Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Las Vegas

Darik Neilson

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. 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 these types of shutters for years to help control sunlight and ventilation. Shutters have been used in almost every type of design, from ultra-spartan minimalism to eclectic styles. Their practical functionality, clean lines, and neutral appearance will change your home from an outdated one to one that is more current.


The capability of plantation shutters to complement any type of décor is particularly useful when they are crafted 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 rooms and redo furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting fixtures, you won’t have to worry about the additional cost of new window treatments.

When considering the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Las Vegas, 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 shutters to other window treatments — especially those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that shutters are slightly more expensive. Right off the bat, you might consider that as a con.


But, quality 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 find on cheaper blinds or shades.

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 happens with your windows. This keeps the temperature more comfortable in your home and may even help lower your utility bills. Our plantation shutters take it 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.


There’s a good reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters are known as one of the most durable interior 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. Your faux wood plantation shutters will be just 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 impossible 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 Craft Your Plantation Shutters

 Plantation shutters in Las Vegas bedroom.  
One benefit of getting a DIY window treatment from a home improvement 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 several weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time they are installed. That may not be convenient if you’re trying to cover a window for Saturday’s dinner party.

But having a window treatment custom-crafted is worth the short 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 made to the your window’s exact measurements and will fit right up against 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. 

At the peak of energy efficiency are our Polywood shutters. 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 Preferred Source For Quality Faux Wood Plantation Shutters 

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