Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Tyler Jorgensen When looking into plantation shutters in Austin, homeowners have the option of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. At Sunburst Shutters Austin, we carry Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to meet your window treatment needs. Let’s look at how faux wood shutters compare to real wood shutters. From their energy efficiency to their materials and more. Materials Polywood shutters are made from a synthetic composite that results in increased energy efficiency and durability. We developed this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to give you a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are crafted from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter brings the warmth of wood to any room in your Austin home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Austin. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than comparable wood shutters. That’s not to say our wood shutters are inefficient as the only window treatment that tops their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are constructed from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t warp. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last over 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 best in their class for durability and will last decades in your Austin residence. Cleaning It’s easy to dust both faux and wood shutters. However, when it comes to stains, dirt, and other marks, all you have to do is wipe faux and wood shutters with a rag that’s barely damp. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are available 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 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 create shutter panels that are elegant and function with ease. Special Shapes Whether your Austin home has circle windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit just right. Our specialists account for every curve and angle. And with our advanced computer software and over 35 years of experience, we craft your real wood and faux wood shutters to the specifications 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 Austin and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 512-549-6077 or fill out the form below today!