Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters

Neil 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

Faux Wood Shutters In blue Charlotte Living Room

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 more than 50 years 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, just 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 with ease. 

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 35+ 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!