Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Eric Ramsey When searching for plantation shutters in Tampa, 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 Tampa, we bring you 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 ease of cleaning to their energy efficiency and more. Materials Polywood shutters are constructed from a synthetic composite that results in added energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to bring you a high quality plantation shutter to rival any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are constructed from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter adds the classic look of wood to any room in your Tampa home. Energy Efficiency Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Tampa. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, 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 to top their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are constructed 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 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 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 rag that’s barely damp. You’ll want to quickly dry wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are available 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 crafted 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 seamlessly. Our specialists take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our latest computer software and more than 35 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 Get More Details On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Tampa and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below today!