Shutters in a bedroom

Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Chicago

October 21, 2015
When it comes to plantation shutters in Chicago, 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 Chicago, we bring you 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

Faux Wood Shutters In blue Chicago Living Room

Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic composite that provides the most energy efficiency and durability. We developed this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to give you a high quality plantation shutter that competes with any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are crafted from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter delivers the natural feel of wood to any room in your Chicago home.

Energy Efficiency

Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Chicago. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters insulate 70% better than comparable wood shutters. That’s not to say our wood shutters are inefficient as 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 crack. They maintain their integrity longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 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

Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted 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. And we bring you a variety of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color palette. The color on these faux wood shutters never fades thanks to a high quality paint with UV inhibitors. 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 fashioned to fit your window or door just right. Our experts measure the window to design shutter panels that are elegant and work without a hitch. 

Special Shapes

Whether your Chicago home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit seamlessly. Our experts account for every curve and angle. And with our latest computer software and 40+ years of experience, we craft 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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