Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Steve Hill When considering plantation shutters in Detroit, 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 Detroit, we bring you Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to meet your window treatment needs. We compare faux wood shutters side by side with 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 developed this faux wood shutter more than 25 years ago to bring you a high quality plantation shutter to rival any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are made from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter adds the warmth of wood to any room in your Detroit home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Detroit. And when it comes to plantation shutters, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. And our wood shutters are no slouch when it comes to energy efficiency since the only window treatment to top their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are built from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 50 years with appropriate upkeep. Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in the US. And with both types of joints (mortise-and-tenon and dowel), these wood shutters are top quality in durability and will last decades in your Detroit residence. Cleaning It’s easy to dust both faux and wood shutters. 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 come in three premium white paints as well as 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 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 just right. Our specialists measure the window to construct shutter panels that are elegant and function without a hitch. Special Shapes Whether your Detroit home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your choice of plantation shutters to fit seamlessly. Our experts take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our latest computer software and 35+ years of experience, we craft your real wood and faux wood shutters to the exact measurements 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 Specifics On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Detroit and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 248-429-9294 or fill out the form below today!