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Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Raleigh

October 21, 2015
When it comes to plantation shutters in Raleigh, homeowners have the option of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. At Sunburst Shutters Raleigh, we offer Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to fulfill your window treatment needs. Find out how faux wood shutters compare with wood shutters. From their ease of cleaning to their energy efficiency and more.
 

Materials

Faux Wood Shutters In modern Raleigh Living Room

Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic composite that provides the most energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter more than 25 years ago to provide you with a high quality plantation shutter to rival any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are built from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter brings the classic look of wood to any room in your Raleigh home.

Energy Efficiency

Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Raleigh. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters insulate 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary 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 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 world. 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 Raleigh 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 lightly moistened rag. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters.

Colors

Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints as well as a range of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color style. We apply a high quality paint that contains UV inhibitors so the color never fades. 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 built to fit your window or door just right. Our professionals measure the window to create shutter panels that are exquisite and function with ease. 

Special Shapes

Whether your Raleigh home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit just right. Our professionals consider every curve and angle. And with our state-of-the-art computer software and 40+ 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 Specifics On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters

For more specifics about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Raleigh and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 919-887-9198 or fill out the form below today!