Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Miami10/21/2015David White When looking into plantation shutters in Miami, 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 Miami, we offer 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 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 formed this faux wood shutter 25+ years ago to bring you a high quality plantation shutter to rival any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are constructed from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter brings the natural feel of wood to any room in your Miami home. Energy Efficiency Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Miami. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 70% better than similar wood shutters. And our wood shutters are no slouch when it comes to energy efficiency . 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 crack. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last over 50 years with appropriate upkeep. Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in the nation. 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 Miami residence. Cleaning It’s easy to dust both faux and wood shutters. However, if the shutters are in an area prone to stains, dirt, and other marks, simply wipe faux and wood shutters with a slightly damp rag. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are offered in three premium white paints. And we bring you a range 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 crafted to fit your window or door perfectly. Our professionals measure the window to construct shutter panels that are exquisite and operate flawlessly. Special Shapes Whether your Miami home has circle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit seamlessly. Our professionals take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our latest computer software and over 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 Information On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more specifics about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Miami and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 305-520-7515 or fill out the form below today!