Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Lisa Renee Nieberding When searching for plantation shutters in Cincinnati, 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 Cincinnati, we offer Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to fulfill your window treatment needs. We compare faux wood shutters side by side with wood shutters. From their energy efficiency to their materials and more. Materials Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic composite that leads to increased energy efficiency and durability. We created this faux wood shutter more than 25 years ago to bring you a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are made from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter delivers the natural feel of wood to any room in your Cincinnati home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Cincinnati. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. That’s not to say our wood shutters are inefficient since the only window treatment to top their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are crafted from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for 50+ with adequate 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 Cincinnati residence. Cleaning Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, if you encounter 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 range 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 look stunning when stained with one of our 28 wood stains. Custom Built Both faux wood shutters and wood shutters are custom built to fit your window or door just right. Our experts measure the window to construct shutter panels that are elegant and operate flawlessly. Special Shapes Whether your Cincinnati home has circle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit just right. Our professionals take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our advanced computer software and more than 35 years of experience, we construct your real wood and faux wood shutters to the detailed specs 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 Details On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Cincinnati and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below today!