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Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Tampa

October 21, 2015
When searching for plantation shutters in Tampa, 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 Tampa, we bring you Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match your window treatment needs. Let’s look at how faux wood shutters compare to real wood shutters. From their ease of cleaning to their energy efficiency and more.
 

Materials

Faux Wood Shutters In blue Tampa Living Room

Polywood shutters are constructed from a synthetic composite that results in added energy efficiency and durability. We formed 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 constructed from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter delivers the warmth of wood to any room in your Tampa home.

Energy Efficiency

Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Tampa. And when it comes to plantation shutters, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 70% better than comparable wood shutters. And our wood shutters are no slouch when it comes to energy efficiency . The only window treatment that tops their efficiency are Polywood shutters.

Durability

Polywood shutters are constructed from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They maintain their integrity longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last over 50 years with adequate maintenance.

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 highest grade when it comes to durability and will last decades in your Tampa house.

Cleaning

You can dust both faux and wood shutters easily. However, if you encounter stains, dirt, and other marks, simply wipe faux and wood shutters with a slightly damp rag. You’ll want to quickly dry wood shutters.

Colors

Polywood shutters come in three premium white paints in addition to a variety of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color style. The color on these faux wood shutters never fades thanks to a high quality paint with UV inhibitors. 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 fashioned to fit your window or door just right. Our specialists measure the window to design shutter panels that look beautiful and function flawlessly. 

Special Shapes

Whether your Tampa home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your choice of plantation shutters to fit just right. Our professionals take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our latest computer software and over 40 years of experience, we fashion 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


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