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Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Austin

October 21, 2015
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 offer 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

Faux Wood Shutters In pretty Austin Living Room

Polywood shutters are made from a synthetic composite that leads to increased energy efficiency and durability. We created this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to provide you with a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are made 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 insulate 70% better than comparable wood shutters. And our wood shutters are no slouch when it comes to energy efficiency 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 outlast traditional wood shutters. They can last over 50 years with appropriate 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 top quality in 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 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 collection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color style. 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 fashioned to fit your window or door seamlessly. Our experts measure the window to create shutter panels that are exquisite and function without a hitch. 

Special Shapes

Whether your Austin home has circle windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit seamlessly. Our professionals account for every curve and angle. And with our advanced computer software and more than 40 years of experience, we construct 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


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