What’s in a Faux Wood Shutter?12/18/2017Nate Gromen “Faux wood” is a phrase that gets thrown around with regards to interior design, from furniture to floors to window coverings. Really, it just means “not wood, but resembles it.” Other than that, you might not know what you’re dealing with. So if you’re in the market for faux wood shutters, faux wood blinds, or any other type of faux wood window treatment in Cleveland, what is it that you’re actually buying for your home?Sunburst Shutters Cleveland is here to help you separate the quality faux wood shutters from the less great ones. This is what you need to know.Faux Wood Quality Ranges From Excellent To RubbishFaux wood is usually advertised as a more inexpensive version of hardwood, but a good amount of faux wood products would be better described as a “cheap” version of hardwood. Most faux wood on the market is really just engineered particle board, which is a mix of wood fiber or wood chips, plastic, and adhesive, occasionally coated in vinyl. Almost all of these sort of engineered materials aren’t long-lasting, aren’t able to block noise or energy loss, and will almost always fade and lose their color after repeated exposure to the sun.What’s worse, many faux wood shutters are made from, making it even weaker structurally, prone to chipping or breaking, and poor insulators.Though you might think you’re helping your bottom line when you choose faux wood window treatments, are you actually benefiting from shutters you’ll probably need to replace after just two years? Are you getting much out of a window treatment that doesn’t help keep your space more cozy or your utility bills lower?Luckily, not all faux wood shutters are made equal. What To Look For In a High Quality Faux Wood ShutterThere are 3 qualities you should look for in a high quality faux wood shutter:Durable, waterproof material No vinyl material around a wood pulp baseA lifetime warrantySunburst’s Polywood® plantation shutters were invented to succeed where the majority of faux wood fails. Unlike cheaply built shutters made of wood pulp and glue, Polywood shutters are built from our trademarked Polywood extruded material, built to withstand the most extreme elements and take punishment that other shutters can’t.Polywood shutters are also totally solid, making them not only more durable and immune to cracking or chipping, but also better insulators to keep your space nice and cozy.And unlike the majority of faux wood products on the market, Polywood shutters are backed by an extensive Lifetime Warranty.Some manufacturers may try to market their product as some sort of “poly” compound, but remember that there’s only one Polywood®.Get Cleveland’s Best Faux Wood ShuttersIf you’re ready to graduate from off-the-shelf faux wood shutters that don’t meet your needs, get in touch with Sunburst Cleveland today. Set up a no-strings-attached consultation using the form below or call us at 440-561-6787.