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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Virginia Beach

January 14, 2020

Custom-fitted faux wood plantation shutters may seem appealing, but it’s sometimes tough to make a change without evaluating all aspects of the issue. So, what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Virginia Beach?

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

Sunroom with faux wood shutters in Virginia Beach.

Plantation shutters feature louvers that raise and lower with either a hidden or center tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for decades to help regulate light and airflow. Shutters have been incorporated into almost every type of design, from minimalistic to eclectic styles. Their functionality, streamlined look, and neutral design assist you in changing your home from an outdated one to one that is a better fit for your needs.

The ability of interior shutters to work with any type of décor is particularly useful when they are constructed from faux wood. Unlike aluminum blinds that will show their age through yellowing and cracking, our Polywood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your rooms and revamp furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting fixtures, you won’t have to worry about the additional cost of new window treatments.

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

Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost Slightly More Than Aluminum Blinds

When comparing custom-made faux wood shutters to other window treatments — especially those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll probably see that shutters cost a little bit more. At first glance, you could consider that as an immediate con.

However, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more because you get so much more out of them. 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 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 our plantation shutters, you also receive a an energy-efficient layer that is characteristic of them. Just close the shutter louvers and you’ll prevent the heat loss that naturally occurs with your glass windows. This keeps your rooms feeling more comfortable and helps your thermostat keep up with the weather. Our Polywood shutters even go one step further with an added layer of weather stripping, so you be confident you’re getting the highest degree of energy efficiency.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Guaranteed To Last A Lifetime

Cozy living room with our Polywood shutters in Virginia Beach.

There’s a good reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters are known as one of the most durable types of shutters on the market. Our shutters will never have any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation, 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.

Compare that to other treatments, and you’ll have a new appreciation of the workmanship of premium faux wood shutters. blinds or shades will lose slats or become dingy and discolored after a while. But Polywood shutters will always look wonderful until you decide to uninstall them.

Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Make Your Shutters  
Interior shutters in Virginia Beach bedroom.

One of the benefits of buying a set of DIY blinds from a big-box store is that you can toss it up the same day you buy it. However, faux wood plantation shutters 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 timeframe may not work if you’re attempting to cover a window for this weekend’s get-together.

But having your shutters custom-fitted is worth the short wait. Even if your house is a new build, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY blind or shade won’t fit perfectly, and gaps may be evident. But,a custom-crafted shutter will be sized 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-crafted route is the only way to go for your specialty windows.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Efficient  

One of the benefits of interior shutters is that they help block airflow and prevent the problems with heat loss. This helps to keep your home’s temperature constant and your energy bills low and makes plantation shutters a wonderful option over blinds and shades. Faux wood window treatments are an even better choice because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

At the peak of energy efficiency are our Polywood shutters. They add another layer of weather stripping that ensures your louvers close tightly 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 Plantation Shutters 

Now that you’ve evaluated the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, give Sunburst Shutters Virginia Beach a call. We’ll bring you samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you ’ll immediately see how they will enhance your windows for decades to come. Call 757-210-6448 to set up your appointment with us.