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Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Las Vegas

January 14, 2020

Custom-made faux wood shutters may appear like a good option, but it can be tough to decide what to do without evaluating the issue from every angle. So, what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Las Vegas?

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

Sunroom with faux wood shutters in Las Vegas.

Plantation shutters feature louvers that can be adjusted, usually by a center tilt rod. People have used plantation shutters for decades to control sunlight and ventilation. Shutters have been used in almost every type of design, from ultra-spartan minimalism to eclectic styles. Their practical functionality, streamlined look, and neutral appearance will change your home from an outdated one to one that is more current.

The capability of shutters to conform to any design scheme is particularly useful when they are made from faux wood. Unlike other treatments, like aluminum blinds, that will yellow and crack as they age, our Polywood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your home and redo everything else, you won’t have to add in the extra expense of new window treatments.

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

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

When comparing custom-crafted faux wood plantation shutters to other window treatments — especially those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that custom-fitted shutters are slightly more expensive. Right off the bat, you could count that as a con.

However, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are more expensive because you get so much more out of them. Our faux wood 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 see on cheaper blinds or shades.

Along with the cost of our plantation shutters, you also purchase a an energy-efficient layer that is characteristic of them. 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 may even help lower your utility bills. Our plantation shutters even go one step further with 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

Warm living room with Polywood shutters in Las Vegas.

Our faux wood Polywood shutters have a reputation as one of the most durable shutters on the market for excellent reason. Our shutters are guaranteed to never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and they’re backed by a lifetime warranty. We ensure your faux wood plantation shutters will be as beautiful and efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to other treatments, and you’ll discover a new appreciation of the craftsmanship of quality faux wood interior shutters. blinds or shades will lose slats or become difficult to clean after a few years. But Polywood plantation shutters will always look attractive until you decide to take them down.

Con: It Can Take 3-6 Weeks To Custom-Make Your Plantation Shutters  
Plantation shutters in Las Vegas bedroom.

One benefit of getting a set of DIY shades from a home improvement store is that you can put it up immediately after you buy it. However, faux wood shutters are custom-fitted, and it can take approximately 3-6 weeks for them to be installed. That wait may not be convenient if you’re trying to cover a window for Saturday’s dinner party.

But having a window treatment custom-made is worth the wait. Even if your house is newly built, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY window treatment won’t line up properly, and gaps may be evident. But,a custom-fitted shutter will be crafted to the your window’s exact measurements and will fit snugly to frame, meaning your window treatments will be elegant, functional, and energy efficient. Also, the custom-fitted method is the only way to go for your specialty shaped windows.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Energy Efficient  

One advantage of plantation shutters is that they help stop airflow and mitigate 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 plantation shutters are an even better choice because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the peak of energy efficiency. They add an additional layer of weather stripping that ensures 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 Source For Quality Faux Wood Plantation Shutters 

Now that you know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, the next step is to contact Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood plantation shutters, and you can see how they will improve your windows for decades to come. Call 702-850-6619 to set up your appointment with us.

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