Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Neil Blackwelder When searching for plantation shutters in Charlotte, homeowners have their pick 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 Charlotte, we bring you Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to fulfill 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 results in increased energy efficiency and durability. We created this faux wood shutter more than 25 years ago to provide you with a high quality plantation shutter to rival any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are built from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter delivers the warmth of wood to any room in your Charlotte home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Charlotte. And when it comes to plantation shutters, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 70% better than similar wood shutters. That’s not to say our wood shutters are inefficient as the only window treatment that exceeds their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are crafted from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t chip. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for 50+ with adequate upkeep. 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 the best in their class for durability and will last decades in your Charlotte residence. Cleaning Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, if the shutters are in an area prone to stains, dirt, and other marks, simply wipe faux and wood shutters with a slightly damp rag. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters come in three premium white paints as well as a selection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color style. UV inhibitors in the paint we apply on Polywood ensure that the color on these shutters doesn’t fade. 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 built to fit your window or door perfectly. Our professionals measure the window to construct shutter panels that look beautiful and function flawlessly. Special Shapes Whether your Charlotte home has circle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your choice of plantation shutters to fit perfectly. Our professionals consider every curve and angle. And with our latest computer software and 40+ years of experience, we craft your real wood and faux wood shutters to the detailed specs 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 Details On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more specifics about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Charlotte and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 980-231-1116 or fill out the form below today!