Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Holly Perron When it comes to plantation shutters in Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia, we bring you 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 materials to their ease of cleaning and more. Materials Polywood shutters are made from a synthetic composite that results in superior energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter more than 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 crafted from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter adds the natural feel of wood to any room in your Philadelphia home. Energy Efficiency Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Philadelphia. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters insulate 70% better than similar 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 built from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 50 years with proper upkeep. Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in money can buy. 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 Philadelphia house. Cleaning You can dust both faux and wood shutters easily. However, if the shutters are in an area prone to stains, dirt, and other marks, all you have to do is wipe faux and wood shutters with a lightly moistened rag. Wipe off any remaining residue with a dry cloth – especially on wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters come in three premium white paints in addition to a variety of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color palette. The color on these faux wood shutters never fades thanks to a high quality paint with UV inhibitors. Ovation wood shutters stand out 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 specialists measure the window to design shutter panels that are exquisite and work without a hitch. Special Shapes Whether your Philadelphia home has octagon 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 state-of-the-art computer software and 40+ years of experience, we fashion 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 Information On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Philadelphia and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 215-874-4897 or fill out the form below today!