Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Colorado Springs

Gary Harding

Custom-made faux wood plantation shutters may look appealing, but it can be difficult to make a decision without looking at all sides of the issue. Just what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Colorado Springs?


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Complement Many Design Schemes

Traditional sunroom with plantation shutters in Colorado Springs.
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 control sunlight and ventilation. Shutters have been used in almost every design trend, from ultra-spartan minimalism to eclectic designs. Their practicality, streamlined look, and neutral design help you transform your home from a dated style to one that is more current.


The ability of plantation shutters to conform to any type of décor is particularly evident when they are made from faux wood. Unlike aluminum blinds that will yellow and crack as they age, our Polywood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your rooms and revamp all your other design elements, you won’t have to worry about the extra expense of new window treatments.

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


Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost More Than Aluminum Blinds

When comparing custom-made faux wood interior shutters to blinds and shades — especially those from big-box home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that plantation shutters are slightly more expensive. Right off the bat, you might be inclined to view that as an automatic 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. 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 — something you won’t find on cheaper window treatments.

Along with the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also purchase a layer of energy efficiency that is unique to the treatment. Just lower the shutter louvers and you’ll stop the heat loss that naturally happens with your windows. This keeps the temperature more comfortable in your home and may even help lower your utility bills. Our shutters take it one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you know you’re getting maximum energy efficiency.


Pro: Faux Wood Shutters Are Guaranteed To Last A Lifetime

Comfortable living room with our Polywood shutters in Colorado Springs.


Our faux wood Polywood shutters have a reputation as one of the most durable plantation shutters on the market for good reason. We guarantee that our shutters will never have any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation, and back that up with a lifetime warranty. We ensure your faux wood plantation 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 understanding of the workmanship of quality faux wood plantation shutters. Other treatments will start to lose slats or become difficult to clean over the years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look beautiful until you decide to take them down.


Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Craft Your Plantation Shutters

 Alt text: Bedroom with interior shutters.  
One benefit of buying a set of DIY shades from a home improvement store is that you can toss it up immediately after you buy it. However, faux wood plantation shutters are custom-made, and it can take 3-6 weeks for them to be installed. That timeframe may not be convenient if you’re trying to just cover a window before your mother-in-law visits this weekend.

But having a window treatment custom-fitted is worth the wait. Unless your house is a new build, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY blind or shade won’t line up properly, and slight imperfections may be evident. But,a custom-crafted plantation shutter will be sized to the exact dimensions of your window and will fit snugly to the window frame, meaning your windows treatments will be the height of style, function, and energy efficiency. Also, the custom-crafted method is the only way to go for your specialty windows.


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Energy Efficient  

One benefit of plantation shutters is that they help stop airflow and prevent heat loss. This helps to keep your home comfortable and your utility bills low and sets plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. Faux wood shutters are an even better choice because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

At the peak of energy efficiency are our Polywood shutters. They add an additional layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers lock in tight to block 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 Preferred Source For Quality Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, the next step is to contact Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs. We’ll visit with samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you ’ll immediately see how they will enhance your windows for years to come. Call 303-625-6431 to set up your in-home consultation.