Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Minneapolis

George Christ

Custom-made faux wood window treatments may seem like an excellent choice, but it can be tough to make a change without considering all aspects of the issue. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Minneapolis?


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Complement Multiple Design Styles

Traditional 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 light and airflow. Shutters have been used in almost every design trend, from minimalistic 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 Their functionality, clean lines, and design neutrality will change your house from an outdated one to one that works better for your current needs.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 type of décor is particularly evident when they’re made from faux wood. Unlike treatments such as aluminum blinds that will become discolored and cracked with age, our Polywood shutters are guaranteed to last a lifetime. So when you update your home and change out everything else, you won’t have to worry about the extra expense of window treatments.

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


Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost More Than Aluminum Blinds

When comparing custom-crafted faux wood shutters to blinds and shades — especially those from the big name home improvement stores — you’ll probably see that custom-fitted shutters are slightly more expensive. At the outset, you might be inclined to view that as a con.


However, quality faux wood interior shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive because you get so much more out of them. The durability of faux wood means that your plantation shutters 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.

With the cost of our plantation shutters, you also receive a layer of energy efficiency that is characteristic of them. Just close the louvers and you’ll block 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 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 Plantation Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Cozy living room with Polywood shutters in Minneapolis.


There’s a good 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 faux wood plantation shutters will be as beautiful and efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to other window treatments, 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 Custom-Make Your Faux Wood Shutters

 Interior shutters in Minneapolis bedroom.  
One advantage of purchasing a set of DIY blinds from a big-box store is that you can put it up right after you buy it. Polywood shutters, however, are usually custom-fitted and can take several weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time your shutters are installed. That timeframe may not work if you’re trying to just fling something up to cover your naked windows.

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 blind or shade 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 snugly to frame, meaning you won’t lose anything in style, functionality or energy efficiency. Also, the custom-crafted approach is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.


Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Energy Efficient  

One of the benefits 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 stop 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 Preferred Source For Quality Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you’ve evaluated the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, give Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis a call. We’ll bring you samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you can see for yourself how they will improve your windows for decades to come. Call 952-856-8130 to set up your in-home consultation.