Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Kevin McCormack When considering plantation shutters in Jacksonville, homeowners have the choice of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. At Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville, we carry 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 made from a synthetic composite that leads to increased energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter more than 25 years ago to give you a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are crafted from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter delivers the warmth of wood to any room in your Jacksonville home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Jacksonville. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than similar wood shutters. And our wood shutters are no slouch when it comes to energy efficiency . The only window treatment to top their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are constructed from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for 50+ with adequate 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 top quality in durability and will last decades in your Jacksonville house. 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, simply wipe faux and wood shutters with a rag that’s barely damp. You’ll want to quickly dry wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are available 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 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 professionals measure the window to create shutter panels that are exquisite and work with ease. Special Shapes Whether your Jacksonville home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your choice of plantation shutters to fit perfectly. Our professionals consider every curve and angle. And with our latest computer software and more than 35 years of experience, we craft 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 information about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Jacksonville and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 904-289-1663 or fill out the form below today!