Shutters in a bedroom

Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Charlotte

October 21, 2015
When searching for plantation shutters in Charlotte, homeowners have the option 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 match 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 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 give you a high quality plantation shutter to rival any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are built from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter adds the classic look of wood to any room in your Charlotte home.

Energy Efficiency

Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Charlotte. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 70% better than similar wood shutters. And our wood shutters are no slouch when it comes to energy efficiency 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 outlast 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 the best in their class for durability and will last decades in your Charlotte house.

Cleaning

Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, when it comes to stains, dirt, and other marks, simply wipe faux and wood shutters with a slightly damp rag. You’ll want to quickly dry 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 scheme. UV inhibitors in the paint we apply on Polywood ensure that the color on these shutters doesn’t fade. 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 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 specialists take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our latest computer software and 40+ years of experience, we construct 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


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