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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Indianapolis

January 14, 2020

Custom-made faux wood shutters may appear appealing, but it can be difficult to decide what to do without considering the issue from every angle. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Indianapolis?

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

Traditional sunroom with faux wood shutters in Indianapolis.

Plantation shutters feature large louvers that move up and down with a tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for decades to control light and airflow. Shutters have been incorporated into almost every design trend, from ultra-spartan minimalism to more eclectic styles. Their functionality, streamlined look, and neutral design help you transform your home from an outdated style to one that works better for your current needs.

The ability of shutters to conform to any design scheme is particularly useful when they are crafted from faux wood. Unlike other treatments, like aluminum blinds, that will become discolored and cracked with age, faux wood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your rooms and redo furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting fixtures, you won’t have to worry about the additional cost of new window treatments.

When debating the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Indianapolis, you should definitely chalk up style flexibility as a “pro.”

Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Slightly More Expensive Than Aluminum Blinds

When comparing custom-made faux wood shutters to blinds and shades — particularly those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll probably see that plantation shutters are a little bit more expensive. Right off the bat, you could count that as an automatic con.

However, quality faux wood interior shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive 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 be moisture-, pest-, and fire-resistant, and will never warp, crack, or yellow. In fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — a guarantee you won’t get on cheaper blinds or shades.

Included in the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also purchase a layer of energy efficiency that is unique to the treatment. Just close the shutter louvers and you’ll block the heat loss that naturally happens with your windows. This keeps the temperature more comfortable in your home and stops your thermostat from working overtime. Our Polywood shutters even offer an added layer of weather stripping, so you can be sure to get maximum energy efficiency.

Pro: Faux Wood Shutters Are Guaranteed To Last A Lifetime

Comfortable living room with our Polywood shutters in Indianapolis.

There’s a good reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters are known as one of the most durable plantation shutters on the market. Our shutters will never have any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation, and they’re backed by 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 start to have a new appreciation of the workmanship of premium faux wood shutters. other window treatments will lose slats or become difficult to clean over the years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look attractive until you decide to take them down.

Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Craft Your Plantation Shutters  
White shutters in Indianapolis bedroom.

One benefit of buying a DIY window treatment from a big-box store is that you can install it the same day you buy it. Polywood 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 may not be convenient if you’re trying to just cover a window before your mother-in-law’s visit this Saturday.

But having your shutters custom-made is worth the wait. Unless your house is new, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY treatment won’t fit perfectly, and those gaps and slight imperfections may be evident. A custom-made shutter will be sized to the exact dimensions of your window and will fit perfectly in 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 windows.

Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Efficient  

One of the benefits of plantation shutters is that they help stop airflow and prevent the problems with heat loss. This keeps your home comfortable and your utility bills low and sets plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. Faux wood plantation shutters 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 ensures your louvers close tightly to stop unwanted 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, the next step is to reach out to Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis. We’ll visit with samples of our popular Polywood plantation shutters, and you can see for yourself how they will enhance your windows for years to come. Just call to set up your appointment with us.

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