Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters

Kimball Jones
When looking into plantation shutters in San Diego, homeowners have the option 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 Diego, we offer Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to fulfill your window treatment needs. Find out how faux wood shutters compare with wood shutters. From their energy efficiency to their materials and more.
 

Materials

Faux Wood Shutters In blue San Diego Living Room

Polywood shutters are constructed from a synthetic composite that leads to increased energy efficiency and durability. We developed this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to bring you a high quality plantation shutter that competes with any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are constructed from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter adds the warmth of wood to any room in your San Diego home.

Energy Efficiency

Shutters are hands down the most energy efficient window treatment in San Diego. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 70% better than comparable wood shutters. That’s not to say our wood shutters are inefficient . 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 last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 50 years with adequate 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 best in their class for durability and will last decades in your San Diego house.

Cleaning

Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, if you encounter stains, dirt, and other marks, all you have to do is wipe faux and wood shutters with a rag that’s barely damp. Wipe off any remaining residue with a dry cloth – especially on 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. We apply a high quality paint that contains UV inhibitors so the color never fades. Ovation wood shutters are best 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 just right. Our specialists measure the window to construct shutter panels that look beautiful and function without a hitch. 

Special Shapes

Whether your San Diego home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit perfectly. Our professionals consider every curve and angle. And with our advanced computer software and 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 Information On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters

For more information about Polywood or Ovation shutters in San Diego and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 858-956-5822 or fill out the form below today!