Shutters in a bedroom

Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Phoenix

October 21, 2015
When considering plantation shutters in Phoenix, homeowners have their pick 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. 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 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 to rival 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 . 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 upkeep.

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 house.

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, simply wipe faux and wood shutters with a rag that’s barely damp. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters.

Colors

Polywood shutters come in three premium white paints as well as 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 crafted to fit your window or door seamlessly. Our experts measure the window to design shutter panels that are exquisite and function flawlessly. 

Special Shapes

Whether your Phoenix home has triangle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit perfectly. Our experts consider every curve and angle. And with our state-of-the-art 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


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