Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Tyler Jorgensen When considering plantation shutters in Oklahoma City, homeowners have their pick 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 Oklahoma City, we offer Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match 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 constructed from a synthetic composite that results in superior energy efficiency and durability. We developed 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 delivers the classic look of wood to any room in your Oklahoma City home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are hands down the most energy efficient window treatment in Oklahoma City. And when it comes to plantation shutters, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than comparable 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 built from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t warp. They maintain their integrity longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last over 50 years with proper 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 best in their class for durability and will last decades in your Oklahoma City residence. Cleaning It’s easy to dust both faux and wood shutters. However, if the shutters are in an area prone to stains, dirt, and other marks, all you have to do is wipe faux and wood shutters with a slightly damp rag. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters come in three premium white paints. And we bring you 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 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 perfectly. Our experts measure the window to design shutter panels that are exquisite and operate without a hitch. Special Shapes Whether your Oklahoma City home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit perfectly. Our professionals consider every curve and angle. And with our state-of-the-art computer software and over 35 years of experience, we fashion 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 Oklahoma City and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 405-300-4664 or fill out the form below today!