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Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Fort Myers

October 21, 2015
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 offer Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to fulfill your window treatment needs. Let’s look at how faux wood shutters compare to real wood shutters. From their energy efficiency to their materials and more.
 

Materials

Faux Wood Shutters In modern Fort Myers Living Room

Polywood shutters are made 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 to rival 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

Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Fort Myers. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters insulate 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary when it comes to energy efficiency . The only window treatment that tops 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 appropriate care.

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 the best in their class for 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 slightly damp rag. Wipe off any remaining residue with a dry cloth – especially on wood shutters.

Colors

Polywood shutters come in three premium white paints as well as a collection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color scheme. We apply a high quality paint that contains UV inhibitors so the color never fades. 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 crafted to fit your window or door seamlessly. Our professionals measure the window to design shutter panels that are elegant and function 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 specialists take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our latest computer software and more than 40 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


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