Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Nashville

Stefano Diotaiuti

Custom-fitted faux wood shutters may appear like a good option, but it’s sometimes tough to decide what to do without evaluating the issue from every angle. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Nashville?


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

Traditional sunroom with faux wood shutters in Nashville.
Plantation shutters feature louvers that move up and down with either a hidden or center tilt rod. People have used plantation shutters for decades to help control sunlight and ventilation. They have been used in almost every design trend, from ultra-spartan minimalism to traditional designs. Their functionality, streamlined look, and design neutrality help you transform your home from a dated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.


The capability of interior shutters to conform to any design scheme is particularly evident when they’re crafted 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 all your other design elements, you won’t have to budget for the additional expense of new window treatments.

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


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

When comparing custom-made faux wood shutters to blinds and shades — particularly those from big-box home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that plantation shutters are slightly more expensive. At the outset, you might consider that as a con.


However, quality faux wood interior shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive because they offer more value. Our faux wood plantation shutters are so durable they will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to be moisture-, pest-, and fire-resistant, and will never become warped, cracked, or yellowed. As a matter of 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 purchase a an energy-efficient layer that is characteristic of the treatment. Just lower the louvers and you’ll block the heat loss that naturally occurs with your windows. This keeps the temperature more comfortable in your home and helps your thermostat keep up with the weather. Our plantation 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

Cozy living room with our Polywood shutters in Nashville.


There’s a reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters have been called one of the most durable shutters on the market. Our shutters are guaranteed to never have any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation, and we back that up with a lifetime warranty. We ensure your faux wood plantation shutters will be just as beautiful and energy efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to other treatments, and you’ll have a new appreciation of the craftsmanship of quality faux wood plantation shutters. other window treatments will start to show their age by losing slats or become impossible to clean over the years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look wonderful until you choose to uninstall them.


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

 Alt text: Bedroom with interior shutters.  
One advantage of buying a DIY window treatment from a big-box store is that you can toss it up right after you buy it. Faux wood plantation shutters, however, 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 be convenient if you’re trying to just cover a window before your mother-in-law’s visit this Saturday.

But having your shutters custom-fitted is worth the negligible wait. Even if your house is new, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY blind or shade won’t fit properly, and those gaps and slight imperfections may be evident. But,a custom-fitted plantation shutter will be crafted to the your window’s exact measurements and will fit right up against frame, meaning your window treatments will be elegant, functional, and energy efficient. Also, the custom-made 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 block airflow and mitigate the problems with heat loss. This keeps your home comfortable and your energy bills low and makes plantation shutters a wonderful option over other window treatments. Faux wood plantation shutters are even better because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

The pinnacle of energy efficiency are our Polywood shutters. They add another 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 Quality Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you’ve evaluated the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, give Sunburst Shutters Nashville a call. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you can see for yourself how they will enhance your windows for decades to come. Give us a call at 615-236-8530 to set up your in-home consultation with us.