Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Nate Gromen When it comes to plantation shutters in Cleveland, homeowners have their pick of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. At Sunburst Shutters Cleveland, we carry Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to fulfill your window treatment needs. Let’s look at how faux wood shutters compare to real wood shutters. From their ease of cleaning to their energy efficiency and more. Materials Polywood shutters are made from a synthetic composite that provides the most energy efficiency and durability. We created 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 crafted from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter delivers the classic look of wood to any room in your Cleveland home. Energy Efficiency Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Cleveland. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. And our wood shutters are no slouch when it comes to energy efficiency . The only window treatment that tops their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are built 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 adequate care. 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 highest grade when it comes to durability and will last decades in your Cleveland house. Cleaning It’s easy to dust both faux and wood shutters. However, when it comes to stains, dirt, and other marks, simply wipe faux and wood shutters with a lightly moistened rag. Wipe off any remaining residue with a dry cloth – especially on wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are offered in three premium white paints. And we bring you a range of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color palette. UV inhibitors in the paint we apply on Polywood ensure that the color on these shutters doesn’t fade. Ovation wood shutters stand out when stained with one of our 28 wood stains. Custom Built Both faux wood shutters and wood shutters are custom fashioned to fit your window or door perfectly. Our professionals measure the window to construct shutter panels that look beautiful and function with ease. Special Shapes Whether your Cleveland home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your choice of plantation shutters to fit seamlessly. Our experts account for every curve and angle. And with our state-of-the-art computer software and more than 35 years of experience, we construct your real wood and faux wood shutters to the specifications 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 information about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Cleveland and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 440-561-6787 or fill out the form below today!