Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Raleigh10/21/2015Blake Jarman When it comes to plantation shutters in Raleigh, homeowners have the option of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. The differences between these types of plantation shutters go beyond the material they’re made of. At Sunburst Shutters Raleigh, we carry 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 Polywood shutters are made from a synthetic composite that provides superior energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter more than 25 years ago to give you a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are built from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter brings the warmth of wood to any room in your Raleigh home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Raleigh. And when it comes to plantation shutters, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary 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 warp. 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 house. Cleaning Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, when it comes to stains, dirt, and other marks, just wipe faux and wood shutters with a lightly moistened rag. You’ll want to quickly dry wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints as well as a collection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color scheme. 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 built to fit your window or door just right. Our professionals measure the window to create shutter panels that are elegant and operate 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 specialists consider every curve and angle. And with our latest 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 details 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!