Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters

Stefano 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

Faux Wood Shutters In modern Nashville Living Room

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!