Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Jacksonville

Kevin McCormack

Custom-crafted faux wood window treatments may seem like a good option, but it can be difficult to make a decision without looking at all aspects of the issue. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Jacksonville?


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Complement Multiple Types of Decor

Traditional sunroom with faux wood shutters in Jacksonville.
Plantation shutters feature louvers that move up and down with a tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for decades to control sun glare and airflow. They have been used in almost every design trend, from modern to more eclectic design styles. Their functionality, clean lines, and neutral appearance help you transform your house from a dated style to one that works better for your current needs.


The capability of plantation shutters to complement any type of décor is particularly evident when they’re crafted from faux wood. Unlike aluminum blinds that will become discolored and cracked with age, faux wood 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 extra expense of window treatments.

When considering the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Jacksonville, 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-crafted faux wood plantation shutters to blinds and shades — particularly those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that shutters cost a little bit more. Right off the bat, you might be inclined to consider that as an immediate con.


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

Along with the cost of our plantation shutters, you also purchase a layer of energy efficiency that is unique to them. Just close the shutter louvers and you’ll block the heat loss that naturally takes place with your windows. This keeps your rooms feeling more comfortable and may even help lower your utility bills. Our Polywood shutters even go 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 Are Guaranteed To Last A Lifetime

Comfortable living room with our Polywood shutters in Jacksonville.


There’s an excellent reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters have been called one of the most durable shutters on the market. We guarantee that our shutters will never have any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation, and stand behind them with a lifetime warranty. Your Polywood shutters will be as attractive and energy efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to other window treatments, and you’ll discover a new appreciation of the craftsmanship of premium faux wood shutters. other window treatments will lose slats or become dingy and discolored after a while. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look wonderful until you choose to take them down.


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

 Plantation shutters in Jacksonville bedroom.  
One of the benefits of purchasing a DIY window treatment from a home improvement store is that you can put it up the same day you buy it. However, faux wood plantation shutters are usually custom-fitted 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 attempting to just cover a window before your mother-in-law’s visit this Saturday.

But having a window treatment custom-crafted is worth the negligible wait. Even if your house is new, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY treatment won’t line up properly, and slight imperfections may stand out. A custom-made plantation shutter will be made to the exact dimensions of your window and will fit right up against frame, meaning your windows treatments will be the height of style, function, and energy efficiency. Also, the custom-crafted method is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.


Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Efficient  

One of the benefits of plantation shutters is that they help block airflow and mitigate heat loss. This keeps your home’s temperature constant and your utility bills down and sets plantation shutters apart from blinds and shades. Faux wood window treatments are a step up because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the pinnacle of energy efficiency. They add an additional layer of weather stripping that ensures your louvers close tightly to prevent 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 Plantation Shutters 

Now that you know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, the next step is to call Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville. We’ll bring you samples of our popular Polywood plantation shutters, and you can see how they will improve your windows for decades to come. Give us a call at 904-289-1663 to set up your appointment with us.