Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters

Gary Harding
When searching for plantation shutters in Denver, homeowners have the option of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. At Sunburst Shutters Denver, we bring you 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 Denver Living Room

Polywood shutters are made from a synthetic composite that provides added energy efficiency and durability. We created this faux wood shutter more than 25 years ago to provide you with a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are constructed from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter brings the warmth of wood to any room in your Denver home.

Energy Efficiency

Shutters are hands down the most energy efficient window treatment in Denver. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than comparable wood shutters. That’s not to say our wood shutters are inefficient as the only window treatment that exceeds their efficiency are Polywood shutters.

Durability

Polywood shutters are constructed 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 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 the highest grade when it comes to durability and will last decades in your Denver house.

Cleaning

You can dust both faux and wood shutters easily. However, when it comes to stains, dirt, and other marks, all you have to do is wipe faux and wood shutters with a rag that’s barely damp. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters.

Colors

Polywood shutters are offered in three premium white paints. And we bring you a collection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color style. UV inhibitors in the paint we apply on Polywood ensure that the color on these shutters doesn’t fade. 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 fashioned to fit your window or door seamlessly. Our experts measure the window to create shutter panels that look beautiful and work without a hitch. 

Special Shapes

Whether your Denver home has triangle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your choice of plantation shutters to fit just right. Our experts account for every curve and angle. And with our advanced computer software and 35+ years of experience, we build your real wood and faux wood shutters to the detailed specs 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 Denver and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 720-538-0182 or fill out the form below today!