Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Curtis Orton When it comes to plantation shutters in San Jose, 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 San Jose, we offer Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to meet 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 25+ years ago to bring you a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are made from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter brings the classic look of wood to any room in your San Jose home. Energy Efficiency Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in San Jose. 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 as the only window treatment that tops their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are made from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t chip. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last over 50 years with proper maintenance. Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in the US. And with both types of joints (mortise-and-tenon and dowel), these wood shutters are the best in their class for durability and will last decades in your San Jose home. Cleaning It’s easy to dust both faux and wood shutters. However, if the shutters are in an area prone to stains, dirt, and other marks, just wipe faux and wood shutters with a slightly damp rag. You’ll want to quickly dry 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. We apply a high quality paint that contains UV inhibitors so the color never fades. Ovation wood shutters stand out when stained with one of our 28 wood stains. Custom Built Both faux wood shutters and wood shutters are custom crafted to fit your window or door seamlessly. Our specialists measure the window to design shutter panels that are elegant and function with ease. Special Shapes Whether your San Jose home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit perfectly. Our experts account for every curve and angle. And with our advanced computer software and over 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 details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in San Jose and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 408-831-3373 or fill out the form below today!