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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In New Brunswick

January 14, 2020

Custom-crafted faux wood plantation shutters may appear like a good option, but it’s sometimes tough to make a change without evaluating the issue from every angle. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in New Brunswick?

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Complement Multiple Design Styles

Airy sunroom with faux wood shutters in New Brunswick.

Plantation shutters feature louvers that move up and down, usually by a center tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for decades to help regulate sunlight and ventilation. Shutters have been used in almost every design trend, from modern to eclectic design styles. Their practical functionality, streamlined look, and design neutrality help you transform the look of your home from an outdated style to one that works better for your current needs.

The ability of shutters to work with 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 rooms and change out all your other design elements, you won’t have to worry about the extra expense of new window treatments.

When debating the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in New Brunswick, you should definitely add style flexibility to the “pro” column.

Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Slightly More Expensive Than Other Window Treatments

When comparing custom-fitted faux wood interior shutters to other window treatments — particularly those from big-box home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that plantation shutters cost a little bit more. Right off the bat, you could count that as a con.

But, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more because they offer more value. Our durable faux wood plantation shutters will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to be moisture-, pest-, and fire-resistant, and will never be warped or discolored. As a matter of fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — something you won’t get on cheaper blinds or shades.

With the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also purchase a an energy-efficient layer that is unique to the treatment. Just lower the shutter louvers and you’ll stop the heat loss that naturally takes place with your windows. This maintains a constant temperature in your home and stops your thermostat from working overtime. Our plantation shutters take it one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you be confident you’re getting maximum energy efficiency.

Pro: Faux Wood Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Warm living room with Polywood shutters in New Brunswick.

There’s a good reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters have been called one of the most durable interior shutters on the market. Our shutters will never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, 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 other treatments, and you’ll discover a new understanding of the craftsmanship of quality faux wood shutters. other window treatments will start to show their age by losing slats or become dingy and discolored after a few years. But Polywood shutters will always look beautiful until you choose to uninstall them.

Con: It Can Take 3-6 Weeks To Custom-Make Your Faux Wood Shutters  
Plantation shutters in New Brunswick bedroom.

One advantage of buying a DIY window treatment from a home improvement store is that you can put it up the same day you buy it. Faux wood plantation shutters, however, are usually custom-made and can take approximately 3-6 weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time they are installed. That may not work if you’re attempting to just cover a window before your mother-in-law visits this weekend.

But having a window treatment custom-made is worth the short wait. Even if your house is new, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY window treatment won’t fit perfectly, and gaps may stand out. A custom-made plantation shutter will be made to the exact dimensions of your window and will fit right up against frame, meaning your windows treatments will be the height of style, function, and energy efficiency. Also, the custom-made approach is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Efficient  

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

At the height of energy efficiency are our Polywood shutters. They add an additional layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers lock in tight to prevent unwanted heat loss. Consequently, our Polywood plantation shutters are 70% more efficient than hardwood plantation shutters and over 1200% more efficient than aluminum blinds. 

Sunburst Is Your Source For Premium Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you’ve evaluated the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, the next step is to call Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood plantation shutters, and you can see how they will improve your windows for years to come. Call 732-301-6168 to set up your in-home consultation.