Shutters in a bedroom

Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Southern California

October 21, 2015
When considering plantation shutters in Southern California, homeowners have the choice of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. At Sunburst Shutters Southern CA, we offer Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to fulfill your window treatment needs. Let’s look at how faux wood shutters compare to real wood shutters. From their ease of cleaning to their energy efficiency and more.
 

Materials

Faux Wood Shutters In blue Southern California Living Room

Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic composite that results in increased energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter 25+ years ago to provide you with a high quality plantation shutter to rival any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are made from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter adds the classic look of wood to any room in your Southern California home.

Energy Efficiency

Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Southern California. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters insulate 70% better than comparable wood shutters. That’s not to say our wood shutters are inefficient . The only window treatment to top their efficiency are Polywood shutters.

Durability

Polywood shutters are constructed from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for 50+ with adequate care.

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 best in their class for durability and will last decades in your Southern California house.

Cleaning

You can dust both faux and wood shutters easily. However, when it comes to stains, dirt, and other marks, just wipe faux and wood shutters with a slightly damp rag. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters.

Colors

Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints as well as a collection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color style. The color on these faux wood shutters never fades thanks to a high quality paint with UV inhibitors. 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 built to fit your window or door perfectly. Our professionals measure the window to create shutter panels that are elegant and work without a hitch. 

Special Shapes

Whether your Southern California home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your choice of plantation shutters to fit perfectly. Our professionals consider every curve and angle. And with our advanced computer software and over 40 years of experience, we construct 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 Details On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters

For more information 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!