Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Bill Burke When looking into plantation shutters in Indianapolis, homeowners have their pick of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. At Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis, we carry Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match your window treatment needs. We compare faux wood shutters side by side with wood shutters. From their ease of cleaning to their energy efficiency and more. Materials Polywood shutters are constructed from a synthetic composite that leads to superior energy efficiency and durability. We developed this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to give you a high quality plantation shutter to rival any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are crafted from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter delivers the natural feel of wood to any room in your Indianapolis home. Energy Efficiency Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in Indianapolis. And when it comes to plantation shutters, our faux wood shutters block the effects of the outside climate 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary 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 crack. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 50 years with adequate 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 best in their class for durability and will last decades in your Indianapolis home. Cleaning You can dust both faux and wood shutters easily. However, if the shutters are in an area prone to stains, dirt, and other marks, all you have to do is 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 as well as a variety of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color style. The color on these faux wood shutters never fades thanks to a high quality paint with UV inhibitors. 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 construct shutter panels that are exquisite and function without a hitch. Special Shapes Whether your Indianapolis home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit just right. Our professionals consider every curve and angle. And with our latest computer software and 35+ years of experience, we fashion 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 details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Indianapolis and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below today!