Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Atlanta

Dan Taylor

Custom-fitted faux wood shutters may look appealing, but it’s sometimes tough to make a decision without evaluating the issue from every angle. So, what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Atlanta?


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Well With Multiple Types of Decor

Airy sunroom with interior shutters in Atlanta.
Plantation shutters feature louvers that move up and down, usually by a center tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for ages to help regulate light and airflow. They have been used in almost every type of design, from ultra-spartan minimalism to traditional design styles. Their functionality, simple lines, and neutral appearance assist you in changing your home from an outdated one to one that is more current.


The ability of shutters to conform to any design scheme is particularly evident when they are made from faux wood. Unlike aluminum blinds that will become discolored and cracked with age, faux wood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your home and revamp furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting fixtures, you won’t have to worry about the additional expense of new window treatments.

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


Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost More Than Aluminum Blinds

When comparing custom-made faux wood plantation shutters to other window treatments — particularly those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll likely see that plantation shutters are a little bit more expensive. At first glance, you might be inclined to consider that as an automatic con.


But, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive because you get so much more out of them. Our faux wood shutters are so durable they will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to be moisture-, pest-, and fire-resistant, and will never warp, crack, or yellow. In fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — a guarantee you won’t see on cheaper window treatments.

With the cost of our plantation shutters, you also purchase a layer of energy efficiency that is characteristic of the treatment. Just close the shutter louvers and you’ll block the heat loss that naturally happens with your glass windows. This keeps your rooms feeling more comfortable and helps your thermostat keep up with the weather. Our shutters even go one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you can be sure to get peak energy efficiency.


Pro: Faux Wood Shutters Are Guaranteed To Last A Lifetime

Comfortable living room with our Polywood shutters in Atlanta.


There’s a reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters have a reputation as one of the most durable shutters on the market. Our shutters will never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and we back that up with a lifetime warranty. We ensure your faux wood plantation shutters will be as attractive and energy efficient as they were when first installed on your windows.

Compare that to other treatments, and you’ll have a new appreciation of the workmanship of quality faux wood plantation shutters. other window treatments will start to lose slats or become difficult to clean over the years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look attractive until you choose to take them down.


Con: It Can Take 3-6 Weeks To Make Your Shutters

 Interior shutters in Atlanta bedroom.  
One benefit of buying a DIY window treatment from a big-box store is that you can put it up immediately after you buy it. However, faux wood shutters are usually custom-made and can take 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’s visit this weekend.

But having your shutters custom-fitted is worth the short wait. Unless your house is a new build, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY treatment won’t line up properly, and slight imperfections may be evident. A custom-crafted plantation shutter will be crafted to the exact dimensions 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: Polywood Shutters Are Energy Efficient  

One advantage of plantation shutters is that they help block airflow and prevent heat loss. This keeps your home’s temperature constant and your utility bills down and sets plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. Faux wood shutters are even better because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the height of energy efficiency. They add another layer of weather stripping that ensures your louvers lock in tight to stop 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 Quality Faux Wood Plantation Shutters 

Now that you know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, contact Sunburst Shutters Atlanta. We’ll bring you samples of our popular Polywood faux wood plantation shutters, and you ’ll immediately see how they will improve your windows for decades to come. Call 404-962-8517 to set up your appointment with us.