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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Miami

January 14, 2020

Custom-fitted faux wood window treatments may look like an excellent choice, but it can be difficult to make a change without evaluating the issue from every angle. So, what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Miami?

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Complement Multiple Design Schemes

Traditional sunroom with plantation shutters in Miami.

Plantation shutters feature louvers that raise and lower with either a hidden or center tilt rod. People have used interior shutters for years to control sun glare and airflow. They have been incorporated into almost every design trend, from ultra-spartan minimalism to traditional designs. Their practical functionality, streamlined look, and design neutrality assist you in changing your house from an outdated one to one that is a better fit for your needs.

The capability of shutters to conform to any type of décor is particularly useful when they are made from faux wood. Unlike treatments such as aluminum blinds that will yellow and crack as they age, faux wood shutters are guaranteed to last a lifetime. So when you update your home and revamp everything else, you won’t have to add in the additional cost of window treatments.

When evaluating the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Miami, 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 plantation shutters to other window treatments — particularly those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll probably see that plantation shutters are slightly more expensive. At the outset, 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, are more expensive because they offer more value. The durability of faux wood means that your plantation shutters will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to be moisture-, pest-, and fire-resistant, 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 get a layer of energy efficiency that is characteristic of the treatment. Just lower the shutter louvers and you’ll block the heat loss that naturally happens with your glass windows. This keeps your rooms feeling more comfortable and stops your thermostat from working overtime. Our plantation shutters even go one step further with 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

Cozy living room with our Polywood shutters in Miami.

There’s a reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters are known as one of the most durable interior shutters on the market. Our shutters will never have any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation, and we back that up with a lifetime warranty. Your Polywood shutters will be just as beautiful and energy efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to blinds or shades, and you’ll have a new appreciation of the workmanship of premium faux wood plantation shutters. other window treatments will lose slats or become impossible to clean after a few years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look attractive until you choose to uninstall them.

Con: It Can Take 3-6 Weeks To Custom-Make Your Plantation Shutters  
Interior shutters in Miami bedroom.

One of the benefits of getting a DIY window treatment from a big-box store is that you can install it the same day you buy it. However, faux wood plantation shutters are custom-crafted, and it can take approximately 3-6 weeks for them to be installed. That may not be convenient if you’re trying to just cover a window before your mother-in-law visits this Saturday.

But having your shutters custom-fitted is worth the negligible wait. Unless your house is new, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY treatment won’t fit perfectly, and slight imperfections may stand out. A custom-made shutter will be crafted to the exact dimensions of your window and will fit right up against frame, meaning your window treatments will be elegant, functional, and energy efficient. Also, the custom-crafted route is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Energy Efficient  

One benefit of interior shutters is that they help block airflow and prevent the problems with heat loss. This keeps your home’s temperature constant and your utility bills low and sets plantation shutters apart from blinds and shades. Faux wood plantation 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 Expert Source For Premium Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, contact Sunburst Shutters Miami. We’ll visit with samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you can see how they will improve your windows for decades to come. Call 305-520-7515 to set up your in-home consultation.