Shutters in a bedroom

Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in New York City

October 21, 2015
When searching for plantation shutters in New York City, homeowners have the choice of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. The differences between these types of plantation shutters go beyond the material they’re made of. 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

Faux Wood Shutters In pretty New York City Living Room

Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic composite that provides increased energy efficiency and durability. We created this faux wood shutter more than 25 years ago to give you a high quality plantation shutter to rival 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 in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than comparable wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary when it comes to energy efficiency since 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, 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 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. The color on these faux wood shutters never fades thanks to a high quality paint with UV inhibitors. 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 design shutter panels that are exquisite and work with ease. 

Special Shapes

Whether your New York City home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit just right. Our experts account for every curve and angle. And with our latest computer software and 40+ 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


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