Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters

Kimball Jones
When it comes to plantation shutters in Southern California, homeowners have the choice of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. Yes, these plantation shutters are made of different materials. But that’s not the only thing that differentiates them. At Sunburst Shutters Southern CA, we carry Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match your window treatment needs. Find out how faux wood shutters compare with wood shutters. From their materials to their ease of cleaning and more.
 

Materials

Faux Wood Shutters In pretty Southern California Living Room

Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic composite that leads to the most energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to give you a high quality plantation shutter that competes with any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are crafted from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter delivers the classic look of wood to any room in your Southern California home.

Energy Efficiency

Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Southern California. And when it comes to plantation shutters, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than similar wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary when it comes to energy efficiency . The only window treatment that exceeds their efficiency are Polywood shutters.

Durability

Polywood shutters are crafted from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t chip. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 50 years with appropriate maintenance.

Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in the world. 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 Southern California residence.

Cleaning

Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, if the shutters are in an area prone to stains, dirt, and other marks, just wipe faux and wood shutters with a slightly damp rag. You’ll want to quickly dry wood shutters.

Colors

Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints as well as a range of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color style. UV inhibitors in the paint we apply on Polywood ensure that the color on these shutters doesn’t fade. Ovation wood shutters stand out 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 specialists measure the window to design shutter panels that are exquisite and function with ease. 

Special Shapes

Whether your Southern California home has triangle windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit just right. Our professionals consider every curve and angle. And with our advanced computer software and 35+ years of experience, we build 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


Get More Information On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters

For more specifics about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Southern California and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below today!