Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Dennis Rooney When searching for plantation shutters in New York City, homeowners have the choice of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. At Sunburst Shutters New York, we bring you Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to fulfill 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 Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic composite that provides increased energy efficiency and durability. We developed this faux wood shutter 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 built from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter delivers the warmth of wood to any room in your New York City home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are hands down the most energy efficient window treatment in New York City. And when it comes to plantation shutters, our faux wood shutters insulate 70% better than similar wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary when it comes to energy efficiency . The only window treatment that tops their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are constructed from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t chip. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for 50+ with proper care. Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in the world. 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 New York City home. Cleaning Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, when it comes 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 offered in three premium white paints in addition to a variety 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 look stunning 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 experts measure the window to construct shutter panels that are exquisite and work flawlessly. Special Shapes Whether your New York City home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit seamlessly. Our experts account for every curve and angle. And with our state-of-the-art computer software and 35+ years of experience, we craft 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 Specifics On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more specifics about Polywood or Ovation shutters in New York City and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 631-246-3930 or fill out the form below today!