Shutters in a bedroom

Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in St. George

October 21, 2015
When searching for plantation shutters in St. George, homeowners have their pick 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 St. George, we offer Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to meet your window treatment needs. Find out how faux wood shutters compare with wood shutters. From their materials to their ease of cleaning and more.
 

Materials

Faux Wood Shutters In pretty St. George Living Room

Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic composite that leads to superior energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter 25+ years ago to provide you with a high quality plantation shutter that competes with 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 St. George home.

Energy Efficiency

Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in St. George. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters insulate 70% better than equivalent 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 exceeds their efficiency are Polywood shutters.

Durability

Polywood shutters are crafted from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t warp. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 50 years with appropriate 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 highest grade when it comes to durability and will last decades in your St. George 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, simply wipe faux and wood shutters with a rag that’s barely damp. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters.

Colors

Polywood shutters come in three premium white paints as well as a selection 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 crafted to fit your window or door just right. Our specialists measure the window to create shutter panels that are elegant and work with ease. 

Special Shapes

Whether your St. George home has triangle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your choice of plantation shutters to fit perfectly. Our experts account for every curve and angle. And with our latest computer software and over 40 years of experience, we build 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


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For more details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in St. George and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 435-485-9332 or fill out the form below today!

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