Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Fort Myers

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

Custom-crafted faux wood plantation shutters may appear appealing, but it can be difficult to decide what to do without looking at the issue from every angle. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Fort Myers?


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Beautifully In Many Design Styles

Airy sunroom with interior shutters in Fort Myers.
Plantation shutters feature large louvers that move up and down with a tilt rod. People have used these types of shutters for ages to control sunlight and ventilation. Shutters have been used in almost every type of design, from ultra-spartan minimalism to more eclectic styles. Their functionality, streamlined look, and neutral appearance help you transform the look of your home from an outdated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.


The capability of shutters to conform to any design scheme is particularly useful when they’re made from faux wood. Unlike treatments such as aluminum blinds that will yellow and crack as they age, our Polywood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your house and redo all your other design elements, you won’t have to worry about the extra expense of new window treatments.

When debating the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Fort Myers, you should definitely chalk up style flexibility as a “pro.”


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

When comparing custom-made faux wood interior shutters to blinds and shades — especially those from the big name home improvement stores — you’ll probably see that custom-fitted shutters are a little bit more expensive. Right off the bat, you might view that as an immediate con.


However, quality faux wood interior shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more because you get so much more out of them. The durability of faux wood means that your shutters will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to resist moisture, pests, and fire, 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 see on cheaper blinds or shades.

With the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also receive a layer of energy efficiency that is unique to the treatment. Just lower 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 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 Shutters Can Last A Lifetime

Warm living room with our Polywood shutters in Fort Myers.


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 are guaranteed to 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 in the beginning.

Compare that to other window treatments, and you’ll have a new understanding of the craftsmanship of premium faux wood shutters. Other treatments will lose slats or become dingy and discolored over the years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look beautiful until you choose to uninstall them.


Con: It Can Take Several Weeks To Make Your Faux Wood Shutters

 Interior shutters in Fort Myers bedroom.  
One advantage of buying a set of DIY shades from a home improvement store is that you can toss it up right after you buy it. Polywood shutters, however, are usually custom-crafted and can take several weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time your shutters are installed. That timeframe may not be convenient if you’re attempting to cover a window for Friday’s dinner party.

But having a window treatment custom-fitted is worth the wait. Even if your house is new, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY window treatment won’t fit properly, and gaps may be evident. On the other hand,a custom-made plantation shutter will be made to the your window’s exact measurements and will fit right up against frame, meaning your windows treatments will be the height of style, function, and energy efficiency. Also, the custom-fitted method is the only way to go for your specialty windows.


Pro: Polywood Shutters Are Energy Efficient  

One benefit of interior shutters is that they help stop airflow and prevent the problems with heat loss. This helps to keep your home comfortable and your utility bills low and sets plantation shutters apart from blinds and shades. Faux wood plantation shutters are even better because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the peak of energy efficiency. They add another layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers close tightly to block 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 Preferred Source For Premium Faux Wood Plantation Shutters 

Now that you know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, give Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers a call. We’ll visit with samples of our popular Polywood faux wood plantation shutters, and you ’ll immediately see how they will improve your windows for decades to come. Just call 239-208-6577 to set up your in-home consultation with us.