Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Collins Jones When considering plantation shutters in Dallas, homeowners have the choice 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 Dallas, we offer 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 energy efficiency to their materials and more. Materials Polywood shutters are constructed from a synthetic composite that leads to increased energy efficiency and durability. We created this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to bring you a high quality plantation shutter that competes with 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 Dallas home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Dallas. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters insulate 70% better than equivalent 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 chip. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for 50+ with appropriate 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 Dallas house. Cleaning Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, if you encounter stains, dirt, and other marks, just wipe faux and wood shutters with a rag that’s barely damp. You’ll want to quickly dry wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints in addition to a range 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 crafted to fit your window or door perfectly. Our professionals measure the window to construct shutter panels that are elegant and work without a hitch. Special Shapes Whether your Dallas home has circle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit just right. Our experts take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our state-of-the-art computer software and over 40 years of experience, we construct 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 specifics about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Dallas and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below today!