Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Danielle Micich When considering plantation shutters in Fort Lauderdale, homeowners have their pick 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 Fort Lauderdale, we bring you Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match your window treatment needs. Let’s look at how faux wood shutters compare to real wood shutters. From their ease of cleaning to their energy efficiency and more. Materials Polywood shutters are constructed from a synthetic composite that provides increased energy efficiency and durability. We developed this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to provide you with a high quality plantation shutter that competes with any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are made from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter brings the natural feel of wood to any room in your Fort Lauderdale home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Fort Lauderdale. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than similar wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary when it comes to energy efficiency as the only window treatment to top their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are built from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They maintain their integrity longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 50 years with adequate care. 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 Fort Lauderdale residence. Cleaning You can dust both faux and wood shutters easily. 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. And we bring you a selection 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 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 seamlessly. Our specialists measure the window to create shutter panels that are elegant and operate flawlessly. Special Shapes Whether your Fort Lauderdale home has circle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your choice of plantation shutters to fit seamlessly. Our specialists consider every curve and angle. And with our latest computer software and 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 information about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Fort Lauderdale and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 561-440-8535 or fill out the form below today!