Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Tyler Jorgensen When looking into plantation shutters in San Antonio, 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 San Antonio, we bring you 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 energy efficiency to their materials and more. Materials Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic composite that results in added energy efficiency and durability. We developed this faux wood shutter more than 25 years ago to give you a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are built from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter delivers the natural feel of wood to any room in your San Antonio home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in San Antonio. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters insulate 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary when it comes to energy efficiency since 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 crack. They maintain their integrity longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for 50+ with appropriate maintenance. Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in money can buy. And with both types of joints (mortise-and-tenon and dowel), these wood shutters are top quality in durability and will last decades in your San Antonio house. Cleaning You can dust both faux and wood shutters easily. However, if the shutters are in an area prone to stains, dirt, and other marks, all you have to do is wipe faux and wood shutters with a rag that’s barely damp. You’ll want to quickly dry wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints as well as a variety 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 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 just right. Our specialists measure the window to construct shutter panels that look beautiful and function without a hitch. Special Shapes Whether your San Antonio home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit seamlessly. Our experts consider 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 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 Specifics On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in San Antonio and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 210-876-0377 or fill out the form below today!