Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Charlie Cole and Brady Parker When considering plantation shutters in Fort Myers, homeowners have the choice of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. The differences between these types of plantation shutters go beyond the material they’re made of. At Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers, we carry 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 built from a synthetic composite that provides added energy efficiency and durability. We created this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to provide you with a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – 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 Fort Myers home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Fort Myers. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary when it comes to energy efficiency since the only window treatment to top their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are crafted from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t chip. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last over 50 years with adequate upkeep. Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in the nation. 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 Fort Myers home. Cleaning Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, when it comes to stains, dirt, and other marks, simply wipe faux and wood shutters with a rag that’s barely damp. Wipe off any remaining residue with a dry cloth – especially on wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters come in three premium white paints. And we bring you a collection 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 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 specialists measure the window to construct shutter panels that are elegant and operate with ease. Special Shapes Whether your Fort Myers home has triangle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your choice of plantation shutters to fit seamlessly. Our professionals take every angle and curve into consideration. 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 information about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Fort Myers and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 239-208-6577 or fill out the form below today!