Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters

Eric 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

Faux Wood Shutters In pretty Destin Living Room

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 35+ 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!