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What are Faux Wood Shutters?

December 18, 2017

“Faux wood” is a term that gets used a lot with regards to interior design, from siding to flooring to window treatments. Technically, it just means “not wood, but similar to it.” Other than that, you don’t really know what you have. So if you’re in the market for faux wood shutters, faux wood blinds, or any other sort of faux wood window treatment in Las Vegas, what is it that you’re really buying for your windows?

Las Vegas faux wood shutters

Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas will help you discern the quality faux wood shutters from the not-so-quality shutters. Here’s what you should know.

Faux Wood Quality Ranges From Great To Third-Rate

Faux wood is usually advertised as a more inexpensive version of hardwood, but a good amount of faux wood products would be better described as a “cheap” version of hardwood. Most faux wood on the market is actually just composite wood, which is a combination of wood fiber, plastic, and adhesive, occasionally coated in vinyl. Almost all of these kinds of engineered materials aren’t resilient, aren’t able to block noise or energy loss, and will most likely fade and yellow after repeated exposure to the sun.

What’s worse, many faux wood shutters are hollow, meaning they’re less durable, prone to chips and cracks, and poor insulators.

So while you may think you’re staying under budget by choosing faux wood window treatments, are you really getting much benefit from shutters you’ll probably need to replace in a few years? Are you getting much out of shutters that don’t help make your house more comfortable or your utility bills lower?

Luckily, not all faux wood shutters are made equal.

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What To Look For In a Great Faux Wood Shutter

There are 3 qualities you should be on the look for in a high quality faux wood shutter:

  • Solid, moisture-proof material

  • No wrapped material on a wood chip base

  • An extended or lifetime warranty

Sunburst’s Polywood® plantation shutters were designed to succeed where traditional faux wood falls short. Unlike cheaply built shutters made of wood pulp and vinyl, Polywood shutters are built from our trademarked Polywood extruded material, created to weather the harshest elements and stand up to punishment that other shutters can’t.

In addition, Polywood is completely solid all the way through, making them not only more durable and immune to chips or cracks, but also better insulators to keep your home nice and cozy.

Plantation shutters in Las Vegas bedroom.

And unlike many faux wood products on the market, Polywood shutters come with an extensive Lifetime Warranty.

Some shops may try to market their faux wood shutters as some sort of “poly” material, but know that there’s only one Polywood®.

Get Las Vegas’s Best Faux Wood Shutters

If you’re ready to move on from low-quality faux wood shutters that don’t get the job done, contact Sunburst Las Vegas today. Schedule a free in-home consultation using the form below or call us at 702-850-6619.