What are Faux Wood Shutters?12/18/2017Stefano Diotaiuti “Faux wood” is a term that gets thrown around when talking about home design, from furniture to flooring to window coverings. Technically, all faux wood means is “not wood, but similar to it.” Aside from that, you don’t really have any idea what you’re dealing with. So if you’re on the hunt for faux wood shutters, faux wood blinds, or any other sort of faux wood window treatment in Nashville, what are you really using in your house?Sunburst Shutters Nashville can help you separate the quality faux wood shutters from the less great shutters. This is what you need to know.Faux Wood Quality Can Vary From Great To ShoddyFaux wood is almost always advertised as a less expensive version of hardwood, but a good amount of faux wood products are more like a “cheap” version of hardwood. The vast majority of faux wood is actually just composite wood, which is a combination of wood fiber, plastic, and glue, sometimes coated in vinyl. Almost all of these kinds of engineered materials aren’t resilient, can’t really block noise or heat, and will most likely fade and lose their color after prolonged exposure to UV rays.What’s worse, many faux wood shutters are made from, making them weaker, prone to chips and cracks, and poor insulators.So while you might think you’re helping your bottom line when you choose faux wood window treatments, are you actually benefiting from shutters you’ll likely need to replace in a few years? Is there much benefit to a window treatment that doesn’t help make your space more comfortable or your energy bills lower?Luckily, not every faux wood shutter is made the same. What To Look For In a Faux Wood ShutterThere are typically 3 qualities you should look for in a high quality faux wood shutter:Resilient, waterproof material No wrapped material on a wood chip baseA lifetime warrantySunburst’s Polywood® plantation shutters were designed to succeed where the majority of faux wood fails. Unlike cheaply made shutters made of wood pulp and glue, Polywood shutters are constructed from our patented Polywood extruded material, built to weather the harshest elements and take punishment that most shutters aren’t able to.Polywood shutters are also completely solid all the way through, so they’re not only more durable and immune to chips or cracks, but also better insulators to keep your home nice and cozy.And unlike the majority of faux wood products on the market, Polywood shutters are backed by an extensive Lifetime Warranty.Some salespeople may try to market their faux wood shutters as some sort of “poly” material, but rest assured: there’s only one Polywood®.Get Nashville’s Best Faux Wood ShuttersIf you’re ready to graduate from off-the-shelf faux wood shutters that don’t get the job done, send a line to Sunburst Nashville today. Get a no-strings-attached consultation by filling out the form below or call us at 615-236-8530.