Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015George Christ When searching for plantation shutters in Minneapolis, homeowners have the choice of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. Yes, these plantation shutters are made of different materials. But that’s not the only thing that differentiates them. At Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis, we bring you 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 materials to their ease of cleaning and more. Materials Polywood shutters are constructed from a synthetic composite that leads to increased energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter more than 25 years ago to bring you a high quality plantation shutter that competes with any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are crafted from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter adds the warmth of wood to any room in your Minneapolis home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Minneapolis. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. That’s not to say our wood shutters are inefficient as the only window treatment that exceeds their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are crafted from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t chip. They maintain their integrity 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 highest grade when it comes to durability and will last decades in your Minneapolis residence. Cleaning Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, if the shutters are in an area prone to stains, dirt, and other marks, just wipe faux and wood shutters with a lightly moistened 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 palette. The color on these faux wood shutters never fades thanks to a high quality paint with UV inhibitors. Ovation wood shutters are best 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 perfectly. Our specialists measure the window to construct shutter panels that are exquisite and work flawlessly. Special Shapes Whether your Minneapolis home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit seamlessly. Our professionals take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our latest computer software and over 35 years of experience, we construct your real wood and faux wood shutters to the specifications 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 Specifics On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Minneapolis and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 952-856-8130 or fill out the form below today!