Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters

Steve 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

Faux Wood Shutters In pretty Detroit Living Room

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 50+ 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 stand out 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!