly those from big-box home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that plantation shutters cost a little bit more. Right off the bat, you could consider that as an immediate 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 durable faux wood plantation shutters will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to resist moisture, pests, and fire, and will never warp, crack, or yellow. As a matter of 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 an energy-efficient layer that is characteristic of them. Just lower the shutter louvers and you’ll stop the heat loss that naturally occurs with your glass windows. This keeps your rooms feeling more comfortable and may even help lower your utility bills. Our Polywood shutters even go one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you know you’re getting the highest degree of energy efficiency.


Pro: Faux Wood Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Warm living room with our Polywood shutters in Gainesville.


Our faux wood Polywood shutters are known as one of the most durable shutters on the market for excellent reason. We guarantee that our shutters will never have any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation, and stand behind them with a lifetime warranty. Your Polywood shutters will be just as beautiful and efficient as they were when first installed.

Compare that to other treatments, and you start to have a new appreciation of the craftsmanship of premium faux wood interior shutters. other window treatments will lose slats or become difficult to clean after a few years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look beautiful until you decide to take them down.


Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Custom-Make Your Plantation Shutters

 Interior shutters in Gainesville bedroom.  
One advantage of purchasing a DIY window treatment from a chain store is that you can put it up the same day you buy it. Faux wood plantation shutters, however, are usually custom-crafted and can take several 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 trying to cover a window for Friday’s get-together.

But having your shutters custom-fitted is worth the negligible wait. Even if your house is newly built, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY blind or shade won’t line up properly, and gaps may stand out. But,a custom-made shutter will be made to the exact dimensions 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-crafted route is the only way to go for your specialty windows.


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Efficient  

One benefit of plantation shutters is that they help stop airflow and prevent heat loss. This keeps your home’s temperature constant and your utility bills low and sets plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. Faux wood shutters are even better because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

The pinnacle of energy efficiency are our Polywood shutters. They add another layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers close tightly to block 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 Quality Faux Wood Plantation Shutters 

Now that you’ve considered the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, give Sunburst Shutters Gainesville a call. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood plantation shutters, and you can see how they will improve your windows for years to come. Give us a call at 813-602-5966 to set up your in-home consultation.