Shutters in a bedroom

Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in San Jose

October 21, 2015
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. We compare faux wood shutters side by side with wood shutters. From their materials to their ease of cleaning and more.
 

Materials

Faux Wood Shutters In blue San Jose Living Room

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 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 insulate 70% better than comparable 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, simply 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 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 fashioned to fit your window or door just right. Our professionals measure the window to construct shutter panels that are exquisite and function with ease. 

Special Shapes

Whether your San Jose home has triangle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit perfectly. Our experts account for every curve and angle. And with our advanced computer software and more than 40 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


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