Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Jacob Hayes When considering plantation shutters in Kingsport, homeowners have their pick of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. At Sunburst Shutters Kingsport, we offer Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to fulfill your window treatment needs. Let’s look at how faux wood shutters compare to real wood shutters. From their ease of cleaning to their energy efficiency and more. Materials Polywood shutters are made from a synthetic composite that results in increased energy efficiency and durability. We developed this faux wood shutter more than 25 years ago to bring you a high quality plantation shutter that competes with any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are constructed from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter brings the warmth of wood to any room in your Kingsport home. Energy Efficiency Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Kingsport. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. And our wood shutters are no slouch when it comes to energy efficiency since 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 maintain their integrity longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 50 years with appropriate maintenance. 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 Kingsport house. Cleaning Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, if you encounter 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 in addition to a collection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color scheme. The color on these faux wood shutters never fades thanks to a high quality paint with UV inhibitors. Ovation wood shutters are best 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 professionals measure the window to create shutter panels that are exquisite and function with ease. Special Shapes Whether your Kingsport home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your choice of plantation shutters to fit just right. Our professionals take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our latest computer software and more than 35 years of experience, we construct 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 Get More Details On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more specifics about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Kingsport and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 276-378-7422 or fill out the form below today!