Shutters in a bedroom

Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Kingsport

October 21, 2015
When considering plantation shutters in Kingsport, 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 Kingsport, we carry Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match 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

Faux Wood Shutters In modern Kingsport Living Room

Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic composite that leads to increased energy efficiency and durability. We created this faux wood shutter 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 classic look of wood to any room in your Kingsport home.

Energy Efficiency

Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Kingsport. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters insulate 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 built 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 residence.

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 rag that’s barely damp. Make sure to quickly dry the 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 style. 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 professionals measure the window to create shutter panels that are elegant and operate without a hitch. 

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 specialists consider every curve and angle. And with our state-of-the-art computer software and more than 40 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 Specifics 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 276-685-5343 or fill out the form below today!