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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Minneapolis

January 14, 2020

Custom-made faux wood window treatments may look like an excellent choice, but it can be tough to make a decision without looking at all sides of the issue. So, what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Minneapolis?

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Complement Multiple Design Styles

Sunroom with interior shutters in Minneapolis.

Plantation shutters feature louvers that can be adjusted with either a hidden or center tilt rod. People have used interior shutters for ages to help regulate sun glare and airflow. Shutters have been used in almost every design trend, from ultra-spartan minimalism to traditional designs. Their functionality, clean lines, and design neutrality will change your house from an outdated one to one that works better for your current needs.

The capability of interior shutters to conform to any design scheme is particularly evident when they’re crafted from faux wood. Unlike treatments such as aluminum blinds that will yellow and crack as they age, our Polywood shutters are guaranteed to last a lifetime. So when you update your rooms and change out furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting fixtures, you won’t have to worry about the additional cost of window treatments.

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

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

When comparing custom-crafted faux wood plantation shutters to blinds and shades — especially those from the big name home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that shutters cost a little bit more. At the outset, you might be inclined to view that as an immediate 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 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 get on cheaper window treatments.

Along with the cost of our plantation shutters, you also get a layer of energy efficiency that is characteristic of them. Just close the louvers and you’ll prevent the heat loss that naturally occurs with your glass windows. This maintains a constant temperature in your home and may even help lower your utility bills. Our Polywood shutters take it 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 Plantation Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Comfortable living room with Polywood shutters in Minneapolis.

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

Compare that to blinds or shades, and you start to have a new appreciation of the craftsmanship of quality faux wood shutters. other window treatments will start to lose slats or become difficult to clean after a while. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look attractive until you decide to take them down.

Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Craft Your Faux Wood Shutters  
White shutters in Minneapolis bedroom.

One advantage of buying a set of DIY blinds from a home improvement store is that you can put it up the same day you buy it. However, faux wood plantation shutters are custom-fitted, and it can take 3-6 weeks for them to be installed. That timeframe may not work if you’re trying to cover a window for Saturday’s party.

But having a window treatment custom-fitted is worth the negligible wait. Even if your house is a new build, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY treatment won’t line up perfectly, and gaps may be evident. But,a custom-fitted plantation shutter will be sized to the exact dimensions and will fit right up against 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 shaped windows.

Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Energy Efficient  

One advantage of plantation shutters is that they help block airflow and prevent heat loss. This helps to keep your home comfortable and your utility bills low and sets plantation shutters apart from blinds and shades. Faux wood 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 another layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers close tightly to prevent heat loss. As a result, our Polywood shutters are 70% more efficient than even hardwood plantation shutters and over 1200% more efficient than aluminum blinds. 

Sunburst Is Your Source For Quality Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you’ve evaluated the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, the next step is to contact Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you can see how they will improve your windows for decades to come. Just call to set up your in-home consultation.

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