Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Todd Hansen When it comes to plantation shutters in Orlando, homeowners have the choice of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. The differences between these types of plantation shutters go beyond the material they’re made of. At Sunburst Shutters Orlando, we carry Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to meet 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 constructed from a synthetic composite that provides increased energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter 25+ years ago to bring you a high quality plantation shutter that competes with any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are constructed from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter adds the natural feel of wood to any room in your Orlando home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are hands down the most energy efficient window treatment in Orlando. And when it comes to plantation shutters, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary when it comes to energy efficiency . The only window treatment that tops their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are made from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t chip. They outlast traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 50 years with adequate 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 highest grade when it comes to durability and will last decades in your Orlando home. Cleaning It’s easy to dust both faux and wood shutters. However, when it comes 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 come in three premium white paints as well as a collection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color scheme. We apply a high quality paint that contains UV inhibitors so the color never fades. 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 specialists measure the window to design shutter panels that are elegant and function flawlessly. Special Shapes Whether your Orlando home has circle windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit seamlessly. Our specialists take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our state-of-the-art computer software and over 40 years of experience, we fashion your real wood and faux wood shutters to the exact measurements 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 details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Orlando and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below today!