Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In San Jose

Curtis Orton

Custom-fitted faux wood window treatments may look like an excellent choice, but it can be difficult to make a change without evaluating all sides of the issue. So, what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in San Jose?


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

Traditional sunroom with interior shutters in San Jose.
Plantation shutters feature large louvers that can be adjusted, usually by a center tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for ages to control light and airflow. They have been incorporated into almost every design trend, from minimalistic to eclectic styles. Their practical functionality, clean lines, and design neutrality assist you in changing your house from an outdated style to one that works better for your current needs.


The capability of interior shutters to complement any design style is particularly evident when they are made from faux wood. Unlike other treatments, like aluminum blinds, that will yellow and crack as they age, faux wood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your home and change out furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting fixtures, you won’t have to budget for the additional expense of window treatments.

When considering the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in San Jose, you should definitely put flexibility as a firm “pro.”


Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost More Than Aluminum Blinds

When comparing custom-fitted faux wood interior shutters to blinds and shades — especially those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that custom-fitted shutters are slightly more expensive. At the outset, you might count that as an immediate con.


But, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more because you get so much more out of them. The durability of faux wood means that your plantation 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 get on cheaper blinds or shades.

Along with the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also receive a layer of energy efficiency that is characteristic of them. Just close the shutter louvers and you’ll block the heat loss that naturally takes place with your windows. This maintains a constant temperature in your home and may even help lower your utility bills. Our plantation shutters even offer an added layer of weather stripping, so you know you’re getting peak energy efficiency.


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

Comfortable living room with our Polywood shutters in San Jose.


Our faux wood Polywood shutters have been called one of the most durable interior shutters on the market for good reason. Our shutters are guaranteed to never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and we back that up with a lifetime warranty. Your Polywood shutters will be as attractive and efficient as they were when first installed on your windows.

Compare that to other window treatments, and you’ll have a new understanding of the workmanship of premium faux wood plantation shutters. Other treatments will start to show their age by losing slats or become dingy and discolored after a few years. But Polywood shutters will always look attractive until you decide to uninstall them.


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

 Plantation shutters in San Jose bedroom.  
One of the benefits of purchasing a set of DIY blinds from a chain store is that you can put it up immediately after you buy it. Faux wood plantation shutters, however, 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 may not work if you’re attempting to cover a window for this weekend’s get-together.

But having a window treatment custom-made is worth the 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 properly, and slight imperfections may stand out. But,a custom-crafted plantation shutter will be made to the exact dimensions and will fit perfectly in 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 benefit of interior shutters is that they help stop airflow and mitigate the problems with heat loss. This keeps your home comfortable and your energy bills low and sets plantation shutters apart from blinds and shades. Faux wood shutters are even better 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 makes sure your louvers lock in tight to stop 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 Premium Faux Wood Shutters 

Now that you’ve considered the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, the next step is to call Sunburst Shutters San Jose. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood shutters, and you can see how they will improve your windows for decades to come. Give us a call at 916-542-1305 to set up your appointment with us.