Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Cory Cryer When searching for plantation shutters in Houston, 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 Houston, we offer 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 energy efficiency to their materials and more. Materials Polywood shutters are made from a synthetic composite that provides the most energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter more than 25 years ago to give you a high quality plantation shutter that competes with any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are crafted from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter brings the natural feel of wood to any room in your Houston home. Energy Efficiency Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Houston. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. That’s not to say our wood shutters are inefficient . The only window treatment that exceeds their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are crafted from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t warp. They maintain their integrity longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 50 years with appropriate upkeep. Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in the US. 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 Houston house. Cleaning It’s easy to dust both faux and wood shutters. However, if you encounter stains, dirt, and other marks, simply wipe faux and wood shutters with a slightly damp rag. Make sure to quickly dry the 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 style. UV inhibitors in the paint we apply on Polywood ensure that the color on these shutters doesn’t fade. 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 fashioned to fit your window or door just right. Our experts measure the window to construct shutter panels that look beautiful and work flawlessly. Special Shapes Whether your Houston home has triangle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit perfectly. Our specialists account for every curve and angle. And with our advanced computer software and 35+ years of experience, we craft 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 Specifics On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more specifics about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Houston and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below today!