Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Dan Taylor When looking into plantation shutters in Atlanta, homeowners have the choice 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 Atlanta, we carry Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match your window treatment needs. Find out how faux wood shutters compare with wood shutters. From their materials to their ease of cleaning and more. Materials Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic composite that provides added energy efficiency and durability. We developed this faux wood shutter 25+ years ago to provide you with a high quality plantation shutter to rival any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are crafted from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter brings the natural feel of wood to any room in your Atlanta home. Energy Efficiency Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Atlanta. And when it comes to plantation shutters, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 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 tops their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are made from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t chip. 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 nation. 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 Atlanta 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 slightly damp rag. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are offered in three premium white paints in addition to a selection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color style. The color on these faux wood shutters never fades thanks to a high quality paint with UV inhibitors. 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 crafted to fit your window or door seamlessly. Our specialists measure the window to create shutter panels that are exquisite and work without a hitch. Special Shapes Whether your Atlanta home has circle windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit seamlessly. Our experts take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our advanced computer software and over 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 Details On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Atlanta and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 404-962-8517 or fill out the form below today!