Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Stefano Diotaiuti When looking into plantation shutters in Nashville, homeowners have the choice of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. At Sunburst Shutters Nashville, we bring you 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 ease of cleaning to their energy efficiency and more. Materials Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic composite that results in superior energy efficiency and durability. We developed this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to give you a high quality plantation shutter to rival any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are built from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter brings the natural feel of wood to any room in your Nashville home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Nashville. And when it comes to plantation shutters, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than similar wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary when it comes to energy efficiency . The only window treatment that exceeds their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are constructed from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They outlast traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 50 years with adequate 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 the highest grade when it comes to durability and will last decades in your Nashville residence. Cleaning Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, when it comes to stains, dirt, and other marks, just wipe faux and wood shutters with a rag that’s barely damp. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints. And we bring you a collection 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 built to fit your window or door seamlessly. Our professionals measure the window to design shutter panels that look beautiful and work flawlessly. Special Shapes Whether your Nashville home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your choice of plantation shutters to fit perfectly. Our experts account for every curve and angle. And with our state-of-the-art computer software and 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 Information On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more information about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Nashville and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 615-236-8530 or fill out the form below today!