Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Honolulu

Darren Wong

Custom-crafted faux wood shutters may appear like an excellent choice, but it’s sometimes tough to make a change without considering all sides of the issue. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Honolulu?


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Beautifully In Many Types of Decor

Airy sunroom with faux wood shutters in Honolulu.
Plantation shutters feature large louvers that move up and down with a tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for years to control sunlight and ventilation. Shutters have been incorporated into almost every design trend, from minimalistic to more eclectic designs. Their practical functionality, simple lines, and neutral design will change your house from an outdated one to one that is more current.


The capability of interior shutters to work with any design style is particularly evident when they’re made from faux wood. Unlike other treatments, like aluminum blinds, that will show their age through yellowing and cracking, 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 add in the additional expense of window treatments.

When evaluating the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Honolulu, you should definitely add flexibility to the “pro” column.


Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost More Than Aluminum Blinds

When comparing custom-fitted faux wood interior shutters to other window treatments — especially those from the big name home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that shutters are a little bit more expensive. At the outset, you could consider that as an immediate con.


However, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive because you get so much more out of them. Our durable faux wood plantation shutters will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to resist moisture, pests, and fire, and will never warp, crack, or yellow. In fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — something you won’t see on cheaper blinds or shades.

Included in the cost of our Polywood shutters, you also get a layer of energy efficiency that is characteristic of them. Just lower the shutter louvers and you’ll prevent the heat loss that naturally happens with your windows. This keeps your rooms feeling more comfortable and helps your thermostat keep up with the weather. Our shutters take it 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

Warm living room with Polywood shutters in Honolulu.


Our faux wood Polywood shutters have been called one of the most durable interior shutters on the market for excellent reason. Our shutters will never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and they’re backed by a lifetime warranty. We ensure your faux wood plantation shutters will be as attractive and efficient as they were when first installed on your windows.

Compare that to other window treatments, and you’ll have a new understanding of the workmanship of premium faux wood shutters. Other treatments will lose slats or become dingy and discolored over the years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look beautiful until you choose to uninstall them.


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

 Plantation shutters in Honolulu bedroom.  
One of the benefits of getting a set of DIY blinds from a home improvement store is that you can install it immediately 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 they are installed. That may not be convenient if you’re attempting to cover a window for Friday’s dinner party.

But having a window treatment 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 properly, and gaps may be evident. But,a custom-fitted plantation shutter will be made to the your window’s exact measurements and will fit right up against the window frame, meaning you won’t lose anything in style, functionality or energy efficiency. Also, the custom-made method is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Efficient  

One advantage of interior shutters is that they help block airflow and mitigate heat loss. This keeps your home’s temperature constant and your utility bills down and makes plantation shutters a wonderful option over other window treatments. Faux wood window treatments are a step up because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the peak of energy efficiency. They add another layer of weather stripping that ensures your louvers lock in tight to block unwanted 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 Premium Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you’ve considered the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, the next step is to reach out to Sunburst Shutters Honolulu. We’ll bring you samples of our popular Polywood faux wood plantation shutters, and you can see how they will enhance your windows for years to come. Give us a call at 808-797-2004 to set up your in-home consultation with us.