Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Holly 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 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 since 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, simply wipe faux and wood shutters with a slightly damp rag. Make sure to quickly dry the 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 flawlessly. 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!