Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters

Greg Arnett
When considering plantation shutters in Phoenix, homeowners have the option 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 Phoenix, we carry Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match your window treatment needs. We compare faux wood shutters side by side with wood shutters. From their ease of cleaning to their energy efficiency and more.
 

Materials

Faux Wood Shutters In modern Phoenix Living Room

Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic composite that results in added energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter 25+ years ago to bring you a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are built from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter adds the warmth of wood to any room in your Phoenix home.

Energy Efficiency

Shutters are hands down the most energy efficient window treatment in Phoenix. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 70% better than comparable wood shutters. And our wood shutters are no slouch when it comes to energy efficiency since 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 more than 50 years with appropriate care.

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 Phoenix residence.

Cleaning

It’s easy to dust both faux and wood shutters. 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. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters.

Colors

Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints. And we bring you a variety of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color palette. UV inhibitors in the paint we apply on Polywood ensure that the color on these shutters doesn’t fade. Ovation wood shutters are best 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 just right. Our experts measure the window to design shutter panels that are exquisite and operate flawlessly. 

Special Shapes

Whether your Phoenix home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit perfectly. Our experts take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our latest computer software and 35+ years of experience, we fashion your real wood and faux wood shutters to the detailed specs 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 Phoenix and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below today!