Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Darik Neilson When considering plantation shutters in Las Vegas, homeowners have their pick of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. Yes, these plantation shutters are made of different materials. But that’s not the only thing that differentiates them. At Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas, 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 materials to their ease of cleaning and more. Materials Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic composite that provides increased energy efficiency and durability. We developed this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to give you a high quality plantation shutter that competes with any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are made from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter brings the natural feel of wood to any room in your Las Vegas home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Las Vegas. And when it comes to plantation shutters, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 70% better than similar wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary when it comes to energy efficiency as 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 warp. They maintain their integrity longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 50 years with adequate 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 best in their class for durability and will last decades in your Las Vegas home. 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 lightly moistened rag. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are offered in three premium white paints in addition to a range 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 are best 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 seamlessly. Our professionals measure the window to construct shutter panels that are elegant and operate with ease. Special Shapes Whether your Las Vegas home has triangle windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit seamlessly. Our specialists account for every curve and angle. And with our advanced computer software and more than 35 years of experience, we fashion your real wood and faux wood shutters to the detailed specs 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 information about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Las Vegas and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 702-850-6619 or fill out the form below today!