Shutters in a bedroom

Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Clearwater

October 21, 2015
When searching for plantation shutters in Clearwater, homeowners have the choice of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. The differences between these types of plantation shutters go beyond the material they’re made of. At Sunburst Shutters Clearwater, we bring you Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match your window treatment needs. Let’s look at how faux wood shutters compare to real wood shutters. From their energy efficiency to their materials and more.
 

Materials

Faux Wood Shutters In pretty Clearwater Living Room

Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic composite that leads to added energy efficiency and durability. We created this faux wood shutter 25+ years ago to provide you with a high quality plantation shutter that competes with any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are made from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter brings the natural feel of wood to any room in your Clearwater home.

Energy Efficiency

Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Clearwater. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than comparable wood shutters. That’s not to say our wood shutters are inefficient . The only window treatment that tops their efficiency are Polywood shutters.

Durability

Polywood shutters are constructed from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t warp. They outlast traditional wood shutters. They can last over 50 years with adequate maintenance.

Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in the nation. And with both types of joints (mortise-and-tenon and dowel), these wood shutters are the highest grade when it comes to durability and will last decades in your Clearwater home.

Cleaning

You can dust both faux and wood shutters easily. However, if you encounter stains, dirt, and other marks, all you have to do is wipe faux and wood shutters with a lightly moistened rag. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters.

Colors

Polywood shutters come in three premium white paints in addition to a collection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color style. We apply a high quality paint that contains UV inhibitors so the color never fades. Ovation wood shutters look stunning when stained with one of our 28 wood stains.

Custom Built

Both faux wood shutters and wood shutters are custom fashioned to fit your window or door perfectly. Our experts measure the window to create shutter panels that are elegant and operate with ease. 

Special Shapes

Whether your Clearwater home has circle windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit just right. Our experts take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our latest computer software and 40+ years of experience, we craft your real wood and faux wood shutters to the specifications of your specialty shaped window.

 

Summary: Polywood Shutters vs. Ovation Wood Shutters

  Polywood Shutters Ovation Wood Shutters

Materials

Synthetic composite

Teak

Energy Efficiency

Highest (insulates 70% better than equivalent wood shutter)

High

Durability

50+ years

50+ years

Cleaning

Dusting, wipe spots with damp rag

Dusting, wipe spots with damp rag

Colors

Premium white paints, custom color matching paints

11 Paint colors, 28 wood stains

Custom Built

All custom made

All custom made

Special Shapes

Arch, circle, octagon, triangle, french door

Arch, circle, octagon, triangle, french door


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