Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Matt Thelander When it comes to plantation shutters in Salt Lake City, homeowners have the option 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 Salt Lake City, we offer Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to meet 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 crafted from a synthetic composite that provides increased energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to provide you with a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are made from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter delivers the classic look of wood to any room in your Salt Lake City home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are hands down the most energy efficient window treatment in Salt Lake City. And when it comes to plantation shutters, 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 since the only window treatment to top their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are crafted from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last over 50 years with proper 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 Salt Lake City home. 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 slightly damp rag. Wipe off any remaining residue with a dry cloth – especially on wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are offered in three premium white paints. And we bring you a selection 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 fashioned to fit your window or door seamlessly. Our experts measure the window to create shutter panels that are exquisite and operate without a hitch. Special Shapes Whether your Salt Lake City home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit seamlessly. Our experts account for every curve and angle. And with our state-of-the-art computer software and over 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 information about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Salt Lake City and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 801-515-3598 or fill out the form below today!