Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Holly Perron When searching for plantation shutters in Hartford, homeowners have their pick of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. At Sunburst Shutters Hartford, we offer Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to meet your window treatment needs. Let’s look at how faux wood shutters compare to real wood shutters. From their energy efficiency to their materials and more. Materials Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic composite that leads to the most energy efficiency and durability. We developed this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to bring you a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are constructed from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter adds the natural feel of wood to any room in your Hartford home. Energy Efficiency Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Hartford. 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. That’s not to say our wood shutters are inefficient as the only window treatment to top their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are crafted from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for 50+ with adequate maintenance. Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in the US. 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 Hartford house. Cleaning It’s easy to dust both faux and wood shutters. However, if you encounter stains, dirt, and other marks, simply wipe faux and wood shutters with a slightly damp rag. Wipe off any remaining residue with a dry cloth – especially on wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are offered in three premium white paints in addition to a collection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color scheme. 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 just right. Our professionals measure the window to create shutter panels that are exquisite and function with ease. Special Shapes Whether your Hartford home has circle windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit perfectly. Our experts take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our advanced computer software and 35+ years of experience, we build 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 information about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Hartford and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below today!