Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Eric Ramsey When searching for plantation shutters in Destin, homeowners have their pick 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 Destin, we carry Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to fulfill your window treatment needs. We compare faux wood shutters side by side with wood shutters. From their ease of cleaning to their energy efficiency and more. Materials Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic composite that results in increased energy efficiency and durability. We developed this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to provide you with 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 Destin home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Destin. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than similar wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary when it comes to energy efficiency . The only window treatment that exceeds their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are made from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They maintain their integrity longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last over 50 years with proper 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 highest grade when it comes to durability and will last decades in your Destin house. Cleaning Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, if you encounter stains, dirt, and other marks, simply wipe faux and wood shutters with a rag that’s barely damp. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints in addition to a selection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color palette. UV inhibitors in the paint we apply on Polywood ensure that the color on these shutters doesn’t fade. 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 seamlessly. Our professionals measure the window to create shutter panels that are exquisite and work without a hitch. Special Shapes Whether your Destin home has triangle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit perfectly. Our specialists account for every curve and angle. And with our state-of-the-art computer software and 40+ years of experience, we build your real wood and faux wood shutters to the specifications 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 information about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Destin and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 850-203-0419 or fill out the form below today!