Custom shutters in a living room

Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Honolulu

January 14, 2020

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

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Well With Many Design Schemes

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 plantation shutters for years to help control sunlight and ventilation. Shutters have been incorporated into almost every design trend, from minimalistic to eclectic designs. Their practical functionality, simple lines, and neutral design will change your home from an outdated one to one that is more current.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 treatments such as 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 redo furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting fixtures, you won’t have to worry about the additional expense of window treatments.

When debating the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Honolulu, 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 other window treatments — especially those from big-box home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that shutters are a little bit more expensive. At the outset, you might consider that as a con.

But, quality plantation 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 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 find on cheaper blinds or shades.

Included in the cost of our Polywood shutters, you also receive 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 maintains a constant temperature in your home and stops your thermostat from working overtime. Our Polywood shutters even go 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

Warm living room with Polywood shutters in Honolulu.

There’s a reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters have been called one of the most durable plantation shutters on the market. We guarantee that our shutters will never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and back that up with 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 start to have a new understanding of the workmanship of premium faux wood plantation shutters. Other treatments will start to 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 big-box store is that you can install it immediately after you buy it. However, faux wood shutters are custom-fitted, and it can take approximately 3-6 weeks for them to be installed. That may not be convenient if you’re attempting to just slap something up to cover your naked windows.

But having a window treatment custom-fitted is worth the negligible wait. Unless your house is newly built, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY blind or shade won’t fit properly, and gaps may be evident. On the other hand,a custom-fitted plantation shutter will be made to the your window’s exact measurements 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-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 even better 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 Source For Premium Faux Wood Shutters 

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

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