Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Kimball 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 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 best in their class for 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!