Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Greg 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 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 40+ 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!