Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Eric Ramsey When searching for plantation shutters in Gainesville, homeowners have the choice 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 Gainesville, we bring you Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match your window treatment needs. Let’s look at how faux wood shutters compare to real wood shutters. From their materials to their ease of cleaning and more. Materials Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic composite that provides added energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter more than 25 years ago to give you a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are crafted from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter brings the classic look of wood to any room in your Gainesville home. Energy Efficiency Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Gainesville. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. And our wood shutters are no slouch when it comes to energy efficiency since the only window treatment that exceeds their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are built from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t chip. They maintain their integrity longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for 50+ with proper maintenance. Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in money can buy. 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 Gainesville home. Cleaning Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, when it comes to stains, dirt, and other marks, just 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 palette. 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 perfectly. Our specialists measure the window to construct shutter panels that are exquisite and work without a hitch. Special Shapes Whether your Gainesville home has triangle windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit perfectly. Our professionals consider every curve and angle. And with our advanced computer software and more than 40 years of experience, we build 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 Information On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Gainesville and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 813-602-5966 or fill out the form below today!