Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Richard Rampton When searching for plantation shutters in Chicago, 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 Chicago, we bring you Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match 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 crafted from a synthetic composite that provides superior energy efficiency and durability. We created this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to provide you with a high quality plantation shutter that competes with any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are made from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter delivers the natural feel of wood to any room in your Chicago home. Energy Efficiency Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Chicago. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than similar wood shutters. And our wood shutters are no slouch when it comes to energy efficiency as the only window treatment that tops 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 maintenance. 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 top quality in durability and will last decades in your Chicago house. Cleaning You can dust both faux and wood shutters easily. However, if you encounter 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 come in three premium white paints as well as a variety of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color palette. We apply a high quality paint that contains UV inhibitors so the color never fades. Ovation wood shutters are best 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 seamlessly. Our experts measure the window to construct shutter panels that are elegant and work without a hitch. Special Shapes Whether your Chicago home has triangle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit just right. Our experts account for every curve and angle. And with our state-of-the-art computer software and 35+ 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 Information On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Chicago and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 847-250-6544 or fill out the form below today!