Shutters in a bedroom

Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Philadelphia

October 21, 2015
When searching for plantation shutters in Philadelphia, homeowners have the choice of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. 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

Faux Wood Shutters In pretty Philadelphia Living Room

Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic composite that results in 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 to rival any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are made from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter adds the natural feel of wood to any room in your Philadelphia home.

Energy Efficiency

Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Philadelphia. And when it comes to plantation shutters, our faux wood shutters insulate 70% better than comparable wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary when it comes to energy efficiency . The only window treatment to top their efficiency are Polywood shutters.

Durability

Polywood shutters are made from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They outlast 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 the nation. 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 residence.

Cleaning

Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, when it comes 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 are available in three premium white paints in addition to a variety of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color palette. We apply a high quality paint that contains UV inhibitors so the color never fades. 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 crafted to fit your window or door just right. Our professionals measure the window to design shutter panels that are exquisite and work without a hitch. 

Special Shapes

Whether your Philadelphia home has triangle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit seamlessly. Our professionals account for every curve and angle. And with our latest computer software and 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


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