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Whats in a Faux Wood Shutter?

December 18, 2017

“Faux wood” is a phrase that gets thrown around with regards to interior design, from siding to floors to window treatments. Technically, it just means “not wood, but similar to it.” Aside from that, you might not have any idea what you’re working with. So if you’re in the market for faux wood shutters, faux wood blinds, or any other kind of faux wood window treatment in Denver, what is it that you’re really using in your house?

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Sunburst Shutters Denver is here to help you discern the quality faux wood shutters from the not-so-quality ones. Here’s what you need to know.

Faux Wood Quality Ranges From Excellent To Shoddy

Faux wood is typically advertised as a more affordable version of hardwood, but a good amount of faux wood products would be better described as a “cheap” version of hardwood. The vast majority of faux wood is really just composite wood, which is a mix of wood fiber or wood chips, plastic, and glue, occasionally coated in vinyl. Almost all of these types of composite materials aren’t durable, aren’t able to block sound or heat loss, and will usually fade and lose their color after repeated exposure to UV rays.

Even worse, many faux wood shutters are hollowed out material, meaning they’re less durable, prone to chipping or breaking, and less effective at blocking heat loss through your windows.

So while you may think you’re helping your bottom line when you choose faux wood window treatments, are you actually benefiting from shutters you’ll probably need to replace in a few years? Is there much benefit to shutters that don’t help keep your home more comfortable or your utility bills lower?

Lucky for homeowners, not all faux wood shutters are made equal.

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What To Look For In a High Quality Faux Wood Shutter

There are 3 things you should look for in a good faux wood shutter:

  • Durable, moisture-proof material

  • No vinyl material on a wood chip base

  • An extended warranty

Sunburst’s Polywood® plantation shutters were invented to succeed where the majority of faux wood fails. Unlike cheaply built shutters made of wood chips and glue, Polywood shutters are constructed from our exclusive Polywood extruded material, created to withstand the most extreme elements and stand up to punishment that would make most shutters break down.

Polywood shutters are also completely solid all the way through, making them not only more durable and immune to cracking or chipping, but also better insulators to keep your home nice and cozy.

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And unlike the majority of faux wood shutter products, Polywood shutters come with an extensive Lifetime Warranty.

Some manufacturers may try to market their faux wood shutters as a similar “poly” material, but know that there’s only one Polywood®.

Get Denver’s Best Faux Wood Shutters

If you’re ready to graduate from low-quality faux wood shutters that don’t meet your needs, get in touch with Sunburst Denver today. Get a free in-home consultation using the form below or call us at 720-538-0182.

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