Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters

Holly Perron
When it comes to plantation shutters in Boston, homeowners have the choice of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. At Sunburst Shutters Boston, we bring you Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match your window treatment needs. Let’s look at how faux wood shutters compare to real wood shutters. From their energy efficiency to their materials and more.
 

Materials

Faux Wood Shutters In pretty Boston Living Room

Polywood shutters are made from a synthetic composite that results in 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 crafted from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter adds the natural feel of wood to any room in your Boston home.

Energy Efficiency

Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Boston. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters insulate 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. And our wood shutters are no slouch when it comes to energy efficiency . The only window treatment to top 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 over 50 years with appropriate care.

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 top quality in durability and will last decades in your Boston residence.

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 slightly damp rag. You’ll want to quickly dry wood shutters.

Colors

Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints. And we bring you a selection 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 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 perfectly. Our professionals measure the window to design shutter panels that look beautiful and function with ease. 

Special Shapes

Whether your Boston home has triangle windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit perfectly. Our professionals take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our advanced computer software and over 35 years of experience, we construct 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 specifics about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Boston and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 781-352-2205 or fill out the form below today!